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Clean-Eating Turkey Bolognese Recipe

Turkey Spaghetti Bolognese, a healthy, protein-packed meal that gives comfort food a new meaning. A healthy dinner for the whole family to enjoy.

Overhead shot of a white plate of spaghetti bolognese with a fork on the side

Say no to junk food and ready meals and enjoy this delicious turkey bolognese 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 this turkey bolognese sauce.

What l like about homemade cooking is that you are the masterchef, you decide what goes in and everything can be adjusted 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. Not good!!!

Collage of 4 photos showing step-by-step instructions how to make turkey bolognese.

To make this delicious spaghetti bolognese recipe 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 plates being emptied. After all, good food tastes even better when you share it with your loved ones. Do you agree with me?

Especially that working families only get to be together at dinner time mostly, so having a nice meal while chatting about the day makes the highlight of anyone’s day. I can’t think of a better way to finish the day than with my family, enjoying food and relaxing after a long day.

And food had this power to make us better, and heals like no one else. Healthy food? Oh, yes please, a nice portion for me. Homemade family recipes are so dear to me, and I’m so happy to be able to share them with you!

Close-up shot of a white plate with spaghetti and turkey bolognese sauce.

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4.75 from 8 votes
Clean-eating lean turkey spaghetti bolognese, a healthy and delicious family meal that makes dinner special
Turkey Bolognese
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Clean-eating Turkey Bolognese with spaghetti, 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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 480 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 250 g spaghetti (1/2 lb)
  • 500 g lean turkey mince (1 lb)
  • 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
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Continue to stir until the mince is brown all over, that should take about 10-15 minutes..

  4. 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..

  5. Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato puree and leave to cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. Season with salt and pepper, then remove from the heat and garnish with freshly-chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 497mg 21%
Potassium 715mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 116%
Vitamin C 33.5%
Calcium 6%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.






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    […] Talking about sauces, do you like the bolognese sauce? I have this recipe that you will just love: Clean-eating lean turkey spaghetti bolognese. Absolutely delish! Why buy ready-made sauces when they are full of sugar and some other dodgy […]

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