A rich and delicious pasta dish that can be made with staple ingredients and is perfect for any occasion!
Do you have that ONE dish that you make on special occasions and is a 5-star restaurant kind of meal?
Well, you will now with this simple turkey mustard sauce pasta recipe!
Pasta dishes are can be filling, delicious and combined with almost any flavor profile, vegetables and meat. I tend to always go for the classic marinara or macaroni and cheese creations but was craving something more unique and flavorful.
This recipe includes all staple items I like to have on hand in the pantry or freezer. It includes frozen turkey as well as the following pantry items: mustard, pasta, sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.
Ground Turkey: good source of protein, B vitamins, and less fat than other meats. However, this recipe can also be made with beef or Italian sausage, if preferred.
Sun Dried Tomatoes: rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while also providing a delicious flavor! Tomato Wellness provides more information on tomatoes and their nutrition and health benefits!
Spinach: a versatile and nutrient rich leafy green that gives this dishes an extra veggie boost! Rich in iron, magnesium, vitamin A, C, and K.
Artichoke Hearts: low fat, rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The vegetable combinations are endless with this dish! You can easily add what you like such as garbanzo beans, olives, asparagus, broccoli and more!
Turkey Mustard Sauce Pasta
Makes 6 servings
1 lb. lean ground turkey
2 tablespoons butter, unsalted (you can substitute for extra-virgin olive oil)
1/4 cup garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
1/2 cup skim milk (or you can substitute for a dairy-free milk such as soy milk or almond milk, unsweetened)
2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and julienned
3/4 cup artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
2 cups spinach, fresh or frozen
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cups cooked pasta (I used penne pasta)**
In a large saucepan, cook ground turkey with butter.
Once turkey is fully cooked, add all ingredients except cooked pasta. Cook for about 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally to evenly combine ingredients.
Bring sauce mixture to a simmer then reduce to low heat and gently fold in cooked pasta. Cook for 5 more minutes. Dish out and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 418 calories, 16g fat, 595mg sodium, 46g carbohydrates, 6g dietary fiber, 4g sugar, 26g protein
**Note: You can easily replace regular pasta with a plant-based or gluten-free pasta.