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Enjoy Crock Pot Turkey Bolognese without any guilt because this meal is healthy and delicious.  Dinner is easy with this slow cooker meal and so tasty everyone will love it.

Bolognese Sauce in the slow cooker with a serving on a ladle
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Some people get scared off from the word Bolognese but it is actually quite simple to make this Bolognese Sauce. It just sounds fancy. Making this crock pot recipe is so easy to make and loaded with flavor.

Your house will smell amazing while this simmers all day. See Ground Turkey Crock Pot Recipes for more ideas. You might also like our Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce.

Why This Recipe Works

We love making this delicious Bolognese Sauce and serve over zoodles for a delicious low carb meal. It is a great recipe to mix in chopped veggies and perfect to feed a crowd.

The simple ingredients makes this recipe a perfect weeknight meal.

Ingredients

Slow Cooker Bolognese Ingredients - turkey, carrots, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, zucchini, butter, parmesan cheese
  • Ground Turkey
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Zucchini
  • Butter
  • Parmesan cheese

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Change Meat – You can use ground beef instead of ground turkey if you prefer.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the spaghetti sauce seasoning to what you prefer. Instead of using Italian Seasoning, mix in oregano, cloves garlic, thyme, and bay leaves.

Step by Step Instructions

Cooking the ground turkey in the slow cooker

Step 1 – Add the turkey, raw, in the crock pot.

Adding the ingredients to the slow cooker

Step 2 – Add in carrots, onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt pepper, crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cook on low for 4 hours. Break the meat apart and cook for 30 more minutes.

Cooking zoodles in a skillet

Step 3 – Meanwhile in a large skillet heat the butter and stir in the zucchini noodles. Cook for 3 minutes or until soft.

Bolognese Sauce in the slow cooker with a ladle

Step 4 – Spoon sauce over the zucchini noodles and then top with parmesan cheese.

Recipe Tips

  • Ground Turkey – We placed the pound ground turkey raw in the slow cooker. But you can cook it separately if you prefer.
  • Chopped Vegetables – We like to prepare the chopped vegetables ahead of time. Learn how to freeze chopped onions.
Bolognese Sauce over zoodles in a white bowl

Serving Suggestions

This delicious bolognese sauce is best served with your favorite pasta. You can even serve with spaghetti squash or zoodles for amazing flavors.

You can also pick up a loaf of French bread from the bakery or make these easy homemade dinner rolls. We also love this Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe with Minestrone soup. The kids really like these bread sticks and easy to every last drop of the sauce.

Bolognese Sauce over zoodles in a white bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store your leftover Bolognese Sauce in an airtight container in the fridge. The sauce will last about 5 days.

Can I Freeze?

Yes, you can freeze this sauce in a freezer safe container. If stored properly the sauce will last about 3 months.

How to Reheat

Thaw the sauce in the fridge overnight and then reheat on the stove top or in the microwave.

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We love hearing from you. If you make this Crockpot Turkey Bolognese Recipe, please leave us a comment or star review.

Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese

5 from 4 votes
Enjoy Crock Pot Turkey Bolognese with Zoodles without any guilt because this meal is healthy and delicious.  Dinner is a breeze and so tasty!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 347

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Place ground turkey, raw, in the crock pot.
  • Add in carrots, onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt pepper, crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Break the meat apart and cook for 30 more minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet heat the butter and stir in the zucchini noodles. Cook for 3 minutes or until soft.
  • Spoon sauce over the zucchini noodles and then top with parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 347kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 46g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 1330mg, Potassium 1456mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 4445IU, Vitamin C 37.5mg, Calcium 297mg, Iron 4.6mg

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