Turkey Bolognese Recipe

Turkey Bolognese with Pasta Recipe

by Analiese Trimber

Outline of two people

4 servings


30 Minutes



  • Sauté pan
  • Pot



  • 2 Olive oil
  • 1 Small onion, diced
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 3 stalks Celery, diced
  • 3 Carrots, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 lb Ground turkey
  • 1 jar Tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 box Pasta of choice


  • 1
    Add olive oil to pan and heat on medium heat. Once heated, add onion, salt & pepper and saute for 5-6 minutes, or until translucent.
  • 2
    Add celery, carrot, and garlic. Saute for 5-6 more minutes, until carrots & celery are slightly soft.
  • 3
    Add ground turkey and cook until browned, about 5-6 more minutes.
  • 4
    Once the turkey is browned, add lemon juice and pasta sauce.
    Fill up your empty pasta sauce jar with about ½ inch of water. Shake and pour the liquid in the pot. Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn down and simmer with the lid on for 10-15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • 5
    While sauce is simmering, cook your favorite pasta per the instructions on the box.
    Serve turkey bolognese over favorite pasta.

Easy Weeknight Meal

Pasta with red sauce has always been a fail-proof dinner staple, but sometimes the convenience factor isn’t enough to combat the monotony of eating something easy like that every day. Fear not, I’ve found a way to step up your classic store-bought, jarred pasta sauce that’ll take your meal from a boring, easy whip-up to a classy AF dish you’d be proud to serve for your parents.

All you need is a few veggies and ground turkey to take your sauce to the next level! Serve over your favorite pasta (I used green lentil penne) and you’ll never look back.

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