Instead of boiling pasta in water, cook it in the sauce to save time. Homemade turkey meatballs add extra flavor.
This stew thickens as it stands because the pasta soaks up the liquid. If you like a thinner stew, add water to bring the stew to the consistency you want, and reheat before serving.
If fresh herbs are available, substitute 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme for the 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning.