I don't care for bacon in my recipes either, but have your tried Pancetta? I love your slow cooker recipes! I can't imagine making this using only Bay leaves. I've featured your recipe on my list of healthy and 'easy' crock pot recipes: http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/larissa/favorite-hearty-soups-stews-and-crock-pot-recipes, Just put this in the slow cooker:) I actually instead of 2 lbs of beef I used 1 lbs and a turkey kielbasa it looks amazing!♥ I also made your asian drumsticks lastnight OMG if anyone is reading this try them they are AMAZING! Add butter, onions, celery and carrots and cook on medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Skinnytaste Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Bolognese is hearty, light and delicious and will be loved by everyone at your table. Can the carrots be omitted as my family cringes at them in spaghetti sauce? Made this last night for dinner tonight, was able to split the portions and freeze half for another time. Way too much sauce for this amount of meat and not enough flavor for it to be called bolognese. I saw a recipe once that called for turkey bacon. Yield Serves 4 to 6, Makes about 8 cups of sauce. One of my favs. I had to use bacon instead of pancetta. I’ve never used a crock pot. It was wonderful. It tasted pretty good, but was too liquidy, the tomato juices ran all over the plate – the consistency was not “sauce-like.” If I made this again, I might try half tomato paste instead – anyone tried that? Thanks for the great recipe! Any alternative to the pancetta that’s not pork? I have 21 month old boy/girl twins. Thanks for sharing. It defrosts quick for an easy meal. I thought it tasted very carrot-y. Can you use milk (2% or skim) instead of the 1/2 & 1/2? Drain the fat then add wine; cook until it reduces down, about 3-4 minutes. Sep 14, 2018 - I have been a long time fan of Gina’s site Skinnytaste. Gina, I made this yesterday for dinner and it was absolutely delicious!!! Amazing looking sauce! The reason I don't use fat free half and half is because it really bothers my stomach (no idea why). I wont be able to freeze and reheat at work. It makes a huuuuge amount, so we froze most of it in small containers. I added some fresh basil at the end since I just bought a bunch. (I'm not a good cook so I need help!) My husband doesn’t eat pork. Looks delish!!! This is the same recipe I make on the stove. This one I might use a spaghetti squash on……, I used a thick slice of domestic prosciutto from the deli counter at my local PathMark! And then would I half the cook time? I bought everything to make your stove top recipe but was going to wait until the weekend when I had enough time for it to simmer. Thank you also for Ziplist. Add tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper; cover and set slow cooker to LOW 6 hours. Donna, sorry that was the old point system. Plus this is so much easier to make. I forgot the wine :(((( and it's already in the crockpot…is it ruined??? Next time it's going in the crockpot per your recipe! After the 6 hours, adjust salt and pepper to taste, add half & half and parsley; stir and serve over your favorite pasta or. Jun 7, 2019 - Skinnytaste Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Bolognese is hearty, light and delicious and will be loved by everyone at your table. Would it be as good. So convenient!! Thanks!! Leigh, yes I think it would work. I literally ended up licking my bowl after. I will have to better review when I am not sick and have some taste buds, but tonight it was a little bland. Thank you for this recipe. I made this for dinner tonight, and it was delicious! Chicken, Provolone and Arugula Panini! The house smells yummy and we can eat when we’re ready. Made this last night it was awesome!!!!!! Bolognese sauce is a ground beef ragú made with pancetta, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, wine, and cream. Definitey a keeper. Question about your new one – with the insert for testing/keeping track of meat temps, does that stay in the crock pot all the time? You're funny Raquel! can you make this without pancetta?we do nor eat ham? So good! I mixed this up last night and plugged in the crock pot today while at work. I literally just finished making mine and measured them out in 1/2 cup portions and got 15 servings. Hey Gina, I couldn't have screwed up this recipe more, only had one pound beef so threw in one pound turkey, only had diced tomatoes so threw in a THIRD can of crushed after it cooked for 6 hours and a run to the store. https://www.justataste.com/zucchini-noodles-turkey-bolognese-recipe