Turkey Bolognese

Turkey Bolognese Karry Hosford


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 ounces ground turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no salt-added tomato sauce
  • 4 cups hot cooked penne (about 3/4 pound uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Asiago cheese


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium-high. Add turkey, and cook 4 minutes or until turkey is browned, stirring to crumble. Add oregano and next 7 ingredients (oregano through tomato sauce); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in pasta; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese.

    Transform pasta night from ordinary to extraordinary by introducing a new noodle topper: Turkey Bolognese. Inspired by the flavors of Italy, this sauce is loaded with fresh herbs, ground turkey, and grated Asiago cheese.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 447
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 25%
Fat per serving: 12.5g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 5.4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2.3g
Protein per serving: 29.7g
Carbohydrate per serving: 53.9g
Fiber per serving: 4.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 61mg
Iron per serving: 4.3mg
Sodium per serving: 816mg
Calcium per serving: 147mg

Good to Know

Ground turkey is low in fat and high in protein. Try using whole-wheat pasta to make you feel fuller longer.