Ground Turkey with Broccoli Pasta

Ground Turkey with Broccoli Pasta

January 6, 2020


  • 1 box spiral pasta (12-16 oz box)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 16 -20 ounces ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 8 ounces broccoli florets (cut to be bite-sized)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the broccoli.
  2. Drain the broccoli and pasta and return to the pot. Cover and set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat.
  4. Add the turkey, paprika, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt.
  5. Break the turkey into pieces, while cooking until browned. (see notes)
  6. Add the turkey mixture, the remaining olive oil, and the fresh basil to the pasta pot
  7. Mix until combined.
  8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese when serving (or mix in just prior to serving).

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