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.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, October 2018


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley (or basil).

Nutrition Facts

99.8 calories; protein 8.8g 18% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.6g 6% DV; sugars 3.9g; fat 4.6g 7% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 28mg 9% DV; vitamin a iu 380.8IU 8% DV; vitamin c 10.8mg 18% DV; folate 19.3mcg 5% DV; calcium 39.5mg 4% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 23.9mg 9% DV; potassium 398.3mg 11% DV; sodium 249.3mg 10% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Just as described quick and easy! Really tasty with the zucchini. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good. I ve also added quinoa and used for a zucchini lasagna. Read More