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Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 244 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 carrots peeled, cut into chunks
  • 2 celery stalks cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion cut into chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 ounces mushrooms ends trimmed
  • 1 pound ground turkey 93%
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup red wine or chicken/beef broth for Whole 30
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or a few fresh sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh basil sprig


  1. Place carrots in food processor and pulse until finely chopped; remove to a bowl. Pulse onion and garlic together until finely chopped, and remove to bowl with carrots. Pulse celery until finely chopped and remove to bowl with other vegetables. Pulse mushrooms until finely chopped and remove to bowl with other vegetables.

  2. Select "Saute" setting on Instant Pot and heat oil. Add chopped carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes.

  3. Add ground turkey and cook until meat is no longer pink, breaking up pieces with spatula.

  4. Add red wine and reduce a few minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, thyme and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

  5. Cover and seal Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Naturally release pressure fo 10 minutes, then quick release remaining pressure. Add basil sprig and stir to let basil scent sauce.

Recipe Notes

Using the pulse function on the food processor is a huge time saver in meal prep.

5 freestyle points per serving

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 255mg11%
Potassium 850mg24%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3795IU76%
Vitamin C 16.4mg20%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.