Lightened Bolognese

Lynnda Cloutier


Good and Rich, this sauce is flavorful, filling, and lower in calories.Source unknown

★★★★★ 1 vote


1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound ground turkey breast
8 ounces bulk italian turkey sausage
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced celery
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup 2% cottage cheese
1/4 cup tomato paste
one can diced tomatoes in juice, 28 ounces
1 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon each dried oregano and basil
1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt and red pepper flakes
1 cup low-fat cream cheese
1 cup chopped fresh parsley

How to Make Lightened Bolognese


  • 1heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high. Add turkey breast and sausage breaking into smaller chunks; cook until brown.
  • 2Process onion, carrot, celery, and garlic in a food processor until minced. Add to Browned meat. Cook vegetables until softened, five minutes. Process cottage cheese in food processor until smooth, two minutes; stir into meat mixture in sauté pan.
  • 3Stir in tomato paste, cook one minute. Add tomatoes, wine, vinegar, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper flakes. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer sauce 40 to 45 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the low-fat cream cheese, stirring until melted. Then stir in parsley.

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About Lightened Bolognese

Course/Dish: Turkey, Other Sauces