Clean-eating lean turkey spaghetti bolognese, a healthy, protein-packed meal that gives comfort food a new meaning. Say no to junk food and ready meals and enjoy this delicious recipe that even the fussiest of eaters would love. It is safe to say that one portion will not do, you better get your big pan out and roll up the sleeves, a nice dinner is just minutes away.
Turkey mince is so easy to cook, and goes very well with any kind of pasta, rice, couscous, quinoa and so on. I’ve recently made Turkey, spinach and ricotta lasagna using minced turkey and it was so tasty, l could not have enough of it. And the number of dishes that can be cooked is countless. Don’t you just love it when you can come up with a delicious meal that everybody likes? I’m telling you, many hearts can be won with these spaghetti bolognese.
What l like about homemade cooking is that you are the masterchef, you decide what goes in and everything can be ajusted to your own taste. You can make your own healthy food without having to spend a fortune on ready meals that promise you to change your life forever. Most of them have hidden ingredients that are anything but healthy, being high in salt, sugar or saturated fat.
To make this delicious spaghetti bolognese you need some good-quality lean turkey mince, some veggies of your choice, if you don’t really like the ones l used, and some nice tomato purée and chopped tomatoes. Be generous with the spring onions and garlic, they bring so much flavour. My family loved the dinner l cooked, and l couldn’t be happier. Such a great feeling when you see your food being praised, and platescbeing emptied. After all, good food tastes even better when you share it with your loved ones. Do you agree with me?
Clean-eating lean turkey spaghetti bolognese
Clean-eating lean turkey spaghetti bolognese, a healthy, protein-packed meal that gives comfort food a new meaning. Say no to junk food and ready meals and enjoy this delicious recipe that even the fussiest of eaters would love.
- 250 g spaghetti
- 500 g lean turkey mince
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 courgette (zucchini)
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 250 ml chicken stock
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400 g)
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp sunflower oil
- 2 spring onions
- 2 cloves of garlic
- parsley to garnish
Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions. Peel the carrots and cloves of garlic and chop them together with the courgette, spring onions and red bell pepper.
Heat up the oil in a large pan, add the chopped vegetables and sautee for 2 minutes, then add the minced turkey and stir well with a wooden spoon, breaking any lumps that may form.
Continue to stir until the mince is brown all over, that should take about 10-15 minutes..
Add the chicken stock and leave to cook on a medium to high heat until all the liquid has been absorbed, it may take up to 15 minutes..
Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato puree and leave to cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season with salt and pepper, then remove from the heat and garnish with freshly-chopped parsley.