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Veggie and Ground Turkey Marinara

Veggie and Ground Turkey Marinara

This month we are inviting you to try out a new recipe for your family! Spaghetti squash is a type of winter squash that has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and a distinctive stringy texture that resembles spaghetti when cooked. It is a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, and high-fiber food that is rich in nutrients and offers several potential health benefits. Whether it’s a fun meal for the kids, or by yourself — try out this easy recipe and enjoy the delicious taste of squash today! 


1 tablespoon avocado oil

1 cup chopped onions

1 tablespoon, minced garlic

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 pound ground turkey (lean)

1 jar low sodium marinara

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

1 cup grated zucchini

1 cup chopped bell pepper (any color or combination of colors)

freshly ground black pepper to taste

fresh basil, for garnish


Sauté chopped onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms in avocado oil until softened. Add ground turkey, garlic, Italian seasoning, and grated zucchini, cook until turkey is almost cooked through. Add the entire jar of marinara sauce and cook until turkey is completely cooked through and vegetables have softened. Serve sauce on top of roasted spaghetti squash or pasta of your choice. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.

Spaghetti Squash

How to prepare spaghetti squash:

Carefully cut spaghetti squash in half

Remove seeds- you can scrape them out using a spoon

Drizzle the spaghetti squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper

Roast, cut side down at 425 degrees for 30-45 min or until softened

Shred with a fork- spaghetti like strands will naturally separate

Looking for similar recipes? Check out our December recipe! Learn more about our Wellness services by visiting our Wellness page, which includes weight resistance training, nutrition services and more! If you’re interested in our Nutrition and Food Pantry services, call 1(800) 597-7977 ext. 407 or visit our Food Pantry page here