My Go-To Veggie Turkey Pasta

IMG_9267This has been one of my fave dishes while pregnant. During the first few months I was not up to cooking & nothing really sounded good to me. However, one night I was rummaging through our pantry/fridge & gathered a few goodies. I whipped together this – it is so simple & honestly SO tasty – and I am not going to lie – the hub & I now have it weekly!

This meal is seriously effortless! With barely any dishes dirty & leftovers for the following day – I couldn’t ask for a better recipe! And, when baby comes along – this will continue being a weekly staple in our household.

Lets get to it…

  1. Cook 6ounces of favorite pasta according to the package (I love using caserecce pasta)
  2. Add 1pound ground turkey to a large pot – add 2t minced garlic, 1t of oregano, basil & parsley – break up meat and it let brown
  3. Once browned add in 1 chopped onion, 8oz chopped baby bella mushrooms, 2 cups of your favorite pasta sauce & 1/2t of salt/pepper – stir
  4. Let all the goodness simmer in the pot for ~10-15minutes
  5. Remove pasta from stovetop once done, drain & add it to meat mixture
  6. Finally, top the combined meat/pasta dish with 2-3C fresh baby spinach – stir in

Top this off with some extra pasta sauce &  parmesan cheese. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 4): 390 calories – 12 grams of fat – 42 carbs – 32 grams of protein 

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Pumpkin Ravioli

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Ah yes, two squash recipes, two days in a row – I told you…I have been gorging myself in this fall favorite!

Instead of making pasta from scratch, I love to use wonton wrappers as the dough. It makes the process 10 steps easier, but it only leaves the fun part left to do – the stuffing!

  1. Combine 1C pumpkin, 1/3C vegan parmesan cheese, 1/4t salt & 1/8t pepper
  2. Spoon pumpkin mixture into center of a wonton wrapper (about 2t worth)
  3. Wet edges of wonton wrapper with water, bring opposite sides together & pinch with your fingers to seal (continue til mixture is completed)
  4. Place raviolis in boiling water & cook for 7minutes
  5. In a side dish heat 1/2C vegetable broth & 1.5T Earth Balance original butter

To plate, place ravioli on your dish, spoon broth over & add fresh chopped parsley!

Nutritional Info Per Ravioli & Sauce (Makes 24): 41 calories – <1 gram of fat – 6 carbs – 2 grams of protein

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