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This makes a great, slightly sweet pasta sauce. It's unusual to have a red sauce without a garlic component to it. I did not miss it. I did substitute Hormel pizza ready canadian bacon for the turkey pepperoni as I could not find the pepperoni. That's fine as I will use the leftover bacon in potato soup next week. In addition to fresh parley and basil, I added fresh oregano and marjoram from my herb garden. I have to say that the sauce is quite addictive...kept making myself another bowl(and licking it clean!!)

Recipe from Light and Tasty


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 4 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 3 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 9 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef, sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, pepperoni, sugar, parsley and basil.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  • Drain spaghetti; toss with sauce.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
  • Nutrition Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 369 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 614 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 25 g protein

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