Weeknight Turkey "Bolognese"

Serious Eats

Ready in: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey meat (see note above)
    Meat
  • 1 (28-oz) can whole peeled tomatoes
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 medium carrot, diced (about 2/3 cup)
    Produce
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (about 2/3 cup)
    Produce
  • Splash of fish sauce
    Ethnic Foods
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
    Produce;Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
    Produce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 3 ½ cups homemade or store-bought low sodium chicken broth
    Canned and Jarred
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup)
    Produce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigianno-reggiano, plus more for serving
    Cheese
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
    Spices and Seasonings
  • ½ cup red wine
    Alcoholic Beverages
  • 1 pound spaghetti
    Pasta and Rice

Steps

  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering.
  • Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes, then add the carrots, celery and chili flakes and cook until softened, about 4 minutes more.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the meat, gently breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, and cook until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes, seasoning generously with salt and pepper.
  • Add the wine and allow to simmer until reduced, making sure not to aggressively boil the meat, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, gently breaking apart the tomatoes as they soften with a wooden spoon or potato masher, then add the stock and raise the heat to maintain a vigorous boil.
  • Add the pasta and cook according the package directions, until al dente. Finish with a splash of fish sauce, then season to taste with salt.
  • Stir in half the basil and cheese.
  • Serve the spaghetti, sprinkling with more basil and cheese at the table.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 853.39  cal  (42.67%)
  • Fat: 23.34  g  (35.91%)
  • Saturated Fat: 6.28  g  (39.22%)
  • Carbohydrates: 109.46  g  (36.49%)
  • Sugar: 15.38  g  (17.09%)
  • Cholesterol: 92.41  mg  (30.8%)
  • Sodium: 913.28  mg  (39.71%)
  • Alcohol: 3.18  g  (17.67%)
  • Protein: 48.85  g  (97.7%)
  • Selenium: 97.78  µg  (139.68%)
  • Vitamin A: 4413.84  IU  (88.28%)
  • Manganese: 1.6  mg  (80.19%)
  • Vitamin B3: 13.79  mg  (68.97%)
  • Phosphorus: 678.36  mg  (67.84%)
  • Vitamin B6: 1.01  mg  (50.65%)
  • Copper: 0.97  mg  (48.53%)
  • Potassium: 1488.82  mg  (42.54%)
  • Zinc: 5.77  mg  (38.49%)
  • Magnesium: 147.08  mg  (36.77%)
  • Fiber: 9.02  g  (36.07%)
  • Iron: 6.4  mg  (35.54%)
  • Vitamin K: 35.57  µg  (33.88%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.53  mg  (31.2%)
  • Calcium: 304.1  mg  (30.41%)
  • Vitamin C: 23.78  mg  (28.82%)
  • Vitamin B12: 1.72  µg  (28.7%)
  • Vitamin E: 3.99  mg  (26.6%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.37  mg  (24.8%)
  • Vitamin B5: 2.4  mg  (24.01%)
  • Folate: 75.62  µg  (18.9%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.52  µg  (3.44%)

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