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Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese Sauce with Spaghetti Squash - this low carb meal will satisfy your craving for comfort food

Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese Sauce with Spaghetti Squash

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 316 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrots finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound ground turkey 93%
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry red wine or chicken broth
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • fresh basil finely shredded, for serving

Spaghetti Squash

  • 1 large spaghetti squash or 2 small
  • olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet; add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes, and sauté until aromatic, about 3-4 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Add tomato paste and cook another 2-3 minutes to develop flavor. Add red wine and scrape up any browned bits. Transfer to slow cooker and add tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Spaghetti Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds with a large spoon. Place face down on an oiled sheet pan. Bake 30-40 minutes until a knife can be inserted into squash easily. Using a fork, scrape out spaghetti squash. Divide among serving bowls. Top with Bolognese Sauce. Sprinkle with shredded basil.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese Sauce with Spaghetti Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 1364mg59%
Potassium 1437mg41%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 6550IU131%
Vitamin C 27.6mg33%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.