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Turkey Bolognese with Penne

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This ground turkey Bolognese is a very surprising and hearty meal. This recipe is packed with flavor."
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50 m servings 365
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until well browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add carrots, onion, celery, garlic, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard grease, if necessary. Add white wine; cook and stir until almost completely evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, tomato juice, and parsley. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce reaches a thick consistency, about 20 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and return to the pot. Add the sauce and Parmesan cheese; mix well. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute ground chicken or beef for the ground turkey.
  • If you do not have tomato juice on hand, pour a half a cup of water into the tomato sauce can/jar, shake or swirl, and you've got your tomato juice!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 365 calories; 13.3 37.5 24.4 62 678 Full nutrition

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This turned out great! I had some ground turkey that needed used and made two different recipes off this site. This one was by far the better of the two. I liked that this used tomato sauce and ...