Crockpot Turkey Bolognese

Crockpot Turkey Bolognese -  Comfort food in a bowl!  This recipe is a lighter version of your typical bolognese using ground turkey instead of ground beef.  Utilizing the crockpot allows for hands off cooking without sacrificing any of the flavor of a traditional bolognese.  It does the simmering for you so that you can walk away and come back to a delicious, home cooked meal. 

Ingredients
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/2 onion,chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey (I used dark meat)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 14 1/2 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup broth (chicken, vegetable – whatever you have on hand)
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tspn dried basil
  • 1 tspn dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Chop carrots, celery and onion, garlic

  2. To a pan, add one tablespoon of olive oil, vegetables and garlic. Cook until soft – about 5 minutes. While the vegetables cook, add the milk, wine, broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and oregano to your crockpot

  3. Remove vegetables from the pan, and add in one tablespoon of olive oil and the ground turkey. Cook for 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. While the meat cooks, break it up meat into smaller pieces.

  4. Add vegetables and turkey to your crockpot and stir everything to combine. Cook on high for 4 hours.

  5. Once the sauce is finished, server over pasta (I used papardelle) and top with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!