Sometimes, when you have a sweet tooth like mine, finding healthy dishes to get excited about can be a bit of a challenge. But I have said it before and will say it again, healthy doesn’t need to mean boring and tasteless. Finding healthier versions of old favourites can be a fun and interesting way of developing recipes that you can really come to love. From time to time, a health kick is needed in life and having a dinner menu filled with healthy options that sound delicious is a must in order to keep you interested.
Today’s recipe is an alternative twist on a classic. As you may well know I am quite the fan of turkey mince and make Turkey Burgers all the time.
mince is exceptionally lean meat, packed with protein and low in saturated fats
but more importantly it is really tasty and flavoursome. It can put a fresh
spin on a classic dish by simply substituting this healthy alternative instead
of a mince or pork. This evening, that’s exactly what I decided to do and the
result was surprisingly tasty.
400g turkey mince
1 onion (diced)
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 can of chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp of tomato puree
1 tsp sage
1 tsp thyme
3 nests of Tagliatelle pasta (per person)
1. In a large non stick saucepan, fry off the onions and garlic. Season well with salt
2. Add the turkey mince to the pan, and fry off until white in colour. Season well with
salt and pepper.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and herbs to the pan and mix well until
the meat is covered in sauce.
4. Turn the heat down and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Meanwhile add the desired amount of tagliatelle to a pot of boiling water (3 nests
per person). Cook for 10 minutes or until al-dente.
6. Drain the pasta and arrange on a plate. Top with the turkey bolognaise.
- The above recipe will yield enough bolognaise for four people, when served with
- If pasta isn’t your thing, why not try a baked potato filled with turkey bolognaise
and topped with cheddar cheese?