Greek Turkey and Pasta

Looking for a no-fuss dinner for five? Try this Mediterranean-inspired pasta dish that’s ready in 35 minutes.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 5

2 1/2
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (7 oz)
1
package (20 oz) lean (at least 90%) ground turkey
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2
cup sliced ripe olives
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/2
medium cucumber, thickly sliced, slices quartered (about 1 cup)
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender and turkey is no longer pink; drain.
  • 3 Stir in olives, tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, garlic salt and cucumber. Reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Serve over pasta; sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

Pita bread is an authentic accompaniment to this meal.

In place of the ripe olives, use a mixture of Greek olives. Look for Greek olives in the deli section of your grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (About 1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
970mg
970%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
36g
36%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.