Reminds me of my honeymoon in Italy!! I always try to simmer this on the stove for at least 1 hour, but my husband can never wait that long. I'm going to try to make this, but the pancetta is a little pricey for our budget and I don't really care for the turkey bacon couldn't you use extra lean ham (sandwich meat) from the deli counter? My wife and I use them weekly because of busy lives, the slow cooker along with Ginas recipes makes life for us so much simpler. Making the tortillini con brodo tomorrow…I used to love that on cold Sicilian nights . I have directions for … More stove, slow cooker or Instant Pot! It is all I use. SO AMAZING! I forgot half/half at the store and made my own! Which is what's nice about the crock pot. I swear Gina your site has the best recipes! Yeah. I love to cook and your site has been extremely helpful. Thank you. Anonymous, I was waiting for someone to ask me! I look forward to trying more of your recipes! I have a great recipe for easy bolognese but the cream or half&half is added as soon as you brown the meat which makes it incredibly tender. I live in a small rural town in the middle of nowhere, so my pasta options are somewhat limited to brands like Barilla and their most common styles. Gina could you puree the tomatoes as my kids are not a fan of chunky tomatoes or would this make the sauce too watery? Stir well. Have you by chance converted this into an Instant Pot recipe yet? Ashley, I have done four rounds of the Whole 30 and have used coconut cream in place of it. San Marzano is the best! can of tomato sauce so it wasn’t quite as thick. Spaghetti with Creamy Butternut Leek Parmesan Sauce. Thanks so much for this recipe, I got a crock pot for Christmas and this will be the first recipe I try. Thanks! Looking forward to what I suspect will be another amazing dish! We have been cooking it for years. Even if you haven’t tried any of the tips, I’d be happy to give it a whirl and report back! I've been a crock pot maniac and I love finding new ones. Instructions. Also used red wine instead of white wine and threw in some garlic as well. I helped to develop the slow cooker bag five years ago for Reynolds. A slow cooked ragú made with lean ground beef, pancetta, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, wine, and cream is one of my favorite Italian sauces. Excellent recipe! When I attempted making this Bolognese it was a total hit! Oh yes, this is a favorite of mine, I've been thinking to make it tonight actually! I always make it with beef, using the leanest ground beef I can find. Can I make my own ? linguine and a nice amount zucchini "pasta". Instructions. Required fields are marked *, By submitting this comment you agree to share your name, email address, website and IP address with SkinnyTaste. VERY tasty. Hi, Gina! great! What can I use instead of the bacon?? Seriously, your recipes and accompanying narratives are as good or better than most of the magazines or cookbooks out there. Sounds weird, but SERIOUSLY try it! Me to Emily, I have a feeling carbs and sugars will suffer, not protein, so this will probably still be ok, but we shall see. Thank you for what you do – my family enjoys all the recipes I make from this site! and have to say…yours beats it, reminds me of the sauce I had when I was little. Easy! I can’t have dairy… Is there a substitute I can use in place of the cream because this sounds delicious!!!! I’ve used this recipe multiple times. A crock pot?! Have you ever tried milk instead of the half n half? The bay leaves and s/p weren’t enough seasoning for us without additions. I just got to Germany a few months ago and had Bolognese. How about this in the InstaPot electric pressure cooker. Preparation. Was too bland and not saucy. If you try it let me know how it comes out. Can I use red wine instead of white? Made this today and it is a great recipe. Put it in the crockpot at 4:00 and don't want to wait until 10:00 to eat. (And its what I have in my cupboard and want to use up! Has Gina or anyone used this for stuffed peppers, taco salad or other recipes? This is a 2 thumbs up recipe. I did want to know is this recipe safe to can? We also minced up a few garlic cloves and added at least a tablespoon of italian seasoning. Made it twice already in the past two weeks. of Italian style tomato paste to compensate for the difference in thickness. I love 99% of your stuff but was disappointed after reading this recipe. Making this right now! Is the cream only for topping at the end? Besides that this recipe is outstanding! It’s a part of