Wilted Spinach With Turkey Bolognese

fresh sauted spinach on a pan
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Spinach with turkey bolognese is about as simple and cheap as a healthy dinner gets.



“The turkey sauce is a great source of protein that helps to build and maintain strong muscles while also burning fat,” says New York-based nutritionist Brigitte Zeitlin, R.D., owner of BZ Nutrition. “Plus, it’s a good source of the amino acid tryptophan, which helps boost our melatonin levels (the sleep hormone) helping you get the quality Z’s you need.”

And you may notice this is a pasta-free bolognese: We’re upping the nutrition factor by swapping the starch for greens, Zeitlin adds.

Price per serving: $5.29

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Prep time

2 min.

Cook time

5 min.

  • Trader Joe’s Turkey Bolognese sauce (or any alternative brand)
  • 8 to 10 ounces chopped, frozen spinach
  • Fresh, cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
In a saucepan, heat 1 cup of pre-made Turkey Bolognese sauce over medium heat.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute frozen spinach. After warmed, drain if needed.
Once sauce comes to a boil, place spinach on a plate and top with sauce. Gently toss to combine.
Add fresh cracked black pepper and red pepper flakes if desired for heat.