Easy Bolognese – Turkey Style!

Easy Bolognese turkey style

Bolognese is a traditional, slow-cooked sauce, an Italian ragu, typically served with spaghetti. 

Switching the beef for turkey, we’ve simplified this easy bolognese recipe to make a quick and delicious variation; you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes! Serving it up with courgetti (zoodles) instead of spaghetti to keep the carbs low and increase the veggies.

A turkey bolognese is a great way to use up vegetables at the bottom of the crisper and disguise any lesser loved vegetables and dish it up to the whole family – you could also use this sauce to stuff peppers (capsicum) or make a lasagne.

Serves: 1

Calories per serve: 387


½ tbsp olive oil
¼ onion, finely chopped
150g turkey mince
60g mushrooms
½ x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
100ml vegetable stock
½ tbsp tomato puree (paste)
½ tsp dried oregano
15g parmesan cheese, grated
½ courgette (zucchini), spiralised


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and saute onions and mushrooms for 5 minutes, until onion is translucent and soft. 
  2. Add turkey mince and fry off for 4-5 minutes until browned. Add the tinned tomatoes, water, tomato puree/paste, stock cube and oregano – stir through and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  3. Arrange spiralised courgette/zucchini on your plate, top with bolognese and parmesan. 


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat and serve.
  • Freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost and reheat before serving.
  • Batch cook and freeze in portions for a convenient meal.


  • If you prefer, stir the courgette/zucchini into the bolognese for 30-60 seconds at the end to cook through.
  • Bolognese is a great way to use up vege that are looking a little worse for wear – add spinach, carrot, celery, red peppers/capsicum, green beans, or pretty much anything you’ve got leftover in the crisper drawer.

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