Homemade Spaghetti

Growing up, spaghetti was a staple in the Petersen family home. For various reasons including but not limited to: it was quick, easy, and my brother and I would actually eat it. As I’ve grown up, I’ve evolved the typical pasta + sauce recipe to what I would consider a more mature version of my childhood favorite. Even though my recipe includes more ingredients, it’s still quick and easy and insanely delicious.

Homemade Spaghetti



  • 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 24 oz jar Tomato, Garlic & Onion pasta sauce, recipe includes 1/2 jar
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • Italian seasoning, to taste
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Brown the ground turkey in a frying pan, breaking as you cook. When turkey is thoroughly cooked, drain.
  2. Add mushrooms, onion and diced tomatoes. Do not drain tomatoes before adding.
  3. Bring to soft boil then simmer on low, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Drain.
  4. Add 1/2 jar of pasta sauce and spices to the meat mixture. Simmer on low, stirring occasionally.
  5. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions.
  6. Spoon sauce over drained spaghetti noodles.




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