Quick Family Meal Ideas
Usually with Turkey leftovers, I make soup, chili, crepes, enchiladas, and sandwiches. This time I wanted to make a more kid-friendly, quick meal for a busy weeknight. I chose two vegetables my kids enjoy and a pasta noodle. I chose Bow Tie because it’s a fun looking noodle. I like to use the Wacky Mac noodles too but I wanted one that would match the size of the dish I was making. It’s a great dish and your older kids can whip this up in no time.
Creamy Turkey and Broccoli
12 ounces Bow Tie pasta
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 pound, turkey, cut into strips
3 cups broccoli florets
2 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
1 cup turkey broth
1 container (5.2 to 6.5 ounces) garlic and herb soft spreadable cheese
Fresh cracked pepper
Cook and drain the pasta according to package instructions. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
Add turkey meat. Cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until turkey is heated through.
Remove turkey and add broccoli, red peppers and turkey broth.
(I love the two of these vegetables together. They are so vibrant in color.) Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
Return turkey to skilley and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat. Add cheese then pasta, combinely gently until cheese is melted and smooth.
Spoon into serving dish or bowl and top with Parmesan cheese and freshly cracked pepper.
This meal can be made in 25 minutes and perfect for a busy mom on weeknights. Leftovers can be used for lunch the next day served cold on a bed of lettuce, add tomato and avacado. Enjoy!