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Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese Sauce - easy, delicious and freezes well - great for busy weekdays!

Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 320 kcal
Author Jeanette


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots peeled, finely chopped (~ 1 cup)
  • 2 celery stalks finely chopped (~ 1 cup)
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a few sprigs fresh basil reserve a few leaves for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large saute pan on medium. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add ground turkey to pan and cook until no longer pink, breaking up pieces.
  3. Add red wine and continue cooking until there is no more liquid in the pan.
  4. Spoon meat into crockpot. Add thyme, bay leaf, tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook for 6-7 hours on low, adding a little water if needed.
  6. Add fresh basil sprigs half an hour before serving.
  7. Serve with your favorite cooked pasta.

Recipe Notes

You can substitute red wine with chicken or beef broth

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 370mg16%
Potassium 1204mg34%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 5655IU113%
Vitamin C 25.9mg31%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.