Thursday, July 28, 2011

Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

So did you see my Tomato Zucchini Bisque last week?  Quite the tasty soup.  However, it made a lot and I was the only one eating it.  So at the last minute, while making this pasta sauce, I added a couple of cups of the soup into it.  Just because it seemed like it would go well and the sauce needed more volume. 

It worked wonderfully. If you don't have extra soup, feel free to just add more tomato sauce as desired.  Or follow Reeni's recipe.  It will be good either way. I promise. Italian sausage rocks.

Meaty Sauce and Pasta Recipe
Adapted from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

1 green pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 lb. ground turkey, 92%
1 lb. Italian sausage, ground
1 heaping tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 can tomato paste, 6 oz.
2 can diced tomatoes, 15 oz.
1 bay leaf
2 cups leftover Tomato Zucchini Bisque or a can of tomato sauce would work
Red pepper flakes to taste

In a large pan, saute onion and pepper in cooking spray until tender, about 4 - 5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add garlic, saute for another minute.  Add the ground turkey and sausage, cook until done.  Add italian seasoning and tomato paste, combine with meat, allow to cook for 3 - 4 minutes stirring often.  Add diced tomatoes, bay leaf, red pepper flakes and leftover soup or a can of tomato sauce.  Add a bit of water if you think it's too thick. Bring to a simmer and cook for 35 - 45 minutes, tasting to see if it needs to be re-seasoned.  Remove bay leaf before serving.  Serve over pasta or veggies.

Total calories = 2371 calories for sauce
216 calories per cup

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Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. Love spaghetti and zucchini. I printed your Taco Corn Bread Casserole recipe.

    Via It's A Keeper.
    Joined you on GFC.

  2. That is definitely a meaty spaghetti sauce. Delicious.


  3. Mmm Italian sausage is GOOD STUFF. This looks great!

  4. Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I tried that taco twist bake recipe and you were right! It was soooo awesome! I made another batch right after we finished the first. So yummy! Thank you!


  5. How did I not see the tomato zucchini bisque?? Need to check that out. Your meat sauce looks amazing!!

  6. The meat sauce looks so good! Zucchini bisque does work perfectly in the sauce.

  7. Hi Debbi,
    I just love the flavor in this sauce. It will be so good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen