Turkey and Tomato Bolognese Sauce

  • Yield 12 cups

Try this light and healthy Bolognese sauce.


1 pound ground turkey
1/2 -- onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped carrot
2 -- ribs celery, chopped
3 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup red wine
2 -- (28-ounce) cans peeled whole tomatoes with basil
5 or 6 -- basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
-- Salt and pepper taste
1/2 cup low-fat or light ricotta cheese


  1. Brown the turkey in a saucepan, stirring until crumbly.  Add the onion, carrot, celerey and garlic.  Add the wine and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.  Stir in the tomatoes, basil, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper.
  2. Simmer the sauce for 30 minutes.  Add the cheese and pulse with a hand-held blender until smooth.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Cal-a-Vie Living: Gourmet Spa Cuisine (Cal-a-Vie, The Spa Havens, 2007).




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