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Ground Turkey-Tomato Pasta

Ground Turkey-Tomato Pasta

This pasta, with ground turkey and tomato sauce, comes together in under 30 minutes, but tastes like it has simmered for hours. It's warm, comforting and sure to be a hit in your house with adults and kids alike.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 lb ground turkey, dark meat
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground fennel
1/8 tsp chile flakes
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 can (8 oz) tomato puree
1 lb penne, orecchiette, or rigatoni
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Preparation

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions.

In a medium saute pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute until beginning to soften, 3-5 minutes. Add the ground turkey, along with the oregano, fennel and chile flakes, and saute until the meat is cooked through, stirring occasionally to break up the bits of ground meat, 4-5 minutes.

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Add the tomatoes and tomato puree. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes over low heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce and finish with grated Parmesan.

Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of  One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget.  Her latest writing collaboration is with renowned chef Todd English. The book, Cooking in Everyday English, is now available on  Amazon and is loaded with family-friendly recipes. Amanda’s own One Family One Meal cookbook will be released in the Fall of 2012.

Image Source: Biyu Lau via flickr/creative commons

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