Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Healthy Dinner, Pasta With Ground Turkey and Broccoli

I have to confess that I haven't had much luck staying away from all the holiday goodies lately.

I've been making cupcakes, and cookies and fudge lately, and sampling everyone else's yummy food and treats, and I'm beginning to feel the effects.

I need to bring in some healthy eating during the holidays, and not just indulge in heavy holiday meals.
This great tasting recipe for Pasta With Ground Turkey and Broccoli is just what I need to eat better and feel better. It's easy to put together, and the ground turkey is readily available at your grocery store.

I first published this on Popcorn and Pearls, but it's delicious enough to share it here, and I'll be making this again tonight.


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.

Serves 4.


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