Linguine with Sweet and Savory Marinara

Linguine with Sweet and Savory Marinara (with lean ground turkey, baby spinach and raisins)
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 package baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound linguine

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat;  add onion and season with salt; cook until onion is softened, about 2 minutes.

Add ground turkey to pot, and break up with a spoon.  Cook turkey and onion until turkey is completely cooked and no pink is showing, about 10 minutes.

Stir in garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and apple cider vinegar, and cook for another minute. Stir in raisins, Italian seasoning and cayenne pepper, then season with salt and pepper.  Pile all the baby spinach on top of the sauce, and place a tightly fitting lid on the pot to steam the spinach, for about five minutes.

Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, while you cook the linguine.

Cook the linguine according to the directions, drain, then serve with the sauce.  Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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