Savory Turkey & Vegetable Ragu (Slow Cooker)

Makes 6 Servings




1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast, crumbled
1 large carrot, shredded (about 1 cup)
1 small onion, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes with basil
One 6-ounce can tomato paste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces spaghetti, cooked




Place the turkey, carrot, onion, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, Italian seasoning, and salt in the slow cooker and stir to combine.  Cover and cook 5 to 6 hours on low.  When the meat is done, stir and serve over the spaghetti.


Nutrition Information per Serving


440 calories, 8g fat, 2g saturated fat, 680mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate, 7g fiber, 30g protein, 90% vitamin A, 35% vitamin C, 35% iron

Help prevent foodborne illness by thoroughly defrosting meat before cooking. Use the refrigerator for slow, even thawing or thaw food in sealed plastic bags or containers submerged in cold water.    » more
For a meat sauce, use lean ground meat in place of the ground turkey. Choose meat that is 90% lean or higher.    » more
Recipe by Liz Weiss, MS, RD. Liz Weiss is an award-winning journalist and registered dietitian specializing in health, nutrition and culinary communications.    » more
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