Pasta with Kale and Ground Turkey Dinner

I’m not usually a big fan of turkey in my meals but this dinner is delicious and is a great healthy alternative to adding the regular chicken or beef to your meals.  Ground turkey is generally very lean and is a great source of protein.


pasta-kale-ground turkey

Total Time: 35 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 25 min.
Yield: 4 servings

6 oz. dry whole wheat pasta
1 tsp. olive oil
½ medium yellow (or orange) bell pepper, chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
8 oz. ground turkey
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
½ cup low-sodium, organic fat-free chicken broth
1 bunch kale, ribs removed, chopped (about 3 cups)
1 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese (to taste; optional)

1. Cook pasta and ground turkey according to package directions. Set aside.
2. Heat large skillet over medium heat.
3. Add oil, bell pepper, and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
4. Add cooked ground turkey and garlic, Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
5. Add broth and kale. Cook, stirring occasionally, adding additional broth or water as needed, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until kale is soft.
6. Add pasta to turkey mixture.
7. Top with cheese if desired.

Nutritional Information per serving (approximate):

Calories: 321
Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 43 mg
Sodium: 509 mg
Carbohydrate: 43 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 1 g
Protein: 23 g

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