Diet recipes – Healthy Bolognese
Recipe for Healthy Bolognese Sauce

Leaner than the average Bolognese, our healthy Bolognese recipe is from the diet recipes used in our ‘Dieting on a Budget’ meal plan

Healthy Bolognese Recipe

By WLR's Food Information Executive, Laurence Beeken

A deliciously lean version of an Italian classic, our healthy Bolognese recipe substitutes beef for turkey, helping you to stick to your diet.

Taken from our ’Diet on a Budget’ meal plan, which provides info and recipes to help you diet without spending a fortune, our Bolognese sauce recipe makes 2 portions at 210 calories each.


  • 100g Turkey Mince
  • 2 Qty reserved Tomato Sauce (reserved from Day 4 Dinner)
  • 110g Dry Spaghetti


  1. Dry fry the turkey mince and stir in the leftover tomato sauce from Day 4 Dinner. 


Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and top up with the sauce (see notes below).

Once cooked, divide the Bolognese sauce into 2 portions, one for now, and one portion for use in The Budget Diet Plan - Week 1, Day 6 Lunch.

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