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This easy 20 minute turkey bolognese is a fab weeknight pasta idea that also makes great leftovers!

Easy 20 Minute Turkey Bolognese

This easy 20 minute turkey bolognese is a light and tasty ground turkey pasta dish that also makes great leftovers!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy turkey bolognese recipe, ground turkey bolognese, ground turkey pasta sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • Pasta for serving
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (28 fluid ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 (7.2 fluid ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 dashes Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup (packed) fresh basil chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Add the olive oil and onion to a skillet and sauté on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the turkey to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic, and basil. Increase the heat to medium high. Once it starts to bubble, reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt & pepper.
  • Serve with pasta and freshly grated parmesan cheese.