Orecchiette With Turkey And Broccoli

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A fast, satisfying dinner that the whole family can enjoy together
Orecchiette with Turkey And Broccoli
Maya Visnyei

Whatever your dinnertime problems are, this dinner is the answer. It’s fast (the longest part is waiting for the water to boil), there’s as much vitamin C–rich broccoli as pasta, and it’s so simple that there’s very little for kids to push back against. You’ll have to restrain yourself from making it more than once a week.— Ceri Marsh, author of The School Year Survival Cookbook

6
Servings
526
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

GET AHEAD Save 5 minutes by doing the vegetable prep the night before or the morning of the meal. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound orecchiette
  • 4 Cups small broccoli florets
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon fennel seeds or fresh thyme
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 Pound ground turkey
  • 1 Cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions, about 10 minutes. Set a timer for 2 minutes before the pasta will be done—that’s when you’re going to add the broccoli.

Meanwhile, warm the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, fennel seeds and chili flakes (if using) and cook, stirring now and then, for about 3 minutes. Add the turkey and cook, while breaking it up, for another 5 minutes, until the meat is browned and almost cooked through.

Add the broccoli to the cooking pasta and cook for 2 minutes. Drain the pasta and broccoli and then add them to the skillet. Toss everything together well. Add the stock and toss more. Taste and add salt and pepper. Serve in a big bowl with Parmesan on top.

Recipe excerpted with permission from The School Year Survival Cookbook by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh (Random House, 2017)

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Protein
31g
61%
Carbs
63g
21%
Vitamin A
88µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
14.5%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
33.7%
Vitamin C
35mg
59%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
4µg
6%
Calcium
172mg
17%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
51µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
37%
Phosphorus
404mg
58%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
558mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.5%
Sodium
246mg
10%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.6%
Zinc
3mg
22%

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