Elbow Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Jun 29, 2018

This pasta dish was a major hit for dinner last night. Vivienne loved it so much, she even leaned over and scooped up some of my portion to add it to her bowl for more. Savage.

As you know, I’m not one for exact ingredients when I cook… so it makes it a little difficult to always give out recipes. So please bare with me on this and feel free to test as you go.

Organic whole wheat elbow pasta
chopped onion, 1/3 cup
3 garlic cloves, minced
Organic diced tomatoes, 1 can
cup of sliced cherry tomatoes
Ground Turkey Meat, 1 pound
Parmesan Cheese, half cup
Fresh basil leaves, half cup
Organic marinara sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, sautée the onion and garlic on medium heat in about a tablespoon of olive oil. Cook until the onion is soft and translucent. I did a few steps backwards, as I normally would have done the chopped tomatoes first, then ground turkey to cook, and then the can of tomatoes… but I didn’t and it ended up so good. I think its important to just make sure you simmer the sauce, constantly stir, and make sure all the ingredients get fully cooked. Add the can of tomatoes with salt and pepper and mix for about 2 minutes on low. Add the cherry tomatoes, because this recipe is all about the sauciness and deliciousness of tomatoes and cook for two minutes or until soft. Increase your temperature to about medium and add the ground turkey meat to the skillet. Cook until meat is fully cooked, about 3 minutes or so, and then add some parmesan cheese and a little marinara sauce to the pan. The turkey meat should have soaked up majority of the sauce when it was cooking, so that is why I add in a little more marinara to thicken the sauce. If it gets too soupy, feel free to dump some of the access liquid out. Cook your pasta noodles Ala dente and add them to the sauce, add even more parmesan and marinara if needed, and stir in all the ingredients. Of course, you can use shells or any type of pasta that you want, I just think the smaller elbows or shells are a great bite size for kids. Then… enjoy!