Creamy Cajun-Style Turkey Pasta

with kale and tomatoes

Prep & Cook Time: 10-15 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Cook Within: 4 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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This pasta is creamy with a creole/Cajun vibe and it’s calling your name. And it’s delicious. And it can be ready in 15 minutes. And it’s delicious. Oh, we already said that. Well, it’s true.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Ground Turkey
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    8 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
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    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • 3 oz. Shredded Kale
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Puree
  • 2 Green Onions
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    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tsp. Creole Seasoning
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Medium Non-Stick Pans

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using 20 oz. ground turkey, follow same instructions as 10 oz. ground turkey, working in batches if necessary.

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as ground turkey in Step 1, breaking up until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using ground pork, follow same instructions as ground turkey in Step 1, breaking up until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare Ingredients and Cook Turkey

    Halve tomatoes.

    Trim and thinly slice green onions, keeping white and green portions separate.

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add ground turkey, creole seasoning (use less if spice-averse), white portions of green onions, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan. Break up meat until no pink remains and turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

    While turkey cooks, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Cook the Vegetables

    Place another medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add tomatoes, kale, and 2 Tbsp. water to hot pan.

    Cover and cook until kale has slightly wilted, 2-4 minutes.

    While vegetables cook, continue recipe.

  3. 3

    Cook the Pasta and Sauce

    Add tomato puree to hot pan with ground turkey and stir until completely combined.

    Add cream base, pasta, 1/3 cup water, half the cheese (reserve remaining for garnish), garlic salt, and a pinch of pepper. Stir constantly until heated through, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    Stir vegetables into pasta mixture until combined.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with green portions of green onions and remaining cheese. Bon appétit!

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