Turkey Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles


4 Servings

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ pound fat free ground turkey
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 9-ounce package vacuum-packed cooked lentils
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 Tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced sun-dried tomatoes (not oil packed), or sun-dried tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ⅜ teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 3 medium zucchinis, cut into thin lengthwise ribbons using vegetable peeler
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey and ¼ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon oil, carrot, and onion and cook, stirring often, until carrot and onion are softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds.

Add tomatoes, lentils, ⅓ cup water, tomato paste, oregano, ⅛ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes, adding additional water if needed to prevent sticking.

Meanwhile, combine zucchini and remaining 2 tablespoons water in large microwavable bowl. Cover with wax paper and microwave on High until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to large bowl. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil, remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt, and remaining ⅛ teaspoon pepper; toss to coat.

Divide zucchini evenly among 4 plates; top evenly with sauce. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan and garnish with oregano.


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