My family loves pasta and they love meat sauce. I buy all my meat at the local farmers market in order to avoid antibiotics & growth hormones, but after too many nights of turkey meatballs and turkey burgers, I decided to make meat sauce with it instead. I add a lot of veggies to add bulk, nutrients and flavor, which no one even notices and I use good quality store bought tomato sauce to cut the prep time.
I love that this recipe can be served with or without pasta and that I can freeze it in portions to make for quick weeknight meals when time is limited. I also like that I can maintain all the flavor of a red meat sauce by using white meat turkey to keep the saturated fat and overall calories down. This is a big hit with young and old alike! A family favorite!