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Turkey bolognese recipe on a plate with chili pepper seeds and parmesan in bowls by it.

Healthy Turkey Bolognese Recipe

Gina
This classic Italian turkey bolognese recipe makes a hearty and healthy sauce to serve up with your favorite pasta. Tomatoes are slow cooked with onions, garlic, celery, carrots and lots of fresh herbs for a pasta dinner eveyone will love!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 333 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 14 cup carrot finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery stalk finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey 93% meat 7% fat
  • 28 ounces stewed tomatoes blended in a mixer so there are not any large chunks
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme fresh, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary fresh, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper freshly ground

Instructions
 

  • in a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Sautee until onion is soft, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the celery and carrot. Sautee over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Raise heat to medium-high and add the ground turkey meat. Using a 5 blade meat chopper. Cook until turkey meat is browned and no longer pink inside.
  • Drain any grease from the turkey meat with a spoon. Add a paper towel to soak up any grease left, then discard.
  • Add parsley, basil, thyme and, rosemary to the cooked meat. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Blend stewed tomatoes in a mixer unlit they are mostly smooth with small chunks.
  • Cook over medium heat until the excess liquid is evaporated. This should take about 20 to 30 minutes. Stir frequently.
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Pour bolognese over your favorite pasta and top with grated Ramano cheese or parmesan cheese.

Notes

Be sure to remove as much of the oil as possible from the pan after cooking the meat so the sauce doesn’t end up too greasy.
Use a meat smasher or chopper to quickly and easily break up the meat in the pan.
Serve up with perfectly cooked al dente pasta for a healthy meal the whole family will enjoy!  
Don’t forget the garlic bread to soak up all the juices in the bowl!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 22gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 931mgPotassium: 1519mgFiber: 10gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 50492IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 168mgIron: 4mg
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