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This lightened-up Bolognese sauce gives you all the comfort with half the guilt

Casey Barber

Italian Bolognese sauce is classic for a good reason—it's rich and comforting, thanks to a long and slow simmer time with a bunch of ground beef, pork, veal, and sometimes even more meats for good measure! But a good Bolognese doesn't always require a full day's attention. This version cuts the cook time and the calorie count, but doesn't lose any of that rib-sticking, slow-simmered flavor. Using ground turkey in place of pork or veal keeps things light, and tomato paste adds surprisingly meaty richness. The end result? A pasta sauce that's as tasty as it is practical. Make a batch for a crowd or freeze half the sauce for warm dinners all fall and winter.

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