C1: Turkey Marinara

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.