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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

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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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was so good and easy! I added some eggplant from my garden and a little garlic and onion powder. I will be making this again! - 7/28/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was an easy way to prepare a healthy meal that everyone liked. One pot cooking is fast and easy clean up. The flavour was mild and simple. Comfort food! - 7/28/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I know most people don't like bland, but I can only tolerate bland foods and this one was PERFECT. Thank you so much for submitting this recipe. - 7/27/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've made this reicpe before but I use Italian sausage instead of ground turket and I add zuchini rather than cauliflower. I know the sauage has more calories than the turkey, but with Italian seasonings, it's a really good dish!! - 7/27/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Dish was very tasty. It had a very light flavor, not too overpowering. My husband added a bit of parmasean. I didn't really dig on the cauliflower, but I think adding more broccoli could have helped. We cook "cooking light" recipes all the time and it was definitely in the same category. - 3/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Some of the previous reviews are really harsh! This is actually really good. I added garlic, mushrooms, and minced onions....and i also left out the bell pepper as I didn't have any...AND (yeah i know...) I used italian turkey sausage instead of just ground turkey... but all in all...it's hearty! - 2/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a fan of cauliflower, but I used it in this dish and I enjoyed it a lot. I added one minced clove of garlic and a tablespoon of fresh rosemary. I also used ground pork instead of poultry. - 1/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used 1 lb ground chicken (instead of 1/2 lb ground
    turkey). And I added mushrooms. My family rated it a winner! - 1/25/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this dish last night for dinner, after reading the rating s and commet I did make a few changes, I used red peppers and added one onion and a clove of gralic, next time I think I will try half paprika and half chili powder. My husband enjoyed it as well - 8/11/07

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  • Bad
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I didn't like this. I will definitely add garlic and onions if I make it again, and leave out the cauliflower. I had to put a lot of cheese on it to give it some flavor besides the bitterness of the green peppers (my husband likes them). I would definitely use red/yellow peppers instead next time - 8/1/07

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  • O.K.
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this was a good recipe, don't care to much for whole wheat pasta I will substitue and see how it is. - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added the trinity to it as well as lots of garlic and salt substitute turned out good then - 2/15/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent and easy! Good intro to whole wheat pasta for me... - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I cooked this tonight and it was fantastic! - 1/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love pasta and this recipe is a good one. Thank you for sharing. - 1/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make this with lean ground beef. After I cook the beef I rinse the ground beef under cold water to remove the extra fat then addit back to the recipe. - 1/23/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe! Here are my taste tweaks: I added 2 packets of Sweet N Low. It doesn't make it sweet, it just cuts the acidity of the tomatoes. I also added chili powder and some salt. I microwaved a bag of mixed vegies and dumped them in near the end of cooking. So easy and Delish! - 8/5/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent flavors and texture! Colorful, too! - 4/7/08

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this--added onion, red bell pepper and left out the cauliflower. It was still kind of bland, and not my husband's favorite. I might make it again on a night when he wouldn't be home, though. - 2/4/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a great easy dish; It also freezes' I like one dishmeals!! - 1/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Low fat filling healthy meal GREAT! - 1/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought it had a lot of flavor. I used green and red peppers. Due to circumstances though I didn't get to add the broccoli or cauliflower in time to steam. I put it on the side instead. Next time I'll try it the "right" way. - 8/5/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What a wonderful, delicious way to get extra veggies into your day! (I added extra veggies) Yummy too! Thanks for sharing! - 7/31/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This looks yummy,will definately be making it! - 7/31/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy yummy yummy - 7/31/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was good. I left out the peppers but added mushrooms. My family does not like peppers. It was good. - 1/23/08

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is bland, but all it needs is some herbs and spices that are like 0 calories, and it will be fabulous! Try Mrs Dash, or play around with your own seasonings. - 7/29/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good and will try but use some of the suggestions to add garlic which I love - 7/28/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very bland if made as it is. I left out the green peppers and added some basil. Should have added garlic too. And I used ground round instead of turkey. But it didn't help. It was ok, but no one went for seconds. - 2/12/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Quick and easy. Let the pasta cook a bit longer because it's wheat. I also used less turkey and no paprika (allergic) - 1/23/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Making it tonight for the second time my family liked it quick and easy but add some garlic to it. - 3/16/07

