3 Recipes from Simple Turkey Sauce

3 Recipes from Simple Turkey Sauce
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Simple Turkey Sauce

Bored of the same ol' turkey recipes? Once you have a simple turkey sauce, it’s a choose-your-own-dinner-adventure! You can start really easy with the pasta and turkey sauce, work your way up to the easy weeknight chili or try something really different like Crispy Polenta with Turkey Gravy.

11
Servings
191
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

See recipe with images on blog: http://www.anutritionisteats.com/simple-turkey-sauce-three-meals/ (Posted here with author's permission).

Ingredients

Simple Turkey Sauce

  • white onions, chopped
  • cloves of garlic, minced
  • cans of fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1  Pound  Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
  • 3  Tablespoons  olive oil

Pasta and Simple Turkey Sauce

  • 12  Ounces  Dry pasta
  • 3  Tablespoons  Tomato paste
  • 4  Ounces  Fresh mozzarella, chopped

Weeknight Turkey Chili

  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • green pepper, chopped
  • cans diced tomato with green chiles, drained
  • can black beans, drained
  • can kidney beans, drained
  • 1  Cup  chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1  Tablespoon  Chili powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  Cumin

Crispy Polenta with Turkey Gravy

  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • 1  Tablespoon  flour
  • 1/4  Cup  Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2  Tablespoons  Half & Half

Directions

Simple Turkey Sauce

Dice onions and roughly chop garlic. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add turkey and season with salt & pepper. Break up turkey with spoon and cook until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes (no need to drain) and bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until mixture has thickened. Divide into 3 portions, about 3.5 cups each.

Pasta and Simple Turkey Sauce

Cook pasta according to directions. Heat turkey sauce in medium pot and stir in tomato paste. Season with salt & pepper. Divide pasta, turkey sauce and mozzarella cheese between four bowls. Garnish with basil and red pepper flakes if desired.

Weeknight Turkey Chili

Heat oil in large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add green pepper and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add turkey sauce, tomatoes with chiles, beans, broth, seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer with lid ajar for about 20 minutes. Garnish with cheese and cilantro.

Crispy Polenta with Turkey Gravy

In large saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots, and cook, stirring frequently for about 1-2 minutes. Add butter to pan, when it melts, sprinkle flour over pan. Mix well, until flour is incorporated into shallots. Add turkey sauce, balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil. Lower heat, add half & half and simmer until thick, about 10-15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
49µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
46µg
51%
Calcium, Ca
51mg
5%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
30µg
8%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
55mg
8%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
409mg
27%
Water
56g
2%