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Turkey Bolognese diet

Low Calorie Turkey Bolognese

Course Lunch
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3
Author Fiona Maclean


  • 100 g cooked turkey or chicken finely chopped or minced. Or use fresh minced turkey
  • 400 g tinned tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery finely chopped
  • 1 Small carrot finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon worcester sauce
  • 100 ml vegetable stock
  • 1/4 star anise
  • 1 pinch hot chilli powder
  • 25 g diced lean bacon
  • 10 g olive oil
  • 4 or 5 dried porcini mushrooms broken into pieces and soaked in warm water for at least 20 minutes


  1. Gently warm the oil, add in the star anise and chilli poweder and heat through for a minute or two.
  2. Add the diced onion, celery, carrot, bacon and garlic. Soften gently for 6-8 minutes, stirring regularly.
    turkey bolognese vegetables
  3. Add the oregano and the diced turkey (If you are using raw turkey mince seal the meat completely on a slightly higher heat). Add in all the remaining ingredients including the water you've used to soak the porcini mushrooms and stir well.
  4. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if the mixture starts to dry out. Taste and season with salt and pepper as necessary.
    Turkey bolognese cooking
  5. Serve with pasta and a little grated parmesan cheese