Thursday, March 21, 2013
Simple Suppers - Pasta With Turkey and Broccoli
In the past few months I have been cooking dishes that include ground turkey in the recipe. The fact that it tastes great and is so much healthier for you than ground beef, is what motivates me to keep plenty in the freezer for easy and delicious meals.
This quick Pasta With Turkey and Broccoli is healthy and really tastes great. You can change the pasta to a different shape if you prefer, and make it even healthier if you use wheat pasta.
3/4 pound penne pasta
2 cups broccoli florets
1 pound ground turkey
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Add the broccoli during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and return the pasta and broccoli to the pot.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey, onions, garlic, crushed red pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until browned. Season with salt and pepper.
Toss the turkey mixture with the pasta and broccoli, add the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil, and stir.