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Spaghetti with Turkey Bolognese

Course: Dinner Entree, pasta
Keyword: ground turkey bolognese, healthy bolognese sauce, healthy spaghetti recipe, turkey bolognese
Servings: 6
Calories: 460kcal


  • 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 ¼ lb ground lean turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • handful fresh chopped parsley
  • handful fresh chopped basil
  • 1 TBS dried Italian seasoning
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup white wine or substitute chicken broth
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • salt and red pepper to taste
  • grated Parmesan for serving


  • Cook spaghetti in a large pot of salted water according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  • In a Dutch oven, heat olive oil to medium and brown the ground turkey. Drain after it is fully cooked.
  • Add garlic, parsley, basil, and seasoning and cook for a minute or two. Add tomatoes and sugar.
  • Cover pot and simmer on low for 25 minutes or until sauce is thickened while stirring occasionally.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Toss spaghetti with sauce and serve with grated cheese.


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 858mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 6mg