Turkey Fettuccini

Turkey Fettuccini

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: 6
For a sumptuous, yet simple affair, pasta and tomato sauce can't be beat. Ground turkey is a lean way to add a meaty balance to this normally high-carbohydrate combination.


  • 1 (6 ounce) onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (6 ounce) yellow bell pepper, seeded, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or more to taste
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups your favorite pasta sauce
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, rolled and thinly cut crosswise
  • 4 cups cooked whole wheat fettuccini (cooked al dente, just underdone


  1. Heat oil on medium-high in a large nonstick saucepan.
  2. Cook onion, garlic, bell pepper and spices, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add ground turkey and break up chunks, continually stirring until browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in pasta sauce and combine ingredients, turn heat to medium-low.
  5. Let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Add pasta and basil to pan, toss to coat, and remove from heat.
  7. If using cold (refrigerated leftover pasta), let mixture cook until pasta is warm, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Adjust seasonings to taste.


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