Turkey Sausage Bolognese

If you’re a fan of pasta sauces like I am, then you will truly enjoy this bolognese. I first made this back in March, and thought it was absolutely delectable, and am not really sure why it took me 7 months to post the recipe, but alas, here it is. I made it again last night to go with some stuffed shells and once again, it was delicious!

This may be a no-brainer, but I find preparing all of the ingredients first, simplifies the cooking process.

This recipes yields a lot of sauce, so if you’re making it for one or two, I’d recommend dividing everything in half.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds, crushed in spice mill or in mortar with pestle
  • 1 lb. spicy Italian turkey sausages, casings removed
  • 3 large garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (I recommend a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
  • 5 cups crushed tomatoes with added puree (from two 28-ounce cans)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions, carrot, and crushed fennel seeds; sauté 5 minutes.
  3. Add sausage and garlic; sauté until sausage is cooked through, breaking into small pieces, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add wine; boil 1 minute.
  5. Add tomatoes, basil, and oregano.
  6. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  7. Season with salt & pepper.

Serve with your favorite pasta dish. 

Source: Bon Appétit

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