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Turkey Sausage Bolognese

January 26, 2011

Ok this is probably technically NOT a bolognese, but it seemed like a close enough approximation to me.  It’s a nice, simple sauce, one that has a much richer flavor for something that actually doesn’t simmer all that long.  A great one for splashing in some of whatever red wine you’re sipping while cooking.  The sauce itself comes in at 404 calories and 12.8 grams of fat per serving (makes 2, to be served over approximately 2 oz. of pasta).  It’s a nice flavorful addition to this week’s Presto Pasta Nights, hosted by Jen at Tastes of Home.

Ingredients:

  • 3 links sweet Italian turkey sausage (this would be the other half of the package you used for the stuffed mini-peppers)
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely diced zucchini
  • 1 cup rough chopped baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 3 oz. dry red wine (I used a petite syrah)
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup diced red peppers

Directions:

  1. Heat a skillet to 350 (medium).
  2. Add the sausage to the pan and break up with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the garlic and zucchini.  Cook for five minutes.
  4. Add the peppers, carrots, and mushrooms.
  5. Once the sausage is no longer pink, add the wine, stock, and tomatoes.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced.  About 15-20 minutes.
  7. Serve over pasta of choice.

Printable version.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2011 1:43 pm

    This sounds great! I love all the veggies you used.

  2. January 28, 2011 4:52 am

    Hi, the round-up is done and at my blog! Thanks again for participating 

  3. January 28, 2011 7:49 pm

    Yum – love the idea of using the sausages here as an alternative to a traditional bolognese. I know I would love this dish.
    Sue🙂

  4. January 31, 2011 1:07 pm

    Tasty, tasty, tasty and… gorgeous to boot!Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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