Turkey Bolognese Bake

Turkey Bolognese Bake

Turkey bolognese bake! This recipe offers a healthy, protein, and veggie packed alternative to the classic, less nutritious, pasta dish.

healthy recipes, high protein

I was surprised with how large the servings were for this dish for the amount of calories. This recipe yields 6 generous servings (each around 268 grams) for only 176 calories with 25 grams of protein!!! SO much room for more goodies… (Step Brothers Reference).

I often cook with Extra Lean Ground Turkey because I like the taste, and it is high in protein. I honestly have realized such a difference in my performance at the gym now that I focus more on a higher caloric intake with sufficient amounts of protein. It has helped immensely with muscle growth and recovery. That being said I find so much joy in constructing recipes that are healthy, high in protein and DELICIOUS! This recipe fits all the bills.

What You Will Need For This Recipe:

I chopped up the zucchini super small so it resembled a veggie rice, this is definitely preference. If you want big chunks definitely chop it bigger, if you like the idea of a veggie rice, finely dice it!

To make this healthy turkey bolognese bake is simple, oh and pretty! Look, it is like a rainbow.

turkey bolognese

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and chop up your onion and add to the bottom of a pot with the minced garlic. Cook the onion until it is translucent. Now you can add your ground turkey! This is when I cut up the zucchini into teeny tiny little squares (optional*). Once the turkey is cooked all the way through, add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, the zucchini “rice”, spices, parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh basil. Stir this around and add in the cottage cheese. Allow the pot to come to a simmer and then cover, cooking for 15-20 more minutes.

Using a 9×13 pan spray the bottom and pour the turkey mixture into the bottom. Tear up the lavash wrap into strips and place it on top of the pan and make sure that it is soaked with moisture from the sauce. Top with the mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Cover the pan with foil and bake it in the oven for 30 minutes, remove the foil and bake for 5-10 more minutes!

 

healthy turkey bolognese bake

Such a fun, healthy, turkey bolognese bake!!! If this interests you, you may also want to look at my Spicy Turkey Stew recipe!

Full Healthy Turkey Bolognese Bake recipe below: yields 6 servings.

Yield: 6

Turkey Bolognese Bake

healthy recipes, high protein

Turkey bolognese bake! This recipe offers a healthy, protein, and veggie packed alternative to the classic, less nutritious, pasta dish.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Extra Lean Ground Turkey 448 grams
  • 2 raw zucchini 348 grams
  • Half of a yellow or white onion 177 grams
  • 1 can Diced tomatoes
  • 1 Joseph's Multigrain Flatbread or Lavash Wrap, CutDaCarb will work too
  • 110 grams 2% Cottage Cheese any percent will work fine
  • 3 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 30 grams Grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Minced garlic
  • 5 leaves Fresh basil dried oregano, red pepper flakes
  • 15 grams Fat Free Cheddar cheese
  • 15 grams Fat Free Mozzarella

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop up your onion and add to the bottom of a pot with the minced garlic. Cook the onion until it is translucent.
  3. Now you can add your ground turkey!
  4. Cut up the zucchini into teeny tiny little squares (optional*), or however you would like to cut it.
  5. Once the turkey is cooked all the way through, add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, the zucchini "rice", spices, parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh basil.
  6. Stir this around and add in the cottage cheese. Allow the pot to come to a simmer and then cover, cooking for 15-20 more minutes.
  7. Now! Using a 9x13 pan and spray the bottom and pour the turkey mixture into the bottom.
  8. Tear up the lavash wrap into strips and place it on top of the pan and make sure that it is soaked with moisture.
  9. Top with the mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Cover the pan with foil and bake it in the oven for 30 minutes, remove the foil and bake for 5-10 more minutes!
  10. Divide and enjoy!

Notes

This is a great meal to divide and prep as a meal throughout the week.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

268 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5.7mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 12.8gFiber: 2.1gSugar: 6gProtein: 25.1g

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