Jan's Yummy Spaghetti


I developed this recipe several years ago when my three children were young. They are all on their own now, and make my spaghetti recipe regularly. Everyone who's ever tried it loves it! Very yummy! Serve with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound Italian sausage links

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chopped tomatoes

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook sausage in the boiling water until partially cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove sausage from water and slice.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground turkey, onion, and garlic in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir sausage, tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, basil, and parsley into ground turkey; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors have blended and sausage is fully cooked, about 1 hour.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and transfer spaghetti to a serving bowl; top with sauce. Toss to coat.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to add more garlic, and ground beef works well also instead of ground turkey. Also be sure not to cook the sausage all the way, as it will cook in the sauce, adding more flavor to it as it simmers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
24g Fat
67g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1744mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 30mg 152%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 1542mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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