Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

One Pot Spaghetti Meat Sauce

This spaghetti meat sauce recipe makes a lot of sauce and only uses one pot!  I usually freeze at least half of it in individual servings that can be re-heated later for really quick meals.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 241kcal


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cooking onions diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey chicken or beef
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley or 3 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary or 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 24 roma tomatoes chopped, or 4 small (14.5-ounce) cans of diced tomatoes
  • 4 small 14.5-ounce cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 16- ounce package of fresh sliced mushrooms or 3 4-ounce cans of canned mushrooms, drained
  • 4 bay leaves


  • Heat the olive oil in the stock pot over medium heat
  • Add the diced onions and minced garlic.
  • Cook until tender and translucent.
  • Add ground meat.
  • Cook until meat is browned.
  • Stir the parsley, oregano, rosemary, basil, salt and pepper into the turkey and onion mixture.
  • Mix in the tomatoes, tomato sauce and mushrooms.
  • Add the bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat to medium-low.
  • Simmer, uncovered for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve over spaghetti sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese.


You can also choose to make it with ground turkey or chicken (instead of the traditional ground beef) which decreases the calories and fat content, and still tastes great!
large stockpot
This recipe makes a large batch of sauce (about 16 servings, depending on how big your servings are).


Serving: 1g | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.4g | Protein: 10.4g | Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 854mg | Sugar: 14.5g