Amazing Ground Turkey Tomato Sauce


This is my tried and true best pasta sauce that is both fresh and healthy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ½ white onion, chopped

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 6 basil leaves, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (20 ounce) package ground turkey

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon oregano

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, tomato, basil, and garlic in hot oil until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.

  2. Break ground turkey into small pieces and add to pot; season with Italian seasoning and oregano. Cook and stir mixture until turkey is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes.

  3. Stir tomato sauce into the turkey mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly, 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Stir tomato paste into the turkey mixture until evenly colored; season with salt and pepper. Cook until the liquid is reheated, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Add tomato paste to thicken the sauce. Less if you like it thinner, more if you like it thicker.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

414 Calories
25g Fat
19g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 414
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 1352mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1317mg 28%

* 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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