Tonight, after my first day at Legato (woot woot!), I made a nice easy pasta dish with ground turkey and broccoli. The best part of this dish was its simplicity. The taste was alright, but I probably won’t make it again. I just don’t think I’m a big fan of ground turkey. Once I tried a turkey meatloaf and I couldn’t get past the fact that it looked like brains… But for those of you who do like ground turkey, here’s the recipe.
- 3/4 pound orecchiette (I couldn’t find this specific type, so I used medium shells)
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed (I omitted these)
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- kosher salt
- Parmesan, for serving
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the broccoli during the last minute. Drain and return the pasta and broccoli to the pot.
- Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, garlic, fennel seed, and red pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes; season with ½ teaspoon salt.
- Toss the turkey mixture with the pasta and broccoli and the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Serve with Parmesan.
As for my outfit du jour, I was rushing around when I got home and Brooklyn (my pooch) got it a little dirty, so I didn’t get a good picture of it. But I paired my new royal blue pants from Target with my pink boyfriend blazer and a white airy button down. I’ll be sure to take pictures right in the morning from now on!