Ground Turkey Bolognese

Enjoy this lighter version of bolognese sauce. Feel free to use your favorite type of pasta in this dish.

Ground Turkey Bolognese

Chef Tom
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 707 kcal


  • 1 lb Pappardelle pasta
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry white or red wine
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley plus more for garnish
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • freshly grated Parmesan for serving


  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Reserve a little bit of the pasta water. Drain and return to pot.
  • Meanwhile, make bolognese: In a large skillet or pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink, 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, wine, parsley, and dried oregano.
  • Let simmer until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Toss with cooked angel hair and a splash of the reserved pasta water.
  • Garnish with Parmesan and parsley.


Calories: 707kcalCarbohydrates: 102gProtein: 47gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 370mgPotassium: 1353mgFiber: 9gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 3404IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 144mgIron: 6mg
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