Turkey Meat Sauce & Pasta Recipe

I love to make my own sauces, and I hear a lot of my friends say that they find it hard to create sauces that have good flavor. Do not fret! This recipe is sure to impress the meat and sauce lover in you, and should be easy enough for just about any cook to accomplish! And with the colder weather coming on, you may find this the perfect meal!

Serves Two (but can easily be doubled!)

You will need:

1/2 pound ground turkey
6 mushrooms, sliced
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 handful fresh basil
2 cups strained tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 pound dry pasta (I like fun shapes, but you can use nearly any kind you like!)
salt & pepper, to taste
parmesan cheese (optional)


In a heavy pan (I like cast iron skillets, but you know, whatever) heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and the turkey.  Brown your ground turkey, gently breaking up the pieces as they cook. When the turkey is browned, add the mushrooms and cook about 4-5 minutes.

Add the wine and mix through, allowing the wine to cook and bubble a few minutes to reduce.

Meanwhile, start a pot of water to boil for the pasta. Salt the water, if desired.

Add your strained tomatoes, sugar, basil, and salt and pepper (to taste) to the turkey/wine mixture and mix. Allow to cook and bubble and taste. Add additional salt and pepper, if needed.

Boil your pasta for the time specified on the package. Strain the pasta.

You can either toss the pasta directly in the cooking pan containing the sauce, or you can serve the sauce on top of the pasta.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy!


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