Quick Turkey Meat Sauce

Quick Turkey Meat Sauce

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, October 2018

This lean Bolognese is made with ground turkey instead of ground beef and the result is just as delicious! Plus, finely chopped mushrooms are incorporated into the sauce (undetected!) for an easy way to eat more vegetables. Serve this healthy, hearty sauce with your favorite pasta, or over polenta with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped parsley or basil


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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add turkey, mushrooms and salt; cook, crumbling the turkey with a wooden spoon and stirring, until the turkey is no longer pink and the mushrooms are cooked, about 10 minutes.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley (or basil).

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 100 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 19 mcg folate; 28 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 381 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 39 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 249 mg sodium; 398 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 1 medium-fat protein

Reviews 2

April 02, 2019
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By: Jackstng
Just as described, quick and easy ! Really tasty with the zucchini.
November 12, 2018
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By: Diana Hutzul
Very good. I’ve also added quinoa and used for a zucchini lasagna.
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