Turkey bolognese sauce on top of zucchini noodles in a white bowl, with olive oil and another bowl in the background.
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Quick and Easy Turkey Bolognese with Zucchini Pasta

An easy turkey bolognese sauce made with just a few basic ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes. Served over zucchini pasta for a healthy and satisfying meal. Naturally gluten free and low carb. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword #easybolognese, #quickbolognese, #skinnybolognese, #turkeybolognese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 296 kcal

Ingredients

  • 0.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb (450g) ground turkey
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato passata tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (packed)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan + more for serving
  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add ground turkey, and cook until no longer pink, breaking the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Drain liquid (if any). Season with salt and pepper. 

  3. Stir in tomato passata and oregano. Cook on high until bubbly then reduce to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring from time to time until most of the liquid has evaporated.

  4. While the sauce is cooking, prepare your zucchini pasta with your Spiralizer. Using scissors, cut the zucchini noodles to make them shorter and easier to eat. 
  5. When the sauce is almost ready, add basil and cook for another 3 minutes. At this point the sauce should be thick and not watery anymore.

  6. Turn off the heat and stir in parmesan cheese. 

  7. Place zucchini noodles in four bowls or plates. Spoon turkey bolognese on top and sprinkle with more parmesan. Serve immediately.
  8. If prefer to eat my zucchini noodles raw, but if you prefer them cooked, add them in the skillet with the hot turkey bolognese and let them sit for 2-3 minutes. The heat of the sauce will be enough to cook them. 

Recipe Notes

Variations and substitutions:

Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Turkey Bolognese with Zucchini Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Potassium 1585mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 12g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 26.4%
Vitamin C 63.2%
Calcium 21.4%
Iron 25.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.