Sneaky Lentil & Turkey Bolognese
Recipe type: Healthy, Dairy Free
Cuisine: Dinner, Main
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Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms (around 100g), finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon dried italian herbs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt + pepper
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • Handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 250g minced turkey (can sub chicken as well)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup dried puy lentils (can sub brown lentils as well)
  • 3 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 4 servings of cooked pasta
  1. Heat up the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion until softened, about 5-8 minutes. Add in the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add in the mushrooms, salt, pepper, dried herbs, carrots, tomatoes and capers and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the minced turkey and cook for about 5 minutes before adding the tin of tomatoes and lentils.
  4. Cover and simmer gently for about 20-30 minutes, or until lentils are cooked - they should be tender but not mushy.
  5. Stir in the nutritional yeast, if using, and serve with your favourite pasta! Bonus points for a side of greens and toasted pine nuts.
Recipe by Sprinkle of Green at