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Turkey Pasta Primavera Recipe
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Turkey Pasta Primavera Recipe

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This is a fast, easy and satisfying recipe that uses a wide array of vegetables and leftover turkey. My kids will eat vegetables when they're in a sauce, so I'm always on the lookout for a new way to serve them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fettuccine or spaghetti
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 cups julienned cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with fat-free milk, reduced-fat cream cheese and turkey breast and without salt) equals 333 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 348 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; add broccoli, carrots and red pepper during the last 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, stir flour and milk until smooth. Add the cream cheese, onions and seasonings; bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes. Add turkey and Parmesan cheese; heat through. Drain pasta; toss with cheese sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Pasta Primavera in Country Extra March 1997, p49

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with fat-free milk, reduced-fat cream cheese and turkey breast and without salt) equals 333 calories, 8 g fat (0 saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 348 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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