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Chicken Bolognese


Scrumptious!! I blended two recipes from Ladies Home Journal and America's Test Kitchen to come up with this recipe. It was hard not to have a second helping. So good!

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  • 3 strips bacon, finely chopped or pre-cooked bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (if using pre-cooked bacon, use 2 tbsp oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 stalks kale, stem removed, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 16 oz diced tomatoes, Italian spiced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • Penne pasta, cooked
  • Parmesan cheese, grated


Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 60mins


Step 1

In Dutch oven pot, saute bacon in oil until crisp. Add garlic cloves, onion, and carrot. Cook until vegetables are tender. Add ground turkey and salt; cook while breaking up turkey. Stir in tomato paste, wine, broth, diced tomatoes and spices. Cook until sauce has reduced by 1/2. Add cream; heat for 5 min. Stir in pasta; cook for 1 minute. Add cheese to taste; stir. Serve.


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