Meat Sauce with Zucchini

Jeff was out for the night so in an effort to still eat well and to clean out the refrigerator a bit, I made this quick meat sauce with zucchini. I love zucchini in my pasta! This dish turned out awesome and I’ll definitely make it for whole family next time.

Whole wheat spaghetti
1/4 lb. ground turkey
1 zucchini, slice in half length-wise and then again
1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
1 cup Rustico jar tomato sauce (Trader Joes)
A few splashes of dry red wine
salt and pepper
fresh basil, chopped

Make pasta according to the directions on the box. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 T. olive oil. Add onions, turkey, and garlic. Cook until onion is tender and meat is browned.  Add zucchini, salt and pepper and a little bit of basil; cook another 5 minutes. Add red wine. Cook for 2 minutes. Add sauce and cook for 4 more minutes. Serve sauce over pasta. Top with fresh basil.


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