Monday, January 6, 2014

Pasta with Turkey and Broccoli

I am all about sharing easy and delicious meals!! I love cooking, but there are times when slowly sipping a red glass of vino, therapeutically chopping veggies and listening to veggies, just ain't happening folks.

Yesterday's conversation with the hubs:

Joe:  What's for dinner?
Me:  I figured I'd just make something with our ground turkey.
Joe: Hmm...I'll check out for something to make.
Me:  OK!!

Hours later, he comes home.  I asked him what he found on  "Oh, I got busy at work and didn't have time to look!  Let's sit and relax for a minute...[Brooke was still napping, and that made for a VERY hungry baby when she woke up. Like legit, wouldn't stop cranking out until she had food in her mouth.

So enter in this easy and yummy ground turkey and pasta dish.  I like to give credit, where credit is due.  I used this recipe as the base, and added my own little twists.

Original Recipe Here

My recipe:

1 box of pasta [I had bow ties}
1 lb organic ground turkey
1 lemon
1 crushed clove of garlic
1 bag of organic frozen broccoli
Seasoning: I used Tastefully Simple's Mama Mia {substitute whatever spices you like}
salt/pepper to taste
Freshly grated parm cheese to finish

Bring pot of water for pasta to a boil.

Heat a pan with EVOO and brown the ground turkey, adding the garlic and seasonings to taste.

You could steam fresh broccoli, but for times sake, I used the organic microwavable kind.

Cook pasta according to the package.

Stir broccoli into cooked turkey and squeeze fresh lemon juice onto it. 

When pasta is finished, toss the ground turkey and broccoli with it.  Season with a little salt/pepper and I used a little extra Basil flavored EVOO for added flavor.

Now, you could serve this over brown rice or whole wheat pasta; quite frankly I wanted good old fashioned pasta, pasta.

Grate some fresh Parm cheese on top for that extra boost of yumminess! Garnish with a lemon slice for that ooooo factor. haha

No one made a peep for a good 5 minutes as we thoroughly enjoyed this tasty dish! Italian hubby and hungry baby approved.  I will definitely make this again!


  1. Hmm...Brooke sounds like me when I get really hungry...haha

    Looks and sounds delicious! And probably something even I might be able to tackle! Thanks for passing it along, Jenn!

  2. i love ground turkey! i'll have to make this. thanks for the recipe!

  3. This looks SO yummy, as crazy as it sounds I have never tried ground turkey..think this is the perfect chance to give it a go. I also really love that you use freshly grated parm! YUMMY! Thanks for sharing! xo


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