Turkey Bolognese Recipe

Looking for an easy Turkey Bolognese recipe? Learn how to make Turkey Bolognese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by wormann

Makes 4 servings



To keep the bolognese sauce on the lighter side, I used lean ground turkey in place of the traditional ground beef. The turkey is added to a trio of sauteed aromatic vegetables and cooked into a sauce consisting of two types of canned tomatoes seasoned with a touch of red wine and Italian spices.

Recipe Ingredients for Turkey Bolognese

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
3/4 lb lean ground turkey
1/4 cup dry red wine
14 1/2 oz diced tomatoes
8 oz tomato sauce
1 ground oregano, to taste
1 dried basil, to taste
1 red pepper flakes, to taste

Recipe Directions for Turkey Bolognese

  1. Heat olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and chopped carrot and saute for 5 additional minutes.

  2. Raise the stove heat to medium-high. Add the ground turkey to the skillet, and cook, breaking up the meat, until no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes. Pour the wine into the skillet to deglaze, then add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.

  3. Add about 1/2 tsp each of the seasonings, reduce stove heat to low, and simmer until the bolognese is thick and reduced, about 1 1/2 hours. Adjust seasonings to taste during the cooking process. Serve over pasta and/or with crusty bread.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 297.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
379mg
16%
Potassium
528mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
11.1g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
6.7g
Protein
18.7g
Vitamin A 73% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 5% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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