Creamy Turkey & Veggie Pasta
Enjoy a super fast and easy weeknight veggie pasta featuring juicy Shady Brook Farms® Original Turkey Breast Tenderloins, zucchini, and fresh spinach.
- 4 Servings
- 10 minutes Prep Time
- 30 minutes Total Time
- 1 package Shady Brook Farms® Original Turkey Breast Tenderloins
- 8 oz. penne rigate pasta
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 medium zucchini, spiralized and cut into smaller strands
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
- 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Garlic seasoning blend (make sure it includes salt)
- Olive oil
Step 1Preheat oven to 375°F.
Step 2Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the turkey breast tenderloins and massage thoroughly, ensuring that they’re evenly coated. Season all sides of each tenderloin with your prepared garlic seasoning blend. Set a large oven-safe non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, then add one tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil is hot, carefully place each tenderloin into the skillet and sear until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the tenderloins over and immediately place into your preheated oven to finish roasting for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature registers 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.
Step 3Meanwhile, boil the pasta according to “al dente” package directions. It should take about 8 to 10 minutes. Carefully reserve about one cup of pasta water in case you need it later. Drain the pasta well and set aside.
Step 4When the turkey breast tenderloins are done, remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the tenderloins to a plate. Tent with foil and let rest for at least 10 minutes. Cube one of the tenderloins, and slice the other.
Step 5Set the same skillet you roasted the turkey in back over medium heat, and add the spinach. Season generously with your garlic blend, adding a little more olive oil if needed. Cook for about 1 minute, then add the zucchini. Cook for another minute, then pour in the heavy cream, add the pasta and toss to combine. If you need to add any pasta water at this point, do it in 1/3 cup increments. When the sauce starts to reduce, test the doneness of your pasta. When it’s perfect, reduce the heat to low and add in the cubed tenderloin and cheese. Toss to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Step 6Turn off the heat and begin to plate the pasta, adding the sliced tenderloin on top.
Step 7Garnish with more parmesan cheese, and enjoy!
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