Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Turkey-Broccoli Pasta

This is surprisingly good - I thought there was more of a true sauce when I picked it and then found out as I was cooking there wasn't (obviously I read closely....).  But I really liked this.  I liked it covered in Parmesan cheese, Ray like just a little a bit on it. 
Modified from Real Simple
3/4 lb pasta
2 cups broccoli
3 tbsp. (olive) oil [I think that's what I used and you will taste it, since that's really all the sauce is, but if you only had vegetable oil, I'd use it.]
1 lb ground turkey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp fennel
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
Cook pasta according to directions on package.   Cook broccoli as well (they did this together, I did not).  Drain both and combine. 
Meanwhile, put 1 tbsp. of oil in pan and add turkey, garlic, fennel, and red pepper.  Cook until browned, then add salt.  Toss turkey mixture with pasta and broccoli and rest of oil.  Serve with Parmesan (I really liked with Parmesan, Ray didn't....he liked the bite of the pepper while I liked that the cheese helped moderate it).
Makes 4 servings.

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