Pasta Italiano

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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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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!


    • 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


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

TAGS:  Poultry |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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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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    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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    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