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Time for a threepeat contributor! Laura Roberg has already shared her recipes for Coconut Cookies and Sweet Potato Pancakes and we are lucky to share another favorite from her! Laura loves how simple and easy this Spaghetti recipe is. She subs in her Sweet Potato Pancakes (found at the link above) for bread when serving up her Healthy Spaghetti. Lots of thanks to one of our instructors in Texas, Melissa Ritchie for introducing us to Laura! Melissa serves couples in Plano, Frisco, Denton, McKinney, Dallas, and other surrounding areas in Texas. You can find Melissa’s class schedule by going to her site:

Healthy Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce



  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 zucchini squash
  • 1 yellow squash


  • 1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomato
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 bundle of parsley
  • 1 oz fresh basil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder


Use a spiral-er to make the zucchini and squash into noodles. Combine salt, pepper, parsley, basil, olive oil, onions, garlic powder into a food processor and combine until liquid. Pour the liquid mixture into a pan big enough to hold, typically a standard 10″ pan does the trick. Put the pan over medium-high heat. Stir frequently. The substance will turn from light green to a dark green as you cook it. In a large saucepot put the crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes with 1 can of water and turn on medium-low heat, then add the combined mixture into the pot. Let simmer for 1 hour. Take off heat and let it rest for 30 min. Put zucchini and squash noodles in another pot cook on medium-high heat until noodles become soft. Take a skillet and begin to cook the ground turkey. Once cooked combine into the sauce and allow it to marinate for at least 5 min before serving.

Have you tried the Sweet Potato Pancakes with this spaghetti? Let us know what you think! Thank you, Laura and Melissa!

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