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Creamy Turkey Pasta Primavera

10
Point(s)
Total Time
35 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Think of this easy meal as a cross between two beloved dishes: pasta with meat sauce and pasta primavera. It contains ground turkey and marinara for classic red sauce vibes, as well as fresh vegetables and cream cheese for primavera flair. We opt for a package of fresh, precut mixed vegetables—a smart way to include three vegetables in one simple ingredient.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Mixed non- starchy vegetables

12 oz, broccoli, cauliflower, and baby carrots

Uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

8 oz

Jarred fat-free marinara sauce

1½ cup(s)

Uncooked fusilli

6 oz

Kosher salt

1 tsp(s)

Black pepper

½ tsp(s)

Neufchâtel cheese

2 oz, softened

Instructions

  1. Cut the baby carrots in half lengthwise. Cut the broccoli and cauliflower into small florets.
  2. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat the pan over medium-high. Add the turkey to the pan; cook until browned, stirring frequently to crumble, about 5 minutes. Stir in 2 cups water, marinara sauce, and carrots; bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium; cook, uncovered, until the pasta is almost al dente, stirring frequently, about 12 minutes.
  3. Stir in ½ cup water, broccoli, and cauliflower. Cover and cook until the pasta is al dente and the vegetables are crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat; stir in the cheese.
  4. Serving size: 1 ¾ cups