Take spaghetti night to a new level with this creamy, easy turkey spaghetti with spinach!
If any recipe ever needed an overhaul, it was this Creamy Turkey Spaghetti. This was an early recipe of mine, and I have been trying to figure out what to do with it for a couple months. Not wanting to delete it completely, I decided to just spruce it up. I’m sure you will like this revised version. The original recipe lacked pizazz, and the photo was horrible. (I took it down, but just trust me on this one.) However, with a few changes, this humdrum pasta dish turned into a real crowd pleaser!
Matt ate two bowls and said several times during dinner that he liked it (which is what I call a rave review coming from him). It’s not much more work than plain old spaghetti with meat sauce, but you will love the addition of vegetables and cream cheese. The recipe makes A LOT of food, which is a good thing because it’s great leftover too. Creamy Spaghetti would also be perfect for a potluck. Enjoy!
Creamy Turkey Spaghetti
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- 1 pound thin spaghetti I recommend whole wheat pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 20 ounces ground turkey
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed (or substitute 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry
- 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
- 28 ounces tomato pasta sauce I used Four Cheese flavor
- grated parmesan optional
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Break spaghetti noodles in half and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a dutch oven or 12″ skillet over medium-hight heat. Add onion, ground turkey, salt, basil, oregano, and a few grinds of black pepper. Stir and saute, crumbling turkey as it cooks, until turkey is almost cooked through.
Stir in garlic, mushrooms, and spinach, and saute for about 5 minutes. Stir in cream cheese to evenly coat meat, and then add pasta sauce. Bring to a simmer.
Gently stir in cooked pasta to sauce mixture, and cook a few more minutes to evenly heat pasta. Serve topped with grated parmesan if desired.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 15
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This turkey spaghetti looks delicious, and a dish my husband would enjoy.
Andi Gleeson says
It’s amazing how much difference a little cream cheese makes! Thanks, Joanne :)