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