Lightened Bolognese

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

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