Healthy Turkey Gluten-Free Pasta Recipe

Here’s a simple, healthy, and delicious recipe I came up with a few years ago that I really enjoy. It takes about an hour for some home-cooked goodness!

Crumble one pound of ground turkey in a large pan over medium heat.


Two tablespoons dried onion or 1/4 c finely chopped onion
One tsp granulated or fresh garlic
1/4-1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4-1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

You can add more of any ingredient to taste (I like more onions and bell peppers) including uncured Italian sausage that has been cooked and cut into slices.

Brown the above on medium heat, stirring regularly to avoid sticking. There is no need to add oil if you don’t use high heat.

Once browned, add:

One 6 ounce can of mild green chili peppers
One jar of Trader Joe’s organic spaghetti sauce
One 15 ounce can of organic (I use low sodium) tomato sauce
One 15 ounce can of low sodium petite diced tomatoes

Heat until it just starts to bubble then cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every five minutes.

Add one cup of Trader Joe’s pasta. I use the gluten-free quinoa/brown rice rotini, stir well, cover and cook until pasta just starts to turn tender. While cooking, stir everything once or twice to be sure all the pasta gets covered with the sauce. Shut off the heat and leave uncovered The pasta will continue to cook so shut off the stove before the full cooking time to keep it “al dente.”

Enjoy! Yields four servings.

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