FoodLink - Purdue Extension

Party-Time Pasta

20 min
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Servings: 6


1/2 pound lean ground turkey
1 teaspoon paprika
1 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 14.5-ounce can reduced sodium chicken broth
2 cups bow-tie pasta (uncooked)
3 cups vegetables (cut into small pieces) such as carrots, broccoli and cauliflower
For the Tasty Topping
1/2 cup chopped parsley (fresh or dried)
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs (dry)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)


  1. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add ground turkey and paprika. Cook and stir until meat is brown and no longer pink (about 5 minutes).
  2. Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, and pasta. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until pasta is not quite tender, about 6 minutes.
  3. Remove lid. Place vegetables on top of pasta. Replace lid. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 5-10 minutes.  
  4. To prepare the Tasty Topping, mix parsley, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Sprinkle over vegetables in skillet. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes before serving.