Food Recipes Pasta With Turkey and Broccoli 3.2 (1,048) 21 Reviews Transform a few pantry staples—plus a head of broccoli and lean ground turkey—into a hearty, healthy weeknight dinner. By Dawn Perry Dawn Perry Dawn is the author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. She served as the food director for Real Simple and has worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and the meal kit delivery service Martha & Marley Spoon. Dawn is the author of Short Stack Editions' Cucumbers and her recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post among other publications. She recently started Superkind Cookies, a premium cookie company shipping treats nationwide. Highlights: * Author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. * Former food director for Real Simple * Worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and Martha & Marley Spoon * Recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 14, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts In less than 20 minutes, you can dish up this all-in-one meal, with time leftover to top it with freshly grated Parmesan. Serve with extra crushed red pepper at the table (for those who like a little extra heat). This recipe features orecchiette [oh-reck-ee-ET-tay], a distinctive type of pasta that originates from the heel of Italy's boot. Its name means "little ears", which gives you a hint as to this pasta's shape. But if your pantry (or grocer) is orecchiette-free, pasta of any shape makes an adequate substitute. At no extra charge, here's a smart kitchen trick to cut down on dishes: Rather than cook the broccoli separately, throw it in boiling water with the pasta during the final minute of cooking time, so the vegetable's perfectly crisp-tender, and the pasta's al dente. Ingredients ¾ pound orecchiette 2 cups broccoli florets 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pound ground turkey 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon fennel seed ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper ½ teaspoon kosher salt Parmesan, for serving Directions Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last minute. Drain and return pasta and broccoli to the pot. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey, garlic, fennel seed, and red pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes, and then season with ½ teaspoon salt. Toss the turkey mixture with pasta and broccoli and the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Serve with Parmesan. Raymond Hom Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 582 Calories 19g Fat 67g Carbs 35g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 582 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 65mg 22% Sodium 333mg 14% Total Carbohydrate 67g 24% Total Sugars 1g Protein 35g Calcium 41mg 3% Iron 5mg 28% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.