Turkey Bolognese with Cappello’s GF, Grain Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free Gnocchi

Looking for a slightly lighter version of the classic bolognese that’s easy to make and always a hit? Look no further than this easy dish because although you could add a lot of other layers to this sauce, sometimes you just want a warm hearty meal without a million ingredients and hours of prep, so today’s version is just that. Simple & to the point.

What I used:

  • 1 lb ground turkey thigh (dark meat has a bit more flavor but for even more use ground Italian turkey sausage)
  • 1 large can of steamed peeled whole tomatoes – crush by hand in a large bowl
  • oil, salt, pepper, dried crushed oregano, dried crushed basil, a couple of bay leaves

How to:

  1. Bring your skillet or dutch oven to high heat and then add a generous drizzle of olive oil or grapeseed oil and add your turkey. You’ll want to use a spatula or wooden spoon of sorts to break the meat up as it cooks and the key here is cooking it until all sides are browned. This will help develop a bit more flavor.
  2. Once sufficiently browned, add in your crushed tomatoes, mix, and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add in a small palmful of each dried oregano & basil and one or two bay leaves.
  4. Let simmer uncovered if you want it to thicken more, or covered for a more liquidy texture until you’re ready to serve. Salt & Pepper to taste closer to when you plan to eat

I served it up with Cappello’s Gnocchi which only takes about 2-3minutes to cook once you add it to the boiling water along with a simple kale and avocado salad. IT was filling and hearty without leaving my stomach overly full.

What other turkey inspired meals? Check here for turkey sausage stuffed squash and here for turkey meatloaf !

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