Turkey and tomato cream bolognese

Dec 18, 2013 at 9:35 p.m. ET

There we were, Tuesday night and nothing to eat. Going out for dinner was not an option since we were too tired. There was only one thing left to do: pasta.

I had a small amount of rigatoni, a small amount of shells, some ground turkey and a jar of tomato basil sauce. (I usually steer clear of jarred tomato sauce but since we were on our last legs I wasn't going to fight the convenience.)

Being the foodie/meddler that I am, I couldn't just settle for the simplicity of the dish as it was.

I dug through the fridge and found it — the one ingredient that would take this dull Tuesday night dish to the next level: Boursin soft cheese spread.

I honestly don't know why this hadn't been thought of before. When I added the garlic and herb spread to the tomato and turkey mixture it gave the dish a rush of flavor in one simple scoop.

Enjoy! Just a dull ol' Tuesday night dish, dressed up a teensy-weensy bit.


  • 1 tray ground turkey
  • 1 jar tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup Boursin cheese spread
  • 2 cups pasta (whatever you have)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • 1 handful shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Add the pasta to boiling/salted water and cook until al dente
  2. Add the olive oil, onion and turkey to a large skillet and cook until the turkey is well done
  3. Add the tomato sauce and cheese spread and allow everything to melt together and come to a boil
  4. Toss the al dente pasta into the sauce and serve
  5. Top with a handful of shredded Parmesan cheese