Skinny Chinese Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Dan Dan Noodles)


6 ounces dry whole grain angel hair spaghetti or whole grain spaghetti

1 (8 oz) can pineapple chunks (in 100% pineapple juice) undrained

⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

5 tablespoons chunky peanut butter or creamy, see shopping tip

3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

3-4 tablespoons water

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste

Cooking spray

1 teaspoons olive oil or other vegetable oil

1 cup red bell pepper, diced

1 cup scallions, sliced

2 tablespoon ginger, from a jar, see shopping tip

1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced

12 ounces ground turkey breast (½ package 99% fat-free turkey breast)


1. Cook spaghetti until al dente (tender cooked) Drain and set aside.

2. Cut pineapple chunks in half and set aside. Save ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon pineapple juice from can for peanut sauce. Toss the rest of the juice.

3. To make peanut sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon pineapple juice, rice vinegar, peanut butter, soy sauce, water and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

3. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Add oil, red bell peppers, scallions, ginger, garlic and ground turkey. Cook over medium-high heat, for about 5-6 minutes to brown the turkey. Be sure to stir often, breaking up turkey into small pieces, while browning. Cook until turkey is browned.

4. Stir in pineapple chunks and peanut sauce. Simmer, stirring often until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Taste the sauce, if you like it spicier, stir in a bit more red pepper flakes.

5. Leftover sauce will keep in refrigerator for a few days. The sauce tends to thicken when refrigerated so add about 1 tablespoon of water before heating. This sauce freezes great too!

Makes 5 servings, each serving ¾ cup pasta (not packed) and about ¾ cup sauce

Nutrition Facts

for 1 serving (¾ cup pasta and about ¾ cup sauce)
348 calories
11g fat
5g sat fat
26g protein
40g carbs
7g fiber
385mg sodium
7g sugar

SmartPoints value : 10