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  • Loved the taste of this after adding a wider variety of italian-themed spices/herbs! Will try adding minced garlic and onions next time. Also, I reduced cooking time by 15 minutes and just added a small salad on the side. - 1/18/12

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  • Served this to my sister and her husband. They both loved it. I added zucchini instead of broccoli - spiced it up with garlic, onions, and Italian seasoning. Very easy to prepare. Quick. - 1/15/12

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  • This was delicious! Altered recipe per the other comments. Perfect pre-running group meal! - 7/26/11

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  • Made some adjustments to the recipe based on tastes and other's comments. Added garlic & onion, used mushrooms instead of cauliflower. It was awesome! - 3/10/11

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  • sounds good. I'll have to try it! - 10/30/10

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  • Loved next time I am going to try it with chicken! :) - 10/28/10

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  • a great way to get kids to eat wheat pasta . am still trying to get my daughter to eat this type of pasta but no luck . she is 49x. good love it myself / huuby also . - 10/28/10

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  • love this, it is easy and good, ummm. - 10/28/10

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  • GGMOM needs a chill pill.. LORDY!! - 10/28/10

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  • I've tried this before with a few adjustments. Very Good! - 10/28/10

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  • Good with mushrooms. - 10/28/10

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  • I added garlic---- but I do like it-Thanks! - 10/28/10

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  • I will give it a try - 10/28/10

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  • A very good meal for the calories. - 9/22/10

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  • I added garlic,oregano and onion. It was delicious! Thanks - 8/2/10

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  • I have never tried it, maybe one day when my hands are better I can try making it. - 7/31/10

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  • This was pretty good. I normally don't like spicy anything, this was great. I didn't use cauliflower, I used broccoli and zucchini. The only change I would make is to add the peppers when I added the rest of the veggies. - 7/31/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    AGAIN! If you don't like it, just don't even comment. We can all try it and if we don't like it so what, there enough people who do for comments. Nothing "good" to say then say nothing. - 7/31/10

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  • HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET, BUT IT SOUNDS VERY TEMPTING - 7/31/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would try this....... - 7/31/10

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  • Sounds like a home made Hamburger Helper. - 7/31/10

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  • Sounds delish. This one is going on my menu this week. - 7/8/10

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  • It was alright, just really bland & boring. I love whole wheat pasta, and from all the reviews I thought this would be great, but I am really disappointed! - 1/21/10

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  • This was delicious, I added mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, summer squash, onions, red and yellow peppers for that added veggies for the day. Thank you!!!1 - 8/4/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This has a bunch of my favorites can't wait to make this weekend. - 7/31/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have to agree with the previous "poster", no way would I ever make a ground meat recipe without onions and at least a little garlic. - 7/31/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this sounds yummy - 7/31/09

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  • Great - 7/31/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds yummy. I can't wait to try it - 5/31/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will try this one tonight... thank you - 3/26/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great ... how big is a serving? - 1/30/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How big is a serving? - 1/27/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good!! i cant wait to try it, however I am going to add garlic like another person did. - 1/24/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved the recipe, however I omitted the cauliflower not my favourite veggie. - 1/24/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow! this must be a great recipe with all the postings.
    I'm going to try it. - 1/23/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We are trying to eat healthier and this sounds perfect. I'm trying it tonight - 1/23/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to give this a try soon. I might take one persons suggestion, and use zucchini and mushrooms in place of the broccoli and cauliflower. I'll come back and post again after I've made this. - 1/23/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I Love using wholt wheat pasta and ground turkey sounds like a winner - 1/23/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love Italian food and this is a real healthy and asty recipe - 1/23/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds like a good way to use ground turkey which is better for you than beef. Will give it a try - 1/23/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this recipe, I even have all the ingredients so I don't have to go shopping! - 10/29/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made a similar meal with ground beef. I will surely try this with turkey. - 10/27/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. I will put in some extra spices as well. - 10/27/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait! - 10/27/08

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