Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

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Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce is so flavorful and easy to make! Serve over pasta for a filling dinner that also makes delicious leftovers.

big bowl of Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Easy Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

This recipe has authentic bolognese taste, but it comes together easy enough for a beginner cook. You’ll love it! The sauce is satisfying and hearty, plus you can add veggies for a keto meal or your favorite variety of pasta for a traditional dinner. With a sprinkle of grated parmesan on top, it’s the perfect comfort dish.

stirring up Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce in a pan

Some recipes call for a simmering time of 20 minutes, but we’ve found that 5 minutes at a low boil makes for a delicious, thick sauce. You can make this bolognese for a weeknight dinner or let it simmer on a Sunday night and fill the house with the amazing smell of Italian food.

spoonful of hearty Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Love dishes like this Bolognese sauce? Try some of our other Italian-inspired dishes: Instant Pot Italian Bell Peppers, Chopped Italian Caprese Salad Recipe, and Easy Baked Italian Meatballs Recipe. So much flavor in these easy recipes!

close-up of ground turkey in bolognese sauce

How To Make Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Prep your onion by chopping into small pieces. Heat the skillet to high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add onions to pan.

Once the oil starts sizzling, reduce the heat to medium high. Use a spatula to mix the onion with the olive oil.

pan of simmering Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Cook, stirring every minute, until onion starts to brown. This will take about 4 minutes.

At this point, add the ground turkey. Use a spatula to break up the meat and mix it with the onions. Cook meat and onions, stirring every minute, until turkey is fully cooked- about 10 minutes total.

macaroni noodles in Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Add the garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano to the pan. Stir to mix everything together. You’ll start to smell the garlic cooking.

Pour in water and crushed tomatoes. Mix the sauce until all liquid is incorporated. Once sauce starts simmering, reduce the heat to low and heat for 5 minutes. Add more salt to taste, if desired.

Then turn off the heat and portion the sauce out to serve. It’s delicious mixed with a bowl of pasta.

forkful of Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce and pasta

Cooking Tips

  • Classic bolognese recipe calls for white wine, but you can use chicken stock, vegetable stock, or even water
  • Add garlic to taste
  • Try serving with grated parmesan cheese on top

serving bowl of Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce with noodles

What To Serve With Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Try serving this hearty sauce atop some perfectly cooked pasta. We love Instant Pot Pasta (How To Cook Pasta In The Instant Pot), Instant Pot Gnocchi (How To Cook Gnocchi In The Instant Pot), or even Air Fryer Frozen Zucchini Noodles with this dish.

fork with bite of easy Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce with noodles

You’ll love a veggie side dish alongside this classic main course. Try Air Fryer Zucchini And Squash, Smashed Brussels Sprouts In The Air Fryer, or Sautéed Frozen Vegetables to bulk up this dinner and serve a crowd.

hearty sauce Ground Turkey Bolognese simmering on the stovetop

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spoon scooping up ground beef in Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

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Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce is so flavorful and easy to make! Serve over pasta for a filling dinner that also makes delicious leftovers.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Dish, Sauce, Turkey
Keyword: Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 240kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prep your onion by chopping into small pieces.
  • Heat the skillet to high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add onions to pan.
  • Once the oil starts sizzling, reduce the heat to medium high. Use a spatula to mix the onion with the olive oil. Cook, stirring every minute, until onion starts to brown. This will take about 4 minutes.
  • At this point, add the ground turkey. Use a spatula to break up the meat and mix it with the onions. Cook meat and onions, stirring every minute, until turkey is fully cooked- about 10 minutes total.
  • Add the garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano to the pan. Stir to mix everything together. You'll start to smell the garlic cooking.
  • Pour in water and crushed tomatoes. Mix the sauce until all liquid is incorporated. Once sauce starts simmering, reduce the heat to low and heat for 5 minutes. Add more salt to taste, if desired.
  • Then turn off the heat and portion the sauce out to serve. It's delicious mixed with a bowl of pasta.

Notes

  • Classic bolognese recipe calls for white wine, but you can use chicken stock, vegetable stock, or even water
  • Add garlic to taste
  • Try serving with grated parmesan cheese on top
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 983mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 474IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4mg
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