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Friday, April 27, 2012

Party Time Pasta

Serving Size: 1 cup
Yield: 6 servings
Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 pound turkey, lean ground
1 teaspoon paprika
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) tomatoes, crushed
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth, reduced sodium
2 cups pasta, bow-tie, uncooked
3 cups frozen vegetables such as carrots, broccoli and cauliflower, thawed
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Tasty Topping:

1/2 cup chopped fresh or dried parsley
1/4 cup bread crumbs, seasoned, dry
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions: 
1. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add ground turkey and paprika. Cook and stir until meat is brown and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
2. Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth and pasta. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until pasta is almost tender, about 10-15 minutes.
3. Remove lid. Place vegetables on top of pasta. Replace lid. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
4. Prepare the Tasty Topping. Mix parsley, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over vegetables in skillet. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes before serving.

Cost:
Per Recipe: $ 7.38
Per Serving: $ 1.23

Source: Adapted from: Kids…Get Cooking! California Children’s 5-a-Day Power Play Campaign California Department of Health Services


Author:
California Department of Health Services

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