Thursday, May 19, 2011

Healthy Turkey Spiral Skillet

This makes about 8 servings - 3 out of 4 kids loved it.  The other one helped make it - so knew about the veggies ... had she not seen the veggies, she probably would have loved it too !

1 box spiral pasta (healthier if you use whole wheat)
1 lb extra lean ground turkey
1 orange pepper, chopped
1 cup fresh mushrooms sliced
1 onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
14 1/2 ounce can of Italian stewed tomatoes (do not drain)
14 ounce jar of spaghetti sauce
dash of pepper
2 1/4 can of sliced olives (these you do drain)
fresh grated Parm cheese

Pretty simple really - cook the pasta, in another pot cook the turkey, orange pepper, mushrooms, onion and garlic all together until the turkey is done (no more pink).  Drain.  Add the tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and pepper and bring to a boil.  Simmer, uncovered for 10-15 minutes, then add the drained pasta into the same pot along with the olives.  Once it's heated through, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

1 1/2 cups is a serving - about 350 calories, 5 gm fat (only 1 gm. sat fat) 25 mg cholesterol, 542 mg sodium, 53 g carbs, 9 g fiber (if you use whole wheat pasta) and 26 g protein.

This recipe was adopted from one found in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking magazine.

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