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Whole30 Turkey Bolognese

This Whole30 turkey bolognese has quickly become my family's favorite way to enjoy spaghetti squash pasta. It is so easy to put together and it has so many layers of flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, paleo, slow cooker, whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 193kcal
Author Sara

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Ground Turkey or ground meat of choice
  • 2 slices Bacon
  • 1 pint Portabello Mushrooms diced
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Onion diced
  • 2 stalks Celery diced
  • 2 Carrots peeled & diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tbls Balsamic Vinegar
  • 28 oz Can of Crushed San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz Can of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Fresh Bay Leaves
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper Flakes
  • 3/4 cup Orginal Nutpods or coconut cream

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  • Heat 1 Tbls of oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook ground turkey until just cooked through and set aside
    Cut the bacon into pieces and saute in the skillet until cooked and set aside
  • Cook the onions, celery, carrots and mushrooms in the skillet with the rendered bacon fat for 3 minutes. Add in the garlic and balsamic vinegar and cook another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat
  • Add the cooked ground turkey, bacon, and cooked veggies into the slow cooker along with all of the remaining ingredients. Set to low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours
  • Once timer goes off, discard bay leaves
    Stir in Orginal Nutpods (or coconut cream) taste and add salt & pepper as needed
    Enjoy immedieately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months

Instant Pot

  • Add 1 Tbls of oil to the Instant Pot and turn to saute mode
    Cut the bacon into pieces and saute until cooked through; remove with a slotted spoon
  • Then add in the onion, celery, carrots, mushrooms and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes
    Add in the ground turkey and stir in with veggies, saute until ground turkey is mostly cooked though
    Stir the cooked bacon back in along with the remaining ingredients. Set to high pressure and cook for 20 minutes
  • Once timer goes off, do a quick release of the steam and discard the bay leaves
    Stir in Orginal Nutpods (or coconut cream) and taste, add salt & pepper as needed
    Enjoy immedieately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g