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Turkey Mince Bolognese

Healthy Mince 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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 480kcal


  • 250 g spaghetti (½ lb)
  • 500 g lean turkey mince (1 lb)
  • 1 carrot
  • 450 ml chicken stock
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • parsley to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs


  • Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  • Peel and chop the onion, carrot and garlic.
  • Heat up the oil in a large pan, add the chopped onion and fry until golden.
  • 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, add the Italian herbs, then remove from the heat and garnish with freshly-chopped parsley.



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Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5800IU | Vitamin C: 27.6mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.9mg