2-1/2 cups whole wheat pasta (cooked according to package directions)
20 oz. (1.25 lbs.) ground turkey
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper, to desired taste
1-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
1-1/2 tsp. basil leaves
1 tsp. parsley leaves
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
1-1/2 cups red pasta sauce
1/8 cup. Parmesan cheese, shredded
In a large skillet add olive oil and heat to medium-high. Season ground turkey with salt, pepper, basil, parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.
Cook seasoned ground turkey meat stirring continuously, until thoroughly cooked; about 12-15 minutes.
Drain cooked meat mixture and add back into skillet. Set heat to medium-low heat. Stir in red pasta sauce and cooked whole wheat pasta. Heat thoroughly, while stirring; about 5-7 minutes. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese, set heat to low and put lid on top of pan and melt cheese in about 3-5 minutes.
Karen’s Note: Serve this Ground Turkey Italian Pasta dish in the skillet along with a side salad and/or light Italian bread slices.