Love Pasta
Christy Carlson Romano is making a tasty Italian dish perfect to serve on Valentine’s Day.
Love Pasta
Seasonal Event:
Valentine's Day

Pasta in Turkey Bolognese Sauce:

  • 1 box Rotini (or heart shaped pasta for Valentine’s Day)
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey meat
  • 2 tsps. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ white onion
  • 4 Beefsteak tomatoes, cubed
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ cup water
  • Sugar to taste


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, make Bolognese: In a large skillet or pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, mix ground turkey with Italian seasoning; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add ground turkey to garlic and onion; cook until no longer pink, 5 minutes more.
  5. Turn down heat and add cubed tomatoes and ½ cup of water, let stew for 20 minutes.
  6. After 5 minutes, start layering in the Parmesan cheese, mixing frequently, adding water if needed to keep the mixture moist. Stir in sugar to taste.
  7. Toss with pasta.
  8. Serve, adding Parmesan on top. Serve with rustic bread or garlic bread.