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Best Stovetop Ground Turkey with Pasta

Stovetop Ground Turkey with Pasta

Stovetop Ground Turkey with Pasta is a quick and easy meal that is perfect for busy weeknights. This dish has lean ground turkey, pasta, and your favorite vegetables. It is a healthy and flavorful meal that the whole family will enjoy.

This recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to your liking. You can add different vegetables, such as onions, peppers, or mushrooms. You can also add different seasonings, such as Italian seasoning, garlic powder, or onion powder.

This dish is also a great way to use up leftover vegetables. If you have any vegetables that are about to go bad, you can add them to this dish. This is a great way to reduce food waste and save money.

This recipe is a delicious and healthy meal for the whole family. It is a quick and easy meal that is perfect for busy weeknights.

Cooking the Meat

Ground turkey is very flavorful when fresh and dried spices are mixed in. It is almost impossible not to have a delicious meal. This is not your typical meat dish with only salt, pepper, and garlic. One ingredient that is a secret that I’d like to share with you that goes well with ground turkey is allspice.

Stovetop Ground Turkey with Pasta

Allspice is one of the most important ingredients in Caribbean cuisine. It is a spice that is the dried unripe fruit (“berries”) of Pimenta dioica, a mid-canopy tree to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, now cultivated in many warm parts of the world. (Wikipedia, 2013) This spice is so versatile that it is used in desserts as well. Be careful when using it because it has a strong flavor.

When buying Ground Turkey is has been advised by the FDA to 1) choose meaningful labels while shopping for turkey; 2) buy turkey labeled “organic” or “no antibiotics,” especially if it also has a “USDA Process Verified” label, which means that the agency has confirmed that the producer is doing what it says; 3) Consider other labels, such as “animal welfare approved” and “certified humane,” which meant that antibiotics were restricted to the sick animal only; 4) Be aware that “natural” meat is minimally processed, with no artificial ingredients or added color. It can come from an animal that eats antibiotics daily.

How long does ground turkey take to cook on the stove?

round turkey is a lean and healthy alternative to ground beef, and it can be used in various dishes. However, it is important to cook ground turkey properly to avoid foodborne illness.

Ground turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This can be done in a skillet on the stovetop or in the oven.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat to cook ground turkey in a skillet on the stovetop. Add a tablespoon of oil to the skillet and swirl to coat. Add the ground turkey to the skillet and mix it with a spatula. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the turkey is browned and cooked through.

Once the ground turkey is cooked, it can be used in various dishes, such as tacos, chili, and lasagna.

3 Reasons why you should buy a whole turkey

Here are some tips for cooking ground turkey:

  • Use a large skillet so the ground turkey has room to brown evenly.
  • Break up the ground turkey with a spatula as it cooks to prevent it from clumping together.
  • Cook the ground turkey until it is browned and cooked through.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the ground turkey.
  • Do not overcook the ground turkey, making it dry and tough.

Ground turkey is a versatile and healthy ingredient that can be used in various dishes. By following these tips, you can cook a ground turkey perfectly every time.

Here are some additional tips for cooking ground turkey:

  • Add some chopped onions and garlic to the skillet with the ground turkey. This will add flavor and depth to the dish.
  • Season the ground turkey with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs and spices.
  • If you use ground turkey in a dish that will be cooked for a long time, such as chili or lasagna, you can brown the ground turkey and add it later.

With a little creativity, you can use ground turkey to create various delicious and healthy meals.

If you want to try to make this dish, try not to substitute any of the spices because turkey meat, in general, can be very bland. The meat needs spices, and the ingredients will surely wake up your palette and make the pasta noodles taste wonderful.

Notes and Tips

  • Ground turkey can also be used in various breakfast dishes, such as burritos and omelets.
  • Use lean ground turkey for a healthier meal.
  • Brown the ground turkey before adding the vegetables. This will help to develop the flavor of the dish.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet with the sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately, topped with Parmesan cheese or Asiago cheese for a stronger cheese flavor.
  • You can add different vegetables to this dish, such as mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant.
  • You can add different seasonings, such as Italian seasoning or NouBess Garlic and Herb seasoning,
  • If you have any leftover vegetables, you can add them to this dish.
  • This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated.
  • This dish is also a great way to use up leftover pasta.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes for a spicier dish.
  • Add a teaspoon of dried basil or oregano for a more flavorful dish.
  • Add a cup of heavy cream or half-and-half to the sauce for a creamier dish.
  • Use whole-wheat pasta or low-fat or fat-free dairy products for a healthier dish.
Stovetop Ground Turkey with Pasta

Enjoy this dish with your favorite pasta noodles and salad.

Stovetop Ground Turkey with Pasta

Stovetop Ground Turkey with Pasta

Stovetop Ground Turkey with Pasta can be made with any types of pasta noodles. The cooked ground turkey can also be served over rice.
4.34 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 6
Calories 419 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Diced Tomatoes
  • Few drops of hot sauce
  • 1 lb Pasta Ziti, Gemilli or Campagnelle or short pasta of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Heat up a large skillet on medium high heat, add olive oil and ground turkey. Break chunks of meat and stirring occasionally cook turkey until all the juice has been released and completely gone – about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic, allspice, black pepper, and sea salt and let cook for about 2 minutes. Add ketchup, lime juice, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Stir to incorporate all ingredients and cover to cook on low heat for about 10 – 12 minutes. Add hot sauce if using. Check to make sure that meat is fully cooked with pasta. Serve immediately

Notes

Stovetop Ground Turkey with Pasta can be made with any type of noodles. The cooked ground turkey can also be served over rice.
  • Ground turkey can also be used in various breakfast dishes, such as burritos and omelets.
  • Use lean ground turkey for a healthier meal.
  • Brown the ground turkey before adding the vegetables. This will help to develop the flavor of the dish.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet with the sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately, topped with Parmesan cheese or Asiago cheese for a stronger cheese flavor.
  • You can add different vegetables to this dish, such as mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant.
  • You can add different seasonings, such as Italian seasoning or NouBess Garlic and Herb seasoning,
  • If you have any leftover vegetables, you can add them to this dish.
  • This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated.
  • This dish is also a great way to use up leftover pasta.
  • Add a pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes for a spicier dish.
  • Add a teaspoon of dried basil or oregano for a more flavorful dish.
  • Add a cup of heavy cream or half-and-half to the sauce for a creamier dish.
  • Use whole-wheat pasta or low-fat or fat-free dairy products for a healthier dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 28gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 338mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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3 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    This was good and quick. I was going to make an old stand-by tonight but had no onions, and found this instead. It was just right and I even had all the ingredients. It was definitely a change from our normal flavors. I was lazy and just added a whole can (14-oz) of diced tomatoes and skipped the 2 Tbsp tomato sauce. I used half pound of gluten-free elbows since that was what I had on hand, and it seemed like plenty of pasta for the amount of sauce.

    1. Hello, Sodakeric. Thanks for your comment. I actually fixed the recipe. You will need to cook the pasta separately (according to the instructions on the packaging.). Thanks again and happy cooking.

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