our regular rotation now. We couldn't wait to eat until it was totally finished, and wow! amazing job as always, your blog has been a huge help in my weightloss journey… 60lbs and counting… Thank you! Alexandra, glad he liked it, perhaps the brand of tomatoes could be more watery, but yes, turning up the heat or leaving it longer (or both) would work. Same cook times? I'm putting together some meals for my family since I'll be out of town, and want healthy meals my family can eat. the awesome recipes. Just wondering if "bolognese" sauce only requires certain spices VS. others, to keep it authentic. Still great. Can I use evaporated milk? Love the crockpot idea! I also added crushed red pepper, because my husband likes a little heat. They absolutely loved it! Kelegirl, no idea, ignorance is bliss sometimes! In the sauce, if you wanted to use fresh tomatoes from the garden, how many would you use? My boyfriend is on the dash diet and he tried it and was amazed that it tasted so good with such a low calorie count. We had it over spaghetti squash and my daughter ate a man sized portion! Would the recipe change at all if I used ground turkey meat? My 4-year-old liked it so much, he licked his bowl! I served it with Parmesan cheese and a chiffonade of fresh basil over rigatoni. I made it with veal and it was delicious. I was adding this to my WW tracker and the calculations are off. I used ground turkey instead of beef. I used turkey bacon instead on pancetta and ground turkey instead of ground beef..turned out amazing!! Comments are always helpful to all!! . p.s. This is definitely a recipe that I will make again and again and always have some in my freezer! rj. This is one of those meals you can make for a dinner party, simply double or triple the recipe and make a big green salad on the side. I absolutely LOVE this recipe, exactly as is Thank you, Gina! Hey, Gina! Turns out I like bolognese better when it's low fat! Oh my! Why not puree them, they will never know they are in the sauce! I made it with ground turkey over whole wheat pasta and it's great! I love that my first question to you is a silly one but on the white wine – is that real white wine or a cooking wine? Hey Gina, your Bolognese is a Recipe Guessing Game on Knapkins. I pretty much live on skinnytaste meals and love them. I also have an Instant Pot Bolognese Recipe. hi gina, recipe is great, thank you! I made it exactly as written and it was excellent. I loved trying the recipes and not feeling guilty about great food. I did add a small squash and 3 garlic cloves into the food processor with the carrots and celery Kids and hubby didn't even know there are vegetables in the sauce. I think if you choose crushed tomatoes that already have italian seasonings you might not need as much? Thanks Gina. 2oz of pasta, even whole wheat is 5 points for 1 cup. Similar to the one I make, I will try some of your alternates. I also put a tin of your zucchini tots in the oven a few mins ago. I followed the recipe exactly, and served it over ziti. Don’t know what went wrong. I'm not sure it can be any better:). Made this over the weekend, and it is phenomenal! My one experiment was with the cream – I thought if I could save calories why not try. Thanks so very much! I used half ground beef and half turkey breast and it was still very rich tasting. If I wanted to mix in sauted mushrooms would it freeze well? This might be a dumb question but if I wanted to use the Instant Pot for this how long would you set it once you get to the simmer stage? The links are broken . Should i half the other ingredients? 12 years ago as a newlywed, I was fumbling around the kitchen in an effort to make spaghetti for dinner. Thanks for another great recipe. !…the taste is unbelievable!, I used Turkey bacon since I was fresh out of pancetta too. I live in The Netherlands and lean ground meat is hard to come by so I made it with half beef, half pork and it turned out so flavorful (I did have to do a fair bit of grease draining though! I've cooked with fat free half and half in the past, but didn't like the results. I am showing that it is 4 Smart Points. I just ate it for lunch and I am super excited that I have so many portions to freeze and enjoy later #swoon. Came out great! A bit greasy–you really have to pour off as much fat as possible with the bacon, and the no-salt added tomatoes were kind of bland. Add the onions to the pot and saute until soft, about 3 minutes. a bit of cranberry sauce, light mayo, and cruncy lettuce, heavenly. I have directions for stove, slow cooker or Instant Pot! I looked and looked