Italian-Style Turkey & Penne Skillet

Italian-Style Turkey & Penne Skillet

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This delicious one-skillet pasta meal-for-two is ready in just 35 minutes! Turkey—seasoned with a spicy Italian-seasoning blend—is served with tomoto sauce and wilted spinach over multi-grain pasta.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 8 ounces uncooked lean ground turkey breast
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 ounces multi-grain penne pasta (about ⅔ cup)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach (5 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese


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  1. In a small bowl, combine Italian seasoning, paprika, black pepper and crushed red pepper. In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey, seasoning mixture and garlic; use a wooden spoon or your clean hands to mix well.
  2. Coat an extra-large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey mixture and onion; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until browned, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Remove from skillet; cover and keep warm.
  3. Add the water to the same skillet; bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Add pasta; cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving ½ cup of the cooking liquid. Return pasta and the reserved cooking liquid to the skillet; stir in tomato sauce, salt and cooked turkey. Heat through. Remove from heat; stir in spinach. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 cups
  • Per serving: 329 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 8 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 39 g protein; 50 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 578 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, 2 vegetable, 1½ starch

Reviews 1

March 06, 2019
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By: Mimi
Made this, added extra Tomato sauce and water for double pasta, made 4 meals for us. Very tasty quick meal
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