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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 178.0
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.9 mg
  • Sodium: 427.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 12.8 g

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Pasta Italiano


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Introduction

If you've never tried whole wheat pasta, this is the dish that will make you switch to it! If you've never tried whole wheat pasta, this is the dish that will make you switch to it!

Ingredients

    • 1/2 lb. lean ground turkey
    • 1 bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) crushed tomatoes
    • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) vegetable stock
    • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat pasta
    • 2 cups broccoli florettes
    • 1 cup cauliflower florettes

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Directions

1. Crumble ground turkey into skillet. Brown over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pepper strips and paprika, cook for 2 more minutes.

2. Add crushed tomatoes, broth, and pasta to the skillet. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, over, and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Remove lid (be careful, the skillet and steam are hot!) and arrange broccoli and cauliflower over the pasta. Replace lid and cook for 10 more minutes.

Serves 6.

Reprinted with permission by Public Health Seattle & King County





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  • 33 of 34 people found this review helpful
    Just a note to let everyone know after reading all the postings. Walmart sells 1lb rolls of italian seasoned ground turkey and also taco seasoned turkey that are really good and cheaper then the regular rolls of ground turkey. It alleviates having to put in some of the other seasonings - 7/31/09

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  • Good
    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I added garlic and minced onion while browning the ground turkey, and basil and oregano once I added the crushed tomatoes. I'm thinking zucchini and mushrooms might be an alternative to cauliflower and broccoli that would meld better with the other flavors. - 10/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome, a little bland, but with some added garlic and onions...YUMMY! - 3/19/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight and it was very good. I added a few more Italian spices, used chicken broth and extra lean ground veal because that's' what I had on hand. The rest of the family liked it too. It was easy and tasty, I would make it again. - 1/24/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I used low-sodium chicken broth and low-sodium diced tomatoes, and added garlic, onions, basil, and zucchini to the recipe. I think as is it would be pretty bland, but it's a great starting point and super easy to jazz up! - 1/23/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Good with the garlic added. - 8/23/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was wonderful! It made so much more than I was expecting for some reason. I hope a cup was a serving. That's what I ate. There still was a ton left! I'd like to try it again with chicken and chicken broth. Bet it would be great that way too! - 1/31/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Quick and easy to make. My whole family loved it. - 1/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I added garlic. Great recipe. - 10/27/08

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    We liked this, but as others have commented, thought it needed garlic. It is a great one-dish meal and could easily be adapted to suit a family's tastes by using different vegetables and/or spices. We'll definitely make this again. - 1/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Made it for a party and everyone loved it! Makes great leftovers as well! - 3/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was very easy to make and tasted great, served with a garden salad. My husband even had seconds, and he is not a pasta lover. - 3/7/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I added mushrooms, garlic salt, Italian seasoning and onion flakes. It was good. - 2/28/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    We made this replacing Firm Tofu for the ground turkey. After squeezing out the tofu with placed it in a pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the spices, 1/4 tsp oregeno, 1/4 basil and browned the tofu. It was the best. 1/2 Tsp salt because turkey has a salt content. - 2/14/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. I just added spices to my taste. Garlic and oregoneo and pepper. Wonderful - 1/23/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I added garlic to the ground turkey as it was browning. I didn't have crushed tomatoes. I added 1 can of diced tomatoes with juice along with 1 can of tomatoe soup. Also I didn't have vegetable broth so I used chicken stock. We sprinkled part skim mozzerella on top and it was a big hit! - 7/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely loved this! Will try different meats next time. Loved the whole wheat pasta! - 8/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added garlic, onions and zucchinni - 7/31/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Really good. Froze the leftovers in single serving containers. It was good for a quick meal. - 3/6/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this vegan by using half Lightlife Smart Ground,red bell pepper,roasted garlic,parsley,hot paprika and italian seasoning. I also used mushrooms and zucchini. - 1/25/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Needs more garilic! Italian isn't Italian with out a LOT of garlic. - 1/23/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    good job but you could also use very lean ground beef or ground sirloin for a better flavor - 1/23/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    just suggestions.If you don't like whole wheat pasta try whole grain.Add favorite herbs.Try smoked paprika.Chipolte powder adds a little smokey zing.
    Emeril's Turkey rub is a fine ground, blend of spices that I highly recomemd for all poultry dishes.what a nice find this product was....Chef Jim - 10/27/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We made this last night. We did the cauliflower and broccoli on the side, but added onion, garlic powder, more tomatoes,and some herbs. All liked it, my picky son ate 2 portions. Couldn't tell the pasta was whole wheat, it soaked up all the fluid! - 9/6/08

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was good and simple. I had to add some seasoning to add a little flavor for my husband, but he enjoyed it:) - 7/29/08

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