Velvety and rich, this sauce is flavorful, filling, and lower in calories.
Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high. Add turkey breast and sausage breaking into smaller chunks; cook until browned.
Process onion, carrot, celery, and garlic in a food processor until minced; add to browned meat. Cook vegetables until softened, 5 minutes. Process cottage cheese in food processor until smooth, 2 minutes; stir into meat mixture in saute pan.
Stir in tomato paste, cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, wine, vinegar, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper flakes. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer sauce 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the neufchatel, stirring until melted, then stir in parsley.
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 lb. ground turkey breast
8 oz. bulk Italian turkey sausage
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced celery
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 cup 2% cottage cheese
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 can diced tomatoes in juice (28 oz.)
1 cup dry red wine
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. each dried oregano and basil
1/2 tsp. each kosher salt and red pepper
1/2 cup neufchatel
1 cup chopped fresh parsley