Saturday, 9 November 2013

Fusilli Turkey Skillet Meal

Growing up in a busy household my mom would do her best to make sure their was a meal ready for dinner so we could all sit down and eat during the weekdays together, when there wasn't much time to stir up a meal mom would make something quick to feed the hungry household and at the same time make sure that it was filling and flavourful, this meal goes somewhat along the lines that I learned growing up.

The skillet meal is something we can all make when we are pressed for time and you can make it with either ground turkey or ground beef, ground anything you like really. The meal is done and ready to eat in about 20 minutes time, the key here is to have a skillet large enough to fit the pasta and ground turkey at the same time. A large skillet or wok would work best for you. Don't worry if you don't have fusilli on hand, penne can work just as well. I also looked for a version that was low in calories but offered the same great taste.

Inspired by 400 Calorie Fix

Fusilli Turkey Skillet Recipe
Servings: 6  Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cook Time: 15 minutes

Fusilli Turkey Skillet Meal


 250g of fusilli pasta
1 pound (455g) of ground turkey
2 cups of tomato basil pasta sauce
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella or cheddar
1 bay leaf
1 tsp of hot sauce (optional)


1- Cook pasta per package directions and drain.
2- Cook turkey in skillet over medium/high heat until browned, stirring to crumble.
3- Add pasta sauce, pepper, bay leaf and hot sauce, cook 2 minutes while stirring.
4- Add pasta once ready to skillet and cook 2 minutes, stirring
5- Add cheese and cook 1 more minute, stirring until cheese is melted.

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