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Slow Cooker Cheesy Spaghetti with Turkey Sausage

This yummy spaghetti recipe takes a known classic and turns it into an easy slow cooker meal. Make your spaghetti the clean eating way!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: High Protein, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 395kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey sausage see recipe below
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce jar, no sugar added
  • 8 ounces 100% whole wheat spaghetti uncooked, break into small pieces before adding to meat mixture (about 2/3 of a 13.25 oz box)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese low-fat
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese skim, shredded
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese low-fat
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil fresh, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Ingredients to Make Turkey Sausage

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • Add all the sausage ingredients a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Cook ground turkey sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking into small pieces while cooking. Ensure the turkey loses its pink color before removing from heat. Drain, discard any fat and set aside. Combine meat with marinara.
  • In a medium bowl combine cooked turkey sausage with the remaining ingredients, add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 2-3 hours or until cheese is bubbly and pasta al dente.
  • Serve and sprinkle with parmesan if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.25cups | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1023mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 3mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7