Zesty Lemon Turkey with Pasta Recipe

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Here's a main dish recipe you'll want to keep handy year-round. It's elegant enough for Christmas get-togethers but easy enough for any weeknight. —Stephanie Decker, Happy Valley, OR
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce, optional
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Hot cooked wide egg noodles


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey, onion and red pepper; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up turkey into crumbles; drain.
  2. Stir in spinach, garlic and seasonings; cook 1-2 minutes longer. In a small bowl, combine broth, lemon peel, lemon juice, sugar and, if desired, soy sauce; pour over turkey mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 6-8 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream. Serve with noodles. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Lemon Cream Turkey Pasta in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p143

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