Low-fat turkey Bolognese

Low-fat turkey Bolognese

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

Swap your usual beef mince with turkey to reduce the fat content of this classic Italian sauce and serve with wholemeal pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (4)

kcalories
267
protein
23g
carbs
15g
fat
13g
saturates
3g
fibre
6g
sugar
12g
salt
1.3g

Ingredients

  • 400g lean turkey mince (choose breast instead of thigh mince if you can, as it has less fat)
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 3 celery sticks, chopped
  • 250g pack brown mushrooms, finely chopped
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato with garlic & herbs
  • 400ml chicken stock, made from 1 low-sodium stock cube
  • cooked wholemeal pasta and fresh basil leaves (optional), to serve

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Method

  1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan and dry-fry the turkey mince until browned. Tip onto a plate and set aside.
  2. Add the oil and gently cook the onion, carrot and celery until softened, about 10 mins (add a splash of water if it starts to stick). Add the mushrooms and cook for a few mins, then add the sugar and tomato purée, and cook for 1 min more, stirring to stop it from sticking.
  3. Add the tomatoes, turkey and stock with some seasoning. Simmer for at least 20 mins (or longer) until thickened. Serve with the pasta and fresh basil, if you have it.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2013

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jalousie94's picture
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Made a couple of changes - took out the mushrooms our son doesn't like them! - Added in 1 green pepper and 1 yellow pepper, cooked it out on top of the stove for an hour or so, result AWESOME! My family loved it, definitely a keeper! Thank you Lucy :)

gooseberrycrumble's picture

Bit bland and rather too juicy. Nothing to write home about.

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