This easy pasta recipe is a weeknight dinner lifesaver. While shelf-stable pesto will work here, we prefer the fresh flavor and more vibrant color of refrigerated pesto. Look for it in the refrigerated section of your supermarket, near the fresh pasta and marinara sauce.

Hilary Meyer
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2020


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta; cook for 3 minutes less than package directions. Add broccoli and continue cooking until the pasta is tender and the broccoli is tender-crisp, about 3 minutes more. Drain and return the pasta and broccoli to the pot.

  • Stir in turkey (or chicken), tomatoes, pesto, lemon juice, and salt. Divide among 4 plates and top each serving with Parmesan and pepper, if using.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; protein 29.8g 60% DV; carbohydrates 36.7g 12% DV; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 7.7g; fat 18.1g 28% DV; saturated fat 6g 30% DV; cholesterol 96.3mg 32% DV; vitamin a iu 2791.2IU 56% DV; vitamin c 90.8mg 151% DV; folate 73.6mcg 18% DV; calcium 143.7mg 14% DV; iron 3.4mg 19% DV; magnesium 94.5mg 34% DV; potassium 896.8mg 25% DV; sodium 655.4mg 26% DV.