Monday, April 9, 2012
Whole Grain Pasta with Turkey and Spinach Ragu
This is a relatively new recipe for me but one that I am really loving. It is super healthy but still tastes hearty and delicious!
It makes great leftovers too! Enjoy!!
3 cups whole grain pasta, such as Barilla or Ronzoni (use you favorite shape, I used bowties)
Cooking spray (such as PAM)
1lb extra lean ground turkey, 99% fat free
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 small onion
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 cup of chopped portabella mushrooms
1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 bag of baby spinach
1 jar of favorite marinara or spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large pot of water over medium high. Once it starts to boil, add some salt and the pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions.
Heat a large saute pan over medium heat and spray generously with cooking spray.
Once pan is hot, add onion, bell pepper and saute for approximately 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey, garlic and Italian seasonings. Continue to saute until turkey is no longer pink and cooked through.
Add chopped mushrooms, spinach and sauce. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Once pasta and turkey sauce are both cooked, combine and garnish with Parmesan cheese.