Turkey Bolognese Recipe

Homemade Turkey Bolognese is a thick & hearty meat sauce with a rich, bold, and cozy flavor! It’s easy to make and perfect for a weeknight pasta dinner or even a date night. Plus you can have this classic Italian dish ready in under 1 hour. Everyone will love this better than takeout recipe!


  • 1 cup carrots, chopped finely
  • 1 cup celery, chopped finely
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb pasta
  • Fresh basil (for garnish)
  • Parmesan cheese (for garnish)


  1. Add the olive oil, carrots, celery, and onion to a large pot on the stove over medium heat.  Sauté for 5-10 minutes until soft & fragrant.
  2. Next add in the ground turkey.  Halfway through cooking add in the minced garlic, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Cook completely through.
  3. Add the red wine and simmer for about 5 minutes until the wine cooks off.
  4. Next add the tomato paste, beef broth, and crushed tomatoes.  Combine evenly.  Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat.  Stir in the heavy cream and add more salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Cover the pot and let the sauce simmer for at least 15 minutes.
  6. Serve over the pasta with parmesan cheese and fresh basil on top.
  7. Enjoy!

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