Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe

This Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe is just 156 calories and has 18.5 grams of protein!

You can serve this healthy turkey bolognese sauce over pasta, zoodles, spaghetti squash… just about any pasta (or pasta substitute) you like.

Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Below, you’ll learn how to make a bolognese meat sauce for spaghetti both in an Instant Pot, and how to make it low calorie and packed full of nutrition.

This Instant pot bolognese sauce is our favorite meat sauce recipe, and I know it will become your favorite as well!

This Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe is just 156 calories and has 18.5 grams of protein!

Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make a low calorie instant pot Italian meat sauce.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll even find tips to avoid the Instant Pot “Burn Message” and so much more.

To make this meat sauce for spaghetti bolognese easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

You can skip ahead to the recipe card. Or you can read through for helpful Low Calorie Tips, and how to avoid the “Burn Message” on your Instant pot.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Instant Pot Bolognese Recipe Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Turkey Bolognese in an Instant Pot
  • Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this easy turkey bolognese meat sauce for pasta to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for homemade turkey bolognese recipes…

Instant Pot Bolognese Recipe Ingredients

These low calorie tips can low the fat and calories in all your meat sauce recipes.. check them out!

Low Calorie Tips for Pasta with Bolognese Recipes:

  • Olive Oil Spray… Cut calories and fat and use olive oil spray instead of a heavy drizzle of olive oil!
  • Hidden Veggies… We add extra veggies in this recipe for ground turkey bolognese sauce. Just make sure to get red bell peppers, otherwise you’ll miss the “hidden” aspect.
  • Turkey instead of Beef or Pork... We are not apposed to making bolognese recipes with beef or pork. But turkey is not only healthier, but it also boosts metabolism!
Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Shopping List for Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe:

  • Olive oil spray
  • Lean ground turkey
  • Yellow onion
  • Red bell pepper 
  • Garlic 
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato paste

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this recipe for turkey bolognese you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this turkey bolognese recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make ground turkey bolognese sauce in an instant pot…

How to Make Turkey Bolognese in an Instant Pot

The dreaded “Burn Message” could be a problem in this recipe if you don’t follow the directions!

It is very important that you do not stir the sauce, this way the water is on the bottom and helps avoid the “burn reading.”

But if you do get one, read this article on How to Avoid (and correct) the Burn Message.

How to Make Instant Pot Meat Sauce:

  1. Preheat the Instant Pot on sauté (medium heat) and spray with olive oil.
  2. Add in the turkey, onion, and bell pepper. Sauté for 5-8 minutes, crumbling and mixing often, until the turkey is lightly browned.
  3. Add in 1/4 cup of the water and scrape the bottom of the instant pot well (deglaze it) so that you won’t get a “burn reading” later.
  4. Add in the remaining water, then the remaining ingredients but DO NOT STIR!
  5. Cover and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  6. Allow to sit and naturally release pressure, after 10 minutes you can manually release the pressure. Or you can just let it to depressurize on it’s own.
  7. Mix well and serve over pasta, zoodles, or spaghetti squash.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best instant pot bolognese pasta sauce…

Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe

You can use this easy Instant Pot meat sauce to make spaghetti with meat sauce… or you can use one of the healthier options noted below.

This instant pot bolognese sauce is just 156 calories per 2/3 cup… and that’s a LOT to add to the top of pasta!

Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Bolognese Meat Sauce for Spaghetti {INSTANT POT}

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This instant pot turkey bolognese recipe is just 156 calories per 2/3 cup, and has over 18 grams of protein!
Great over pasta, zoodles, spaghetti squash, anything… you'll want to make extras so you can freeze and serve this ground turkey bolognese sauce all month long!
This easy meat sauce for spaghetti is fast and easy, because we cook it in an instant pot! But if you want to try making it on your stove top, you can check out the recipe in my cookbook below.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Pressure Release: 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 156 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large yellow onion minced
  • 1 red bell pepper minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the Instant Pot on sauté (medium heat) and spray with olive oil.
  • Add in the turkey, onion, and bell pepper. Sauté for 5-8 minutes, crumbling and mixing often, until the turkey is lightly browned.
  • Add in 1/4 cup of the water and scrape the bottom of the instant pot well (deglaze it) so that you won’t get a “burn reading” later.
  • Add in the remaining water, then the remaining ingredients but DO NOT STIR!
  • Cover and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Allow to sit and naturally release pressure, after 10 minutes you can manually release the pressure. Or you can just let it to depressurize on it’s own.
  • Mix well and serve over pasta, zoodles, or spaghetti squash.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 18.6gProtein: 18.5gFat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 594mgPotassium: 455mgFiber: 5.5gSugar: 12.3gCalcium: 81mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Italian, pasta, sauce
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