Turkey and Vegetable Bolognese with Sweet Potato Noodles

Turkey bolognese is one of my favorite go to dishes. It's so easy to make, and it tastes so good. Sometimes when I'm in a pinch I just throw some ground turkey in a frying pan with a jar of marinara sauce and serve it over whatever vegetables I have on hand. Ground turkey fits into my diet really well when I'm keeping track of my macronutrients, but it can be pretty dry. That's why I love to add in a jar of sauce. Today I decided to chop up a bunch of vegetables to add to my sauce and I used my Spiralizer to make some beautiful sweet potato noodles!

Turkey and Vegetable Bolognese with Sweet Potato Noodles
Prep 15 min
Cooking 30 min
Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups of baby kale
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce, 24 ounces
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, then run them through a Spiralizer, to make your noodles. Alternatively you could use a julienne peeler, it just might take a while. Chop up the core of the sweet potato to use in your sauce. Set the noodles aside to cook last.
  2. Add the cauliflower to a food processor and pulse until it's reached a rice like consistency.
  3. In a large pan over medium heat add the olive oil, onions and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the ground turkey next and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  5. Then add the ground cauliflower, red bell pepper and the core that you chopped up after you made your sweet potato noodles. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the baby kale, marinara sauce and basil and season with salt and pepper. 
  7. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.
  8. While the sauce simmers add the sweet potato noodles to a separate pan over medium heat with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes, just until they begin to soften.
  9. Serve the turkey and vegetable bolognese over your sweet potato noodles.

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