Sunday, January 27, 2013

Homemade Tomato Sauce with Ground Turkey

I love making homemade tomato sauces and decided to use ground turkey instead of ground beef to make it a little more healthier.  This homemade tomato sauce with ground turkey is going to be used for a lasagna and a stuffed shells dish.  Also, a little hint whenever I use tomatos from a can, I always fill the cans about a quarter way up with water to rinse and make sure I get all the tomatoes out of the can.  Just pour the watered tomato sauce into the pot.  I probably made at least 8 cups of sauce with this recipe.  You can use the sauce right away or freeze for future use.  Here is the recipe for how I made the lasagna using this tomato sauce with ground turkey instead of the one in the recipe.

Homemade Tomato Sauce with Ground Turkey

1 pound ground turkey
15 ounce can diced tomatoes
28 ounce can tomato sauce
28 ounce can tomato puree
6 ounce can tomato paste
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon parsley
½ teaspoon red chili flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil


In a large pan, over medium-high heat, add olive oil.  Add ground turkey.  Break up ground turkey with wooden spoon and continue cooking until no longer pink.

Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato puree, and tomato paste.

Stir in garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley and red chili flakes.

Cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes.

Allow to cool before storing in refrigerator or freezer.