This ground turkey Bolognese is a very surprising and hearty meal. This recipe is packed with flavor.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
50 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • 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.

  • 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

365 calories; protein 24.4g; carbohydrates 37.5g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 61.6mg; sodium 677.8mg. 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 juice instead of canned diced tomatoes and the flavor was just overall better. Read More