For the past 3 months or so ive been making a couple batches per month of this turkey bolognese. Why so much you ask? For one, its super easy and then it lasts all week. Ill eat it for dinner, Ill bring it for lunch, and it gives my boyfriend another meal asides from frozen pizza or cereal to eat during the week (and keeps him from complaining that there is nothing in the fridge).
Why turkey? Its healthier, easy to make and I prefer it over ground beef. But by all means use whichever meat you prefer ground beef, pork or chicken. Or why not just add more veggies or lentils for a veggie sauce. This is really such an easy sauce to make and oh so tasty that you have no excuse to not try and make it. If youre feeling healthy, throw it over some spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. If youre feeling like a hearty bowl of pasta to warm your sad and cold heart (winter is coming) use a big bowl of noodles. Pasta makes everything better.
Easiest Turkey Bolognese
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 yellow onion
- 3 carrots, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup of mushrooms, diced
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp dried parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare all veggies by hand or food processor dice garlic, onion, carrots and mushrooms into small pieces.
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in large saucepan over medium high heat and then add diced vegetables to pot. Sauté vegetables for 5-7 minutes
- Add the dry white wine to vegetables, continue stirring until wine dissolves.
- Mix in ground meat, and stir occasionally, until meat is cooked through (about 5 minutes)
- Add crushed tomatoes, red pepper flakes and dried basil and parsley and mix well.
- Add in bay leaf, and simmer sauce for 30 minutes ( less if youre short on time) stirring occasionally.
- Add salt and pepper to taste
adapted from The Cant Cook Cookbook by Jessica Seinfeld
Hope you enjoy!