Spicy Turkey Spaghetti

After a long day at work, I was exhausted and hungry. What can I make that is quick and tasty? Well, spaghetti with meat sauce is simple enough. Spicy is my thing so I developed the following with my favorite ingredient, crushed red pepper flakes. A touch of spinach and whole wheat pasta increase the nutrition value, while the combination of onions and peppers presents a gorgeous cornucopia of colors. 


3/4 pounds reduced fat ground turkey
1 green pepper sliced
1 red pepper sliced
1 small yellow onion sliced
1/4 cup chopped frozen spinach
6 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 cup crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 25 oz jar of marinara sauce, preferably organic
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
16 oz of whole wheat spaghetti


  • In a frying pan, combine turkey, peppers, yellow onion, green onions, garlic powder, seasoned salt, red pepper, and basil.
  • Heat pan on high. Once meat is sizzling, turn down to med-high. Cook till meat is no longer pink.
  • Pour sauce in pan, add spinach, and turn heat to high. Once bubbling, reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to break up the spinach.
  • Top spaghetti with 1 cup sauce. Sprinkle parmesan on top.

Servings:  About 6 servings.
Calories: About 350 per serving.