22 January, 2024

Spice up your pasta night with this tasty, guilt-free bolognese recipe. Lean turkey, rich tomatoes, and a medley of herbs come together in a wholesome, hearty sauce that clings to every forkful of wholemeal pasta.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 40 minutes 

If you can, use organic ingredients for this recipe. Although we are unsure whether eating organic food reduces breast cancer risk, organic food contains less pesticide residue. We know that certain pesticides are linked to breast cancer risk, so we recommend eating organic food whenever possible. Read more on pesticides here.


2 tsp olive oil

1 onion – peeled and chopped

2 garlic cloves – peeled and crushed

1 carrot – diced

400g organic turkey mince

2 tbsp tomato puree

400g tin chopped tomatoes

1tsp herbes de Provence

400 ml chicken stock

100g spinach leaves

350g wholemeal pasta

Cracked black pepper


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, and fry for 5-10 minutes until softened.
  • Add the turkey mince, breaking up any lumps with a spoon, and cook until browned all over.
  • Stir in the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, and dried herbs.
  • Add the stock, and simmer uncovered on low heat for around 20 minutes.
  • 5 minutes before the end of cooking time, add the spinach.
  • In the meantime, cook the wholemeal pasta according to pack directions. Drain and divide into 4 bowls.
  • Top the pasta with the Bolognese sauce and cracked black pepper.

Why this is good for you  

Leeks are non-starchy vegetables. A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can help reduce breast cancer risk, and non-starchy vegetables may also decrease the risk of oestrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer.

Enjoyed this wholemeal turkey bolognese recipe and are craving more like this? Breast Cancer UK’s brand new recipe e-book is out now! Download (for free) ‘Organic Flavours’ today. What are you waiting for? Get cooking. 

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