Eastern Mediterranean Bolognese

This tasty pasta dish brings a classic meat sauce of Italy together with the exotic spices and authentic flavors of Turkey’s traditional manti dumplings. Spooned over tender cavatelli pasta, Eastern Mediterranean Bolognese is topped with a cool yogurt sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh mint.

Serves: 8
20 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add meat loaf mix, onion, tomato paste, paprika, dried mint and red pepper; cook and stir 7 to 8 minutes or until meat is browned. Add stock; simmer 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.

  • Mix cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh mint in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste; set aside. Mix yogurt, water and garlic with whisk until well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Serve bolognese over cavatelli. Top with yogurt sauce and cucumber tomato mixture.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 505Calories: 505Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Sodium: 198mgProtein: 27g
  • Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 4gCarbohydrate: 70g