Turkey Pasta Primavera

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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.


  • 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 fat-free 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 333 calories, 8g fat (0 saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.