Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Try this chunky sauce in place of your normal pasta sauce made with ground beef. It's much lower in fat and the vegetables add a healthy twist.


Makes 8 servings


1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 ounces Canadian bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound ground turkey breast
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (10 ounces) no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk


  1. Place onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, bacon and garlic in large saucepan. Add oil; cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Add turkey; cook and stir until completely browned. Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaf, nutmeg and black pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat; cover and reduce heat to medium. Simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover; simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms; simmer 10 minutes. Stir in milk; simmer 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories 94
Calories from Fat 27 %
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 9 g
Sodium 145 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1-1/2
Meat 1

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