20-35 mins

Turkey Bolognese

Apr 02, 2020

This weekend we're cooking up Turkey Bolognese, a simple and healthy take on a classic. This delicious, hearty, and rustic dish is filled with pantry staples and perfect for a cozy lunch or Sunday supper. You can also swap out the ground meat for two cans of beans to make it completely vegetarian.


Turkey Bolognese


Makes: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes


You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef)
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato puree
  • Dash of dried oregano
  • Dash of fresh or dried thyme (Italian seasoning)
  • ¼ chopped olives or capers (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 package of noodles like bucatini or spaghetti

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a large pot.
  2. Saute onion until golden, approx 3-5 mins.
  3. Add garlic, carrots and celery, saute for an additional 1-2 mins.
  4. Add ground turkey and brown for approx 5 mins.
  5. Add cans of tomatoes and seasonings, stir.
  6. Add olives or capers if desired.
  7. Let sauce simmer and thicken for approx 20 mins.
  8. Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, cook noodles until al dente.
  9. Drain Noodles and serve in individual bowls, top with sauce and parmesan cheese.
  10. Note, the sauce freezes well so be sure to store any leftovers in individual containers for weekday quick lunches.



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