This classic garlic spaghetti dish is an easy weeknight dinner! It has a kick of fresh basil and only takes 25 minutes to throw together!
There are so many pasta-bilities when it comes to making pasta dishes. Different noodle shapes, sauces and protein options! It’s a one pot meal with your carbs, veggies and protein. This marinara spaghetti dish brought me back to my childhood days. It was one of the very first meals I learned to make aside from the boxed mac and cheese.
When I make marinara spaghetti, basil is super important! Even a small handful in the recipe makes a huge difference.
I also like to add in veggies whenever I can. It adds colors, textures and more nutrients into my dish. Onions and bell peppers are two of my favorite veggies to add into my pastas!
Now onto the recipe! This recipe makes 4 servings, so it will last more than one meal. I mean, who doesn’t love leftovers? We don’t always want to cook at each meal. It’s nice to just spend 5-10 minutes reheating your food instead of putting on that apron, turning on the stove and washing all the dishes. When I cook, I like to make enough for 2-3 meals so I don’t have to cook at each meal, and I get to eat it just enough times before I crave something new!
This is a very simple and basic recipe I always find myself going back to. Sometimes I use grass-fed ground beef or ground chicken instead of turkey. It’s an easy substitute!
Now onto the recipe!
Tomato Basil Turkey Spaghetti
- 8 oz spaghetti noodles
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- 1 whole red bell pepper sliced
- 16 oz ground turkey
- 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
- 1/3 cup fresh basil
- Cook spaghetti noodles according to package instructions.
- Preheat a large skillet with olive oil. Cook minced garlic until fragrant. Add in onions, mushrooms and bell peppers. Remove from pan and leave to side.
- Add more olive oil to pan and cook ground turkey. When done, add in cooked veggies and marinara sauce.
- Stir in spaghetti noodles and top with fresh basil before serving!