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Pasta with Creamy Turkey Bolognese Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 3 tablespoons Butter, Divided
  • 1/2 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 small Onion, Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Flour
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1/4 cup Your Favorite White Wine
  • 2 cups Frozen Peas and Carrots
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Tarragon, Chopped
  • 12 ounces Tube Shaped Pasta, Or shells


  1. Start a large pot of water to boil. When the water comes to a boil, salt the water with a tablespoon of salt, then drop in the pasta and cook according to the package directions.
  2. Drain – reserving a ½ cup of the pasta water before draining – then set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, you can make the Bolognese.
  4. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the panko and stirring, cooking until browned, about 2 minutes. Remove to a bowl to cool.
  5. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the same pan. Add the turkey and cook, breaking up with a spoon until browned and cooked through. Now add the onion, garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and stir for 1 minute until the vegetables and meat are coated. Pour in the cream and chicken stock then bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for 5-8 minutes until the liquid is reduced by half.
  6. Add peas and carrots along with the tarragon and cover.
  7. Season with the other teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper.
  8. Place the pasta back into the pot you cooked it in, pour the Bolognese over the top and stir to combine.
  9. If the Bolognese is too thick, at this point you can thin it out with the reserved pasta water.
  10. Spoon the pasta into bowls and top with the bread crumbs.
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