for the right recipe. My dad just bought me that exact slow cooker for Christmas! I usually make Mario Batali's version (WW points off the charts!) Gina, this is truly one of my favorites of yours! i made this twice and my family and I love it! I seriously love the crockpot & would use it constantly if I could. The best part is you can’t even tell it’s full of veggies. . This was very bland as is. What alternatives would you use to make this dairy free? Waiting on husband to get home to add the cream and parsley and am serving it over my new favorite thing-zoodles (zucchini spirals). Best bolognese I've ever had. I put it into my WW Online Recipe Builder, and the sauce alone, as made above, came to 5 points per serving with 8 servings. hmm, did you cut it in small (1/4") pieces and saute it on low? Kind of a silly/simple question. Oct 15, 2016 - Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce is a staple in my home! Thanks for your great recipes!! I make this sauce whenever I need to feed a large crowd, or just to keep in my freezer. With so much left over any ideas on how to incorporate it into something else? I added it to the meat sauce right after I added the crushed tomatoes and bay leaf. THANKS. I would love to make it in the slow cooker, serve it to everyone and then see if they notice! To reheat, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator then reheat in a pot. By cooking it in the crockpot it'll get the chance to simmer like it should! This is probably a silly question but do I drain the fat from the pancetta/bacon and the ground beef? What can i substitute half and half with? I would love it if you posted more skinny crockpot recipes! This is the BEST sauce ever!!! It may not have turned out as low-fat as I would have liked, but it was awesome. My partner and his kids are super picky about meat sauce and really didn’t like mine. Can't wait to have this again. 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker. Thanks for sharing. Please help. It makes a lot which I freeze and can take out for a quick meal. Discover (and save!) Oh my goodness! The only changes I made was 1 tsp of nutmeg, Italian spice , fresh oregano and used 1/2 cup of wine instead of 1/2. Jul 14, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by Privatecave. Thank you! Thanks for the great recipe!! If you are using it this week then yes, it should be fine. After i put 1st can of sauce in with 1 lb meat i realized it was perfect amount. Mmmm … made this today. Ive made it several times. https://www.skinnytaste.com/crock-pot-bolognese-sauce/. 1/2 teaspoon . Is it okay to make without the pancetta? I also add a tablespoon of tomato paste to give it a little more richness. What kind of white wine should I use? ? Thanks Gina!! If I don't have an ingredient, I can just sub something and it still tastes great. So sorry I see I didn't respond to some comments. Christine, I know, at first I was confused about the hole. If you make it 8 1 cup servings its 4.5 and since ww rounds it off they made it 5. Hi Gina! Could not survive weight watchers without your amazing recipes! My husband is the cook, so I was trying to knock his socks off & it worked! Hi! Nothing stiks to it.. Bolognese Sauce, Mole Pork, Burnt on Pot Roast (left on warm WAY too long). Do you think it would work in this recipe? Take a look at the Breville BSC560XL Stainless-Steel 7-Quart Slow Cooker with EasySear Insert ($130 Amazon)! I can’t wait to try this, but I was hoping for the sat fat info to confirm the smart points value. I have made this several times, and have put portions in the freezer for future dinners-ALWAYS DELISH! Thanks, WHERE have I been that I completely miss out on slow cooker bags?! I like to make it when people come over. What happened to the stove top version? I served it over Shiritake noodles to lower the PP+. My family LOVED it! I use a non stick pan so I don't include the butter/oil (I find the pancetta provides some oil for the onion/carrots/celery) I also exclude the cream and use a good quality chicken stock instead of wine. I think it has a lot of possibilities. I am putting the liners on my shopping list. Could you make this in the crock pot instead of on the stove?? I added it to my meal plan and grocery list for the week… Can't wait to try it! I can't wait until 6:30 when we get to try the finished product. I also added a pinch of nutmeg. It was a big hit in our household, even for my 9 year old that states she doesn't like tomatoes… Thank you! Do you know what the point value would be if I used the Pancetta and left out the ground beef.