Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Turkey Mince Bolognaise with Tagliatelle

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. Turkey 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.


Turkey Bolognaise with Tagliatelle

Ingredients
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)

Method
1. In a large non stick saucepan, fry off the onions and garlic. Season well with salt 
    and pepper.
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.


E-D’s Notes
- The above recipe will yield enough bolognaise for four people, when served with
   tagliatelle pasta.
- If pasta isn’t your thing, why not try a baked potato filled with turkey bolognaise  

   and topped with cheddar cheese?

2 comments:

  1. Turkey Mince Bolognaise with Tagliatelle is looking just fantabulous. Thanks dear for these recipes. I was also finding some interesting food ideas for my husband’s surprise birthday bash. He likes Spanish food and I found a plenty of recipes for Spanish party foods at Nom Photo App. Tried some of them and they all turned out to be fantastic.

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