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turkey & confetti veggie spicy pasta // cait's plate

turkey & confetti veggie spicy pasta

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings (depending on amount served) 1x
  • Category: dinner


this easy pasta can use whatever veggies you have on hand, a jar of spicy arrabbiata sauce and some ground turkey for a simple weeknight dish!


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 lb. pasta, any kind you like best
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped mixed veggies (I used red onion, pepper and zucchini)
  • 1 24 oz. jar arrabbiata sauce (more if you like a saucier pasta)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil and/or butter
  • For garnish: freshly shredded parmesan cheese, chopped basil


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • While pasta cooks, place a non-stick pan over medium heat and add oil.  Once oil is shimmering, add ground turkey, salt & pepper.  Cook turkey until nearly completely browned (about 7 minutes) then place on a separate plate and set aside.
  • Drain pasta, place back in pot, add butter or olive oil to prevent sticking and set aside.
  • Wipe out the same non-stick saute pan used to cook the turkey, add more olive oil and place over medium low heat.
  • Once oil is shimmering, add garlic and saute for 30 seconds (until just fragrant) then add veggies, additional salt & pepper as desired and saute for 6-7 minutes or until tender.
  • Add turkey back to pan with veggies in addition to sauce and allow to simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes.  Add additional salt & pepper to taste.
  • Serve sauce over pasta the top with shredded cheese & basil.

Keywords: pasta, ground turkey, peppers, onion, zucchini, arrabbiata sauce, parmesan, basil

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