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5 hrs 40 mins
This is such a fabulous recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow! It's a perfect weekend meal. Make sure you allow a good 5 hours, because this is one of those long simmering/make your house smell amazing recipes. It's bolognese made a bit healthier, because of the turkey, but it satisfies every single bit as much as a red meat bolognese. I like to serve this with a Caesar salad and some homemade garlic bread. Yum!
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- 5 -6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
- 3/4 lb Italian turkey sausage, cut into 4 inch long links
- 1 lb ground turkey (ideal to use dark meat)
- coarse salt, to taste
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and finely diced (about 2 cups)
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes with their juice
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 3/4-1 lb rigatoni pasta
- grated parmesan cheese, for serving
- 1Heat 2-3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the sausages and cook, turning them occasionally, until browned all over - about 10 minutes. Remove the sausages to a plate.
- 2Add the ground turkey to the pot and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until browned. Remove to a separate plate.
- 3Add another 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil to the pot and add the onion and garlic. Cook until they soften and just begin to brown - about another 10 minutes.
- 4Add the tomatoes and their juice along with about a 1/2 cup of water (used to swish out the cans).
- 5Add the ground turkey, stir the sauce well and then nestle in the turkey sausages. Bring the sauce to a boil, season to taste with salt and pepper(doesn't really need much-if at all-salt at this point). Turn the heat to low.
- 6Cover almost completely iwth a lid (letting the steam escape from one side) and gently simmer for about 4 hours - adding splashes of water every hour or so if the sauce is drying out at all.
- 7Uncover the sauce and stir in the tomato paste. Barely cover the pot this time and simmer for another hour.
- 8When it's almost time to serve, bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Add the rigatoni and cook according to the pacakage directions.
- 9Serve the sauce over the cooked rigatoni with a good grating of Parmesan cheese on top.
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Nutritional Facts for Turkey Bolognese
Serving Size: 1 (193 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 823.2
- Calories from Fat 332
- Total Fat 36.9 g
- Saturated Fat 5.6 g
- Cholesterol 195.2 mg
- Sodium 1048.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 74.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
- Sugars 9.3 g
- Protein 48.9 g
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