butternut squash turkey bolognese


A pasta recipe that is incredibly flavorful, yet light on Points, this Butternut Squash Bolognese is divine. Using the jarred pasta sauce makes it super easy, yet the cooked ground turkey adds some heartiness and a homemade taste to it.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 382 kcal


  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 12 oz whole wheat pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 10 -12 basil leaves (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups jarred Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, spray a large, nonstick skillet with an olive oil mister or non-fat cooking spray and set over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, and sauté until they begin to soften and onions become translucent, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add in ground turkey, paprika, salt and pepper, and break up with a wooden spoon, while cooking. Cook until just browned.

  4. Pour in pasta sauce, cover and let cook on low until pasta sauce is heated through and hot. Stir in basil.

  5. Remove from heat, and toss with cooked pasta.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings

Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups

Each serving = 8 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 219mg 9%
Potassium 253mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 50.7g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6.3g 25%
Sugars 6.3g
Protein 21.9g 44%
Calcium 5%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.