There are a lot of recipes on the blog that I don’t actually make that often.
As much as I wish that I constantly had chocolate cake with pistachio filling and chocolate ganache laying around my kitchen, I don’t. But this healthy turkey pasta recipe? A standard weekly recipe.
A few weeks ago, Alex and Alli came over for family dinner. (Our life is very much like Friends, since we live one floor apart, have keys to the other’s place, steal each other’s dog when one dog isn’t enough, and are extremely lucky to have not had any awkward walk-ins so far.) But when one of us gets too busy to cook, we usually land at the other couple’s apartment for family dinner. Being a weeknight and because I seem to have trouble walking the 100 yards to the grocery store, I had planned our throw-together turkey pasta.
I had to admit to Alli that I was almost embarrassed that this happened to be the only meal on our agenda and that I was going to serve it to them, because it is just THAT easy. And while Alli and I are sooooo far past embarrassment over anything . . . i’m a food blogger . . . i’m supposed to . . . ya know . . . cook and stuff.
Ah well. They liked it. We played Mario Kart. The end.
Throw-Together Healthy Turkey Pasta
There are many many reasons that we eat this turkey pasta so often . . .
- low calorie & low carb (especially if you swap the noodles for zucchini and green beans)
- high protein
- super filling (I struggle to finish my zucchini-loaded bowl)
- quick and easy — 25 minutes
- unrefined — yay whole grains and veggies!
- easily adapted for whatever ingredients you have on hand
- gluten-free adaptable (say yes to zucchini!)
- paleo adaptable (say yes to zucchini and no to cheese!)
- ummm, did I mention delicious???
Seriously. Keep this healthy turkey pasta recipe in your back pocket and it’ll be a lifesaver during the week!
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