Low-fat turkey Bolognese

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving (4)

  • kcal267
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre6g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.3g
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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
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 1 large carrot, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

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  • 3 celery sticks, chopped
    Celery

    Celery

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  • 250g pack brown mushroom, finely chopped
    Mushroom

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  • pinch of sugar
    Sugar

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  • 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
    Pasta

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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.

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Comments (3)

mrsboreham's picture
5

I don't like beef so always cook with chicken or turkey... occasionally to my husband's disgust! But this was a hit for both of us. I added 1/2 pepper too just to give it a bit more flavour and let it simmer for quite a while but it was yum yum delicious and will be staying in my binder!

jalousie94's picture
5

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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