Turkey Bolognese Sauce
A healthy spin on classic Italian bolognese pasta sauce. Enjoy served over your favorite pasta, spiralized veggie noodles or in your favorite casserole. This will be your new go-to pasta sauce recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 15minutes
Cook Time
3hours
Servings Prep Time
8 15minutes
Cook Time
3hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a medium frying pan set on med-high, add the ground turkey and season with a little salt and pepper. As it cooks, break it down and continue stirring stirring until cooked through. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan heated to med-high, add the olive oil. Once heated add in the onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms. Feel free to add in extra veggies, this is the perfect sauce to “hide” them from your kids. They won’t even notice.
  3. Add in the oregano, basil and bay leaves and stir until combined.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is absorbed. Were building amazing flavour layers as we go.
  5. Turn the heat back-up to medium and add back in the ground turkey, along with the tomato sauce tomato paste.
  6. Give it a good stir and do a taste test to see if you need more herbs, salt or pepper. It is looks good. Once you have it to your liking, reduce the heat for a final time and simmer for at least 30 minutes or all afternoon. Pro tip, the longer you can let it simmer, the richer the flavours will be.
  7. Do one final taste test to ensure it is seasoned to your liking and serve over your favorite pasta. Bon appetit!
Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be adapted for a slow cooker, just brown the meat and then add everything to your trusty crockpot and set to low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Short on time? Break out your Instapot and this recipe can be ready in 20 minutes! Just use the saute setting to brown the meat and then add in the veggies and cook until soft, dump in the rest of the ingredients and set to pressure cook.

Feel free to add in veggies that make your heart happy, I often sneak in chopped zucchini and kale. I have also been adventurous with root veggies and even bokchoy. Feel free to make it your own, there are no wrong answers here… Well maybe a few, but not many, lol!