Mexican Zpaghetti Recipe

This Mexican Zpaghetti recipe is a fun way to lower your carb intake while still enjoying a night of Mexican flavors!

You guys know that I’m a big proponent of organic foods. Not just because of the lack of certain chemicals but also because organics tend to taste better. This applies to meats as well as produce.

Clean Eating Mexican Zpaghetti Recipe

While not everyone can afford organics all the time (I know I can’t), there are certain foods that I do prefer to buy organic as often as possible, and one of those is ground turkey meat. It tends to be my go-to meat around here most nights of the week.

This post brought to you in collaboration with Foster Farms to celebrate Turkey Tuesday.
All opinions are my own.

I love ground turkey for many reasons, but mainly for it’s ease of use. I mean, there are so many recipes you can make with a pound of ground turkey! And lets face it, it can be a leaner, healthier and generally smarter choice than many popular meats on the market.

Clean Eating Mexican Zpaghetti Recipe

We make a lot of choices about our health every day and the food we put in our bodies is a major part of that. We all want to make smart, balanced, healthy choices to take better care of ourselves and our families.

Clean Eating Mexican Zpaghetti Recipe

Here in California, there is a large focus on mindful eating and on living a healthy lifestyle. Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey reflects this lifestyle: it is locally grown in California’s Central Valley with no antibiotics ever and is raised free-range on organic land with an organic vegetarian diet. In fact, it is the only California-grown, organic, fresh-ground turkey. It’s 100% natural with no added hormones or steroids.

Clean Eating Mexican Zpaghetti Recipe

So today, I wanted to share a recipe that not only celebrates fresh, nutritious produce, but also a lean source of protein that is packed with flavor and a perfectly clean and healthy addition to your dinner table.


Because you are using an entire jar of salsa for this, I highly recommend using a milder salsa. The heat in this dish can really get kicked up a few notches otherwise.

Also, I used the vegetables raw simply because I prefer them that way. But you could certainly blanch the zucchini pasta if you like and sauté the other veggies with the meat and spices. It’s totally up to you. I do encourage you to try the veggies raw, though. Not only is it highly nutritious, but it adds a depth of flavor that cooked veggies can’t offer in this particular dish. It’s really delicious with just the tiniest bit of crunch to it. Give it a try!


Check out the Foster Farms website here!

Clean Eating Mexican Zpaghetti Recipe

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Mexican Zpaghetti Recipe

A delicious, low carb meal for Mexican food lovers!
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Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 318kcal


  • 1 lb. Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
  • 2 tbsp. oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 large tomato (chopped)
  • ½ large yellow onion (chopped)
  • 4 medium zucchini (put through a zoodler)
  • 12 oz. jar salsa (your favorite – no sugar added)
  • cilantro (fresh, chopped, optional for garnish)


  • In a large skillet, brown the turkey in the oil. When it’s mostly cooked, stir in the spices.
  • When it’s finished cooking, remove from heat and stir in the chopped tomato, onion and salsa.
  • Place some zoodles in a bowl, top with sauce and enjoy!


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 1328mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2135IU | Vitamin C: 33.7mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 6.3mg

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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  1. 2pots2cook says:

    Love what you stand for. Love the dish and photos ! Thank you !

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      2pots2cook – Thank you so much! 🙂