Saturday, July 31, 2010

Turkey and Red Pepper Rotini

A quick pasta dish made on the stovetop with ground turkey and red peppers.

3 cups whole wheat rotini noodles
2 tsp olive oil
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 red pepper, chopped
1 jar pasta sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup sour cream

Cook noodles in boiling water according to package directions. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add turkey, onion, and garlic. Cook until turkey has browned and onions have softened. Add red pepper and cook for another few minutes. Add pasta sauce and heat through. Then add cheese, sour cream and cooked noodles, then heat until cheese has melted.

This was really quick and easy, so you can throw it together in a hurry and serve a great healthy meal. Bennett, Tony and I enjoyed it, and even Cole took a few bites. I used red romano peppers from the local market, and they were really nice in this. Red bell peppers would do nicely too though.  I loved the touch of sour cream in this, it added a wonderful creaminess to this dish without making it too heavy. This recipe made great leftovers as well. It tasted even better when we had it for lunch the next day.