When you're looking for the delicious flavors of a Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing dinner, but without all the work (and in the middle of May), look no further than this delicious Turkey Bolognese over spaghetti.
When was the last time you licked your plate clean after eating because you didn't want the meal to end? Don't remember? Prepare yourself, because this Turkey Bolognese Over Spaghetti will make you a member of the clean plate club...with honors!
For me, the smell of celery, onions, and carrots immediately conjures up the warm thoughts and feelings of my favorite holiday of all time: Thanksgiving. Then, with the herbs sage, thyme, bay, and poultry seasoning mixed with ground turkey, it's no surprise that this Turkey Bolognese Over Spaghetti is one of my all-time family favorite recipes, any time of the year!
Here's how easy it is to make Turkey Bolognese Over Spaghetti:
Brown 2 pounds of ground turkey in a large skillet along with poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Once browned add the chopped carrots, celery, and onion. Cook and stir until the vegetables are softened.
Add butter and all-purpose flour to the skillet. Stir to combine. Add chicken stock to the pan and cook until the sauce thickens slightly.
Stir in garlic, dried sage, thyme, and bay leaves. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the meat sauce, and reduce heat to low. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions, and drain. Remove the bay leaves from the turkey, toss the meat sauce with the drained spaghetti, and serve immediately.
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Turkey Bolognese Over Spaghetti
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
- ½ cup chopped celery
- ½ cup chopped carrots
- ¾ cup chopped onions
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1½ teaspoons dried sage
- 1½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 small bay leaves
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- ¾ lbs. cooked and drained spaghetti
- large skillet
- wooden spoon
- cutting board for chopping vegetables
- chefs knife for chopping vegetables
- vegetable peeler for peeling carrots
- colander to drain spaghetti
- Brown the ground turkey in the skillet over medium/high heat, stirring occasionally.
- Add the poultry seasoning to the skillet, along with the chopped celery, carrots and onion.
- Cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are semi-tender (approximately 4 minutes).
- Reduce the heat to medium/low.
- Add the butter into the skillet along with the flour. Stir and cook for approximately 2 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock to the skillet along with the garlic, sage, thyme and bay leaves and cook until thickened, approximately 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain.
- Add the apple cider vinegar to the meat sauce, and remove the bay leaves.
- Toss the meat sauce with the drained pasta.
- Serve immediately.
Still hungry for more meat and pasta dishes? I've got a few more that I think you may be interested in. *Disclaimer - Some of these recipes are from a few years back, so please don't judge the recipe by the photo alone:)
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