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Turkey Bolognese {Freezer Recipe}

This delicious turkey bolognese a healthy yet hearty take on the classic Italian staple. It's easy to prepare and perfect to freeze ahead of time. Enjoy this on pasta, with ziti, as a bread dip, or any other way you'd like.
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny


  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 lb Italian poultry sausage links casings removed
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning divided
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 6 ounce tomato paste
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water


  • In a large ( 5 1/2 - 6 qt) sauce pot heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook the Italian poultry links, breaking into small pieces as it cooks. Cook until no longer pink and then place into a medium bowl.
  • Using the same pot heat up another tablespoon of oil and cook the ground turkey. Again, break up the turkey as it cooks. After about 4 minutes stir in the Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking until no longer pink. Remove from pan and place in the bowl with sausage.
  • In the same pot, heat the remaining olive oil and cook the chopped onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add in the garlic and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in the wine and cook until reduced by half, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato paste until blended.
  • Stir back in the turkey and sausage then stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and water.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer for 2-3 hours on low, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with pasta or your favorite Italian dish.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g