Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Ragu

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Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Ragu
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Slow Cooker Turkey Ragu Recipe – This slow cooker ground turkey ragu is the perfect comfort food for a chilly evening. The combination of ground turkey and spices simmers in the slow cooker to create a rich and flavorful sauce that is perfect over pasta, rice, zucchini noodles, or even mashed potatoes. This recipe is easy to make and requires minimal prep work – made with lean ground turkey, tomato, onions, carrots, and celery. You’ll be glad you chose this slow-cooker turkey ragu recipe to warm up your family’s dinner. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the slow cooker ground turkey ragu recipe

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Crockpot turkey ragu recipe

This slow-cooker turkey ragu is a delicious and easy dinner recipe with just a few simple ingredients. You can set it and forget it to enjoy a deliciously flavorful Italian-inspired dinner. Turkey is the perfect leaner counterpart to the classic beef ragu, and you won‘t be able to resist the delicious aromas that will fill your home as this slow-cooker turkey ragu simmers away!

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1. To make the slow cooker turkey ragu: In a large skillet over high heat, brown the ground turkey in one tablespoon of olive oil and season with 3/4 teaspoon salt. Cook the turkey meat, breaking it into smaller pieces with your spoon until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the cooked ground turkey to the slow cooker.

2. Add two teaspoons of olive oil to the same skillet. Add onions, celery, carrots, and sauté on medium-low for about 3 to 4 minutes, until soft. Transfer the cooked vegetables to the slow cooker, add the crushed tomatoes and bay leaves, cover, and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

3. When the turkey meat sauce is ready, discard bay leaves. Serve the slow cooker turkey ragu over your favorite pasta, rice, or couscous. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the slow cooker ground turkey ragu

  • You can skip the browning step for the meat and veggies, but we find that it adds a great depth of flavor.
  • If the sauce gets too thick while cooking, add a little water or chicken broth.

How to serve the slow cooker ground turkey ragu

We would be tempted to say “pasta all the way!” but this slow-cooked ragu made with turkey can take advantage of a side of rice, couscous, quinoa, or even cauliflower rice. Sprinkle some fresh chopped parsley or basil and parmesan on top.

How to keep the Crockpot turkey ragu leftovers

You can keep any crockpot turkey ragu leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days in your refrigerator. Reheat gently in the microwave or a saucepan with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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