Turkey Marinara (Great if You’re Craving Pasta)
Try a low carb Turkey Marinara sauce over a big bed of steamed cauliflower for a satisfying “pasta” meal without the pasta! You can also serve this sauce over baked spaghetti squash in Cycle 2 (this would count as your starchy vegetable).
Turkey Marinara Sauce
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 6 fresh tomatoes or 1 can diced tomatoes
- 3 x Garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 tsp Fresh oregano
- 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
- ground black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1/2 c. Minced onion
- 2 tsp Tomato paste
- 3 tsp Fresh basil
Saute ground turkey till browned, then add in a cup of water to deglaze the pan and pick up all of the flavor bits. Add in tomatoes, onion, garlic and tomato paste, stir well, simmer 5 min. Add in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, and pepper. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 min, until thickened to the right consistency.
Plate up over a heap of steamed cauliflower or other vegetable. Garnish with a dash of non-fat parmesan cheese.