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Pasta with Meat Sauce

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Pasta with Meat Sauce

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: ground turkey, meat sauce, pasta, quick and easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 558kcal


  • 2 cup macaroni pasta, dry
  • 1 lb turkey, ground
  • 1 medium squash, summer
  • 1 cup, pieces or slices mushrooms, white
  • 2 cup spaghetti sauce or marinara sauce


  • 4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 4 tbsp caesar salad dressing
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup croutons, plain
  • 2 medium apple


  • Prepare pasta as directed on package. 
  • In a medium skillet, over medium-high heat, cook turkey until browned and no longer pink; stir to crumble as it cooks.  Slice summer squash and add mushrooms and summer squash to meat.  Saute for 3-4 minutes.  Add marinara sauce and heat throughout.  Stir drained pasta into meat sauce.
  • Toss salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl.  Serve pasta with apples and salad.
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Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 867mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 22g

Natalie Monson

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