VEGGIE-LOADED SPICY TURKEY PASTA SAUCE

veggie loaded spicy turkey pasta sauce - comes together in minutes for a wholesome, filling meal! // cait's plate

I love loading up my pasta dishes with vegetables because it often means you can get a one-pot meal in!  Anytime something equals less dishes, I’m a happy camper.

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One of my absolute favorite combinations of vegetables to throw into pasta sauce is tri-colored peppers, zucchini, onions and garlic that I then pair with spicy arrabiata sauce for a nice kick!

veggie loaded spicy turkey pasta sauce - comes together in minutes for a wholesome, filling meal! // cait's plate

I added turkey to this batch to get a little lean protein in and cover the last of my food groups for a perfectly simple and delicious dish that packs everything into one plate.

veggie loaded spicy turkey pasta sauce - comes together in minutes for a wholesome, filling meal! // cait's plate

I recommend topping with a little shredded mozzarella or even some feta – true to my belief that everything is better with cheese 🙂

VEGGIE-LOADED SPICY TURKEY PASTA SAUCE

Serving Size: 4-6 depending on size of the plate

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, cored, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, cored, chopped
  • 1 orange pepper, cored, chopped
  • 2 small zucchinis, quartered
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 24 oz. jar of arrabiata sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 box of whole wheat angel hair pasta
  • Shredded mozzarella (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to a saute pan over medium heat and add the peppers and zucchini cooking until just soft (covering the pan with a lid will speed this process up a bit), tossing occasionally for even cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, in another saute pan, add another 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to a saute pan over medium-high heat and add onions and garlic, cooking for about 5 minutes. Add the turkey to the pan with the garlic and onion and cook until at least 165 degrees F.
  3. Add the cooked turkey to the vegetables and cover with the pasta sauce, tossing until full covered
  4. Lower heat and cover the pan until the sauce just begins to bubble consistently
  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package instructions
  6. Drain the pasta and ladle veggie-packed spicy turkey sauce over it, top with shredded mozzarella and serve!
http://caitsplate.com/veggie-loaded-spicy-turkey-pasta-sauce/

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  1. I’m a bit of a hardcore pasta addict so I may be a little biased but this looks DELICIOUS!
    Megan x meguana.co.uk

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