Change the flavor of this family classic simply by substituting a different sauce, such as puttanesca or roasted vegetable. Like most pasta dishes, this is wonderful with the addition of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided)
1 yellow onion (diced)
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 pound ground turkey
1 jar (25-ounce) roasted garlic marinara sauce (or your favorite flavor)
8 ounces quinoa or other whole-grain pasta spirals
Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet with lid over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes. Add fennel and stir 1 minute more. Add turkey and sauté until almost cooked through, breaking up clumps. Add marinara sauce and simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil. Add pasta and cook al dente, 7–10 minutes (or per package instructions). Drain, mix into sauce, and serve immediately.
Recipe Additional Notes:
PER SERVING: 409 cal, 22g fat (10g mono, 6g poly, 5g sat), 93mg chol, 32g protein, 68g carb, 11g fiber, 161mg sodium
Fri, 2011-08-26 19:24