Quick Turkey Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash

Using spaghetti squash instead of pasta in this dish saves about 250 calories per serving. ***Use pre-roasted spaghetti squash for this recipe.

Quick Turkey Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 3

    bacon slices, cut into ½-inch pieces

  • 2

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1

    medium yellow onion, diced small

  • 1

    large carrot, diced small

  • 2

    small celery stalks, diced small

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 1

    pound ground turkey breast or chicken breast

  • 2

    cups crushed tomatoes (from a 28-ounce can)

  • Red-pepper flakes (optional)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 6

    cups Roasted Spaghetti Squash

  • Grated Parmesan, for serving

Directions

1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium until crisp, 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook until vegetables are tender, 15 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. 2. Add 1 tablespoon oil and turkey to skillet and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until almost cooked through, 5 minutes. Add bacon, vegetables, tomatoes, and pinch of red-pepper flakes, if using, to skillet and bring to a simmer; cook until turkey is cooked through and sauce is thickened, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over spaghetti squash and sprinkle with Parmesan.


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