Thursday, September 27, 2012

Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta with Veggies

Last night was another one of those days... that ran into night and before I knew it - it was 6pm. Earlier in the day I had my wits about me long enough to set out some ground turkey from my freezer... Having no idea what for, I just did. Well, there I was with 35 minutes until we were off again. this is what we ended up with, another creation prepared all in less than 30 min. BAM! And we all loved it!

1 pkg noodles of choice

3 C prepared spaghetti sauce (- I really like Kirkland brand from Costco - it is a great base with good "real" flavor)
1 C cream or 1/2 & 1/2
( OR 3 to 1 ratio)

1 lb ground turkey (or 1/2lb  turkey 1 C quinoa*)
1 small zucchini - sliced and quartered
1 small yellow squash - sliced and quartered
1 medium onion - sliced and wedged
1 C parmasean cheese
1 tsp seasoning/or garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Boil water. Add noodles and boil until tender. While noodles are cooking,
brown turkey, drain and set aside.  Use that same pan, drizzle olive oil and saute onion, zucchini and squash on high until slightly tender and toasted. Remove from pan and set aside. Pour sauce and cream into pan and let simmer. Then add meat, (previously prepared*) quinoa, veggies and Parmesan cheese. Toss together and pour over noodles or dump it all in one big dish and stir.

* Quinoa - you can make up 5-6 cup in advance and put in the freezer. Pull it out when ever you want to add great nutrition or protein to any meal! 1 Cup added to anything makes it better for you.


Unknown said...

Thank you for posting the Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta with Veggies recipe.
I’ve been looking for this recipe since forever! LOL
I’d like to invite you to submit the pictures of your Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta with Veggies to so other chefs can make the same creation.
You know it’s fun to make others hungry.
Can’t wait for your recipe.

Kristi said...

Lady I love that you are posting recipes!!!!! I love your food :) love you lady.