Turkey Bolognese Sauce

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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