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Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo)

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This low sodium turkey bolognese  is packed with flavor without the salt!  With aromatic garlic, fresh basil, white wine, and creamy olive oil, you won’t miss the salt in this pasta sauce.
We absolutely LOVE bolognese on this homestead!  Theres nothing more comforting than a big bowl of warm pasta on a cool spring evening.  Its always been one of my favorite sauces, and this version is super flavorful without a lot of sodium or dairy.

 This Low Sodium Bolognese Is:

  • Rich
  • Creamy
  • Bright
  • Garlicky
  • Paleo
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Easy to batch cook and freeze for later!
  • Vegan option!

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I’m always trying to find ways to cook with less sodium (seriously, its in everything!) so cooking with delicious aromatics like garlic, onions, basil, and white wine give this sauce so much flavor without any salt.

Canned tomatoes typically have a lot of sodium in them.  My advice for buying canned tomatoes (or really anything in a can!) is: READ THE LABEL!  Even if you don’t think canned tomatoes can be too salty, usually sodium is used as a preservative.  So make sure you are buying a no salt added variety.  This is why I try to buy frozen veggies whenever I an able to instead of canned.

What’s In this Bolognese?

Can you Freeze Bolognese Sauce?

Absolutely!  This Bolognese freezes well – so if you have a lot leftover, you can freeze in a gallon bag or in mason jars for later. This recipe got a major 10/10 from both my husband and I!  It was absolutely delicious with a thick rigatoni pasta.   It makes a huge batch of sauce, so you can enjoy it for many meals.  Its great to batch cook, meal prep, and make ahead.

Make Bolognese Sauce Gluten Free for a Healthy Version

This gluten free Bolognese recipe is a simple meal to make without the wheat. I’m all about making recipes gluten free when I can. Gluten free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around gluten free pantry staples and swapping in a few wheat-less ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite gluten free pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my gluten free recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

How do I Make this Low Sodium Bolognese?

  • In a Dutch oven or large soup pot, begin by browning the turkey or meatless ground beef on low heat.  Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until turkey is cooked all the way through.  Remove from heat and transfer cooked turkey to a bowl
  • In the same Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over low heat.  Add the garlic and onion, and saute on low from 7 or 8 minutes until the veggies begin to soften.
  • Add the wine and simmer for 10 minutes until the wine begins to reduce.
  • Now, the fun part: crushing tomatoes by hand! Open can of tomatoes and crush each one by hand while still submerged in the juices. That way the tomatoes won’t splatter everywhere while you crush.
  • Add tomatoes to and the ground turkey back to Dutch oven and reduce on low heat for 30 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Top off the sauce with the light cream and fresh basil, and stir.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

What Should I Serve with This Low Sodium Pasta Sauce?

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Turkey Bolognese Sauce

The Herbeevore
This turkey bolognese sauce recipe is packed with flavor without the salt!  With aromatic garlic, fresh basil, white wine, and creamy olive oil, you won't miss the salt in this pasta sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12
Calories 211 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 sweet onion diced
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 4 24-ounce cans whole tomatoes
  • 1 cashew cream 1/2 cup cashews soaked in 1/2 cup warm water, blended
  • 1 cup fresh basil chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a Dutch oven or large soup pot, begin by browning the turkey on low heat.  Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until turkey is cooked all the way through.  Remove from heat and transfer cooked turkey to a bowl
  • In the same Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over low heat.  Add the garlic and onion, and saute on low from 7 or 8 minutes until the veggies begin to soften.
  • Add the wine and simmer for 10 minutes until the wine begins to reduce.
  • Now, the fun part: crushing tomatoes by hand! Open can of tomatoes and crush each one by hand while still submerged in the juices. That way the tomatoes won't splatter everywhere while you crush.
  • Add tomatoes to and the ground turkey back to Dutch oven and reduce on low heat for 30 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Top off the sauce with the cashew cream and fresh basil, and stir.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!
I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 141gProtein: 41gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 330mgPotassium: 6677mgFiber: 35gSugar: 83gVitamin A: 4128IUVitamin C: 321mgCalcium: 1079mgIron: 34mg
Keyword Dairy Free Sauce, Garlic, Ground Turkey, Onion, Paleo Sauces, White Wine
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