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Turkey Ragù over Whole Wheat Noodles

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Making your own sauce instead of using a jarred sauce might sound a bit intimidating, but this Healthy Turkey Ragu is a great intermediate step.  It uses canned tomatoes and tomato paste but your own veggies and seasonings and it turns out just fabulous.

Healthy Turkey Ragu
Healthy Turkey Ragu

Turkey Ragù over Whole Wheat Noodles

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 1 pint mushrooms sliced
  • 2 carrot sliced
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp bottled minced garlic
  • 1 lb ground turkey 90% lean or leaner
  • 1 can tomato paste 6 oz.
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 14.5 oz.
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz.
  • 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 lb 100% whole wheat spaghetti noodles
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add celery, mushrooms, carrots, onion, and garlic. Sauté until vegetables are soft and liquid is evaporated, 5-8 minutes.
  • Add turkey to skillet. Cook, stirring frequently to break up chunks, about 10 minutes or until meat is cooked.
  • Add tomato paste, canned tomatoes, vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir well. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • While sauce is simmering, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Serve sauce over noodles. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.
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