Weekly Meal Prep on a Budget: Turkey Bolognese

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Grocery List:

  • 1-lb Ground Turkey — $5.00
  • 1 Jar Marinara Sauce — $2.00
  • 2 Whole Carrots — $1.00
  • 1 Zucchini — $1.00
  • Banza Pasta — $3.00
  • Olive Oil — $0.00
  • Garlic Powder — $0.00
  • Italian Seasoning — $0.00
  • Salt — $0.00
  • Pepper — $0.00

Prep Method:

  1. Grate carrots and half of the zucchini (full one if it’s a small zucchini) using the side of a box grater with the smallest holes.
  2. Place a tablespoon of olive oil in a pot on medium heat. Add the grated veggies, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Simultaneously, bring a pot of water to boil, and cook the banza pasta — I found 9 minutes is perfect for the chewy al-dente texture!
  4. After 5 minutes, add ground turkey. Season with a pinch of italian seasoning.
  5. Add jar of marinara sauce, and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium, and stir in a teaspoon of garlic powder.
  6. Combine 1/2 cup of banza pasta with a cup of sauce and serve!

Here’s my bolognese!

Grated smoked gouda on top, and used a different type of dry pasta for this meal because I had a couple of servings left.

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