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


Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins


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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

100 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 7.1g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 3.9g; fat 4.6g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 28mg; vitamin a iu 380.8IU; vitamin c 10.8mg; folate 19.3mcg; calcium 39.5mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 23.9mg; potassium 398.3mg; sodium 249.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Very good. I ve also added quinoa and used for a zucchini lasagna. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It was absolutely the most tasteful recipe I ve ever tried. Love love LOVE IT!!! It was easy and works great with spaghetti squash or whole wheat pasta. Thank you for sharing this!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Just as described quick and easy! Really tasty with the zucchini. Read More