Turkey Bolognese Recipe

– 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – 2 carrots peeled finely chopped (~ 1 cup) – 2 celery stalks finely chopped (~ 1 cup) – 1 medium onion finely chopped – 1 pound ground turkey – 1/2 cup red wine leave out for Whole30 – 1 teaspoon dried sage – 1 teaspoon dried rosemary – 1 bay leaf – 1 28- ounce can San Marzano plum tomatoes – salt and pepper to taste – a few sprigs fresh basil-for garnish


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Cook time: 16 min

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Whole30, gluten-free

prep Time

10  min


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Looking for an easy dinner recipe for the family? Try our Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese. A lighter version of a classic recipe, Bolognese sauce. This Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese Sauce is made with ground turkey and slowly cooks in the crockpot for maximum flavor!

What do I serve this turkey meat sauce with? – Traditional pasta – we like it with penne, pappardelle and even spaghetti! Gnocchi are a favorite with the kids! – Low carb ideas: veggie noodles – zoodles (zucchini noodles), swoodles (sweet potato noodles), spaghetti squash, etc. – Mashed cauliflower or even quinoa. – Polenta is fantastic with this sauce!

Can I use ground chicken in place of the ground turkey? IYes, it is fine to use ground chicken. Either ground turkey or ground chicken will work fine (or even a combo of the two of them).


Can this Whole30 turkey meat sauce be frozen? Yes, it can be frozen. Simply spoon any extra sauce into a freezer bag. Get out any extra air, seal and then place in the freezer (mark the date on the bag). When ready to reheat, let the bag defrost a little on the counter and then add the sauce to a pan and heat up on the stove in a sauce pan. If time is of the essence, you could also place the bag in a bowl of warm water to help it defrost quicker and then heat up in the sauce pan.


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