Fettuccine Bolognese

This is my third dish from the "Pasta Passport" recipes I developed for Parents Magazine -- and it's also one of my favorites! I have such vivid memories of my mother making a similar dish when I was a kid, pouring the warm sauce over spaghetti and topping it with grated parmesan cheese. Her sauce would simmer for hours, filling our house with the smell of fresh herbs, garlic and tomatoes. My brother and I mispronounced it "Pa-Scetti" and my kids call it as "bo-lo-nase". Whatever you decide to call it, you'll be happy when the entire family is calling it "delicious"!

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Fettuccine Bolognese (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 40 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey Meat
  • 1 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Large Carrot, grated
  • 16 oz Can Chopped Tomatoes with juice
  • 1 Tbsp italian herbs
  • 3 Tbsps Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 Cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Pkg Fettuccine, cut in half

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, add onions and sauté for 4 minutes.
2. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
3. Add ground lean turkey meat and salt and continue to cook for 4 minutes or until cooked through, using a wooden spoon to break apart the meat and stirring continuously.
4. Add carrots, chopped tomatoes (with its juice), Italian herbs and tomato paste and stir to combine.
5. Partially cover with lid and cook for 20 minutes.
6. Add Parmesan cheese and stir to combine.
7. Cook for an additional 20 minutes uncovered, until the mixture thickens and the liquid reduces.
8. During the last 20 minutes of cooking the sauce, bring a pot of water to a boil, cook noodles according to package directions and drain.
9. Serve Bolognese sauce over cooked noodles.
* Sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months in a sealed container
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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11 comments

  • Catherine

    This sounds so good my mouth is watering for Italian.
    Do yo think I can substitute the can of tomatoes for fresh? If so how much do you think?
    Thanks

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    • Catherine

      I would put in two cups of chopped fresh tomatoes :)

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  • Melissa

    Thank you again for taking an old time fav, and recreating it into a healthy amazing dish!

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  • Buzzkehl

    love the parm in this...gives it added depth since turkey not quite as flavorful as beef!

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    • Giselle

      When I use turkey instead of beef I always use worcestershire sauce on it to give it a 'beefy' flavor. I found a vegan brand that doesn't use HFCS and it's great!

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  • Jeannette

    I just made this yesterday and it is delicious! I added and extra can of tomatoes because I wanted it to be more saucy. I have a hard time getting my 21 month old son to eat meat so this was perfect. I used it to make pizza and he gobbled it up. Thanks for another great recipe!!

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  • Christine

    Tried this for dinner tonight, and my 3yr old son practically licked the plate clean. delish!

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  • Catherine

    I agree with Jeannette. I like it more saucy so I added another can of diced tomatoes. I have made this soo many times. It is a staple in my house and I freeze cubes of it so that I can warm it up whenever my little ones are hungry. yummmmmm

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  • Kathy

    How much oil?? What kind?

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