This recipe was concocted in the Trader Joe's isles a couple months ago in a desperate attempt to come up with a super-quick, super-frugal supper. Bottom line. It actually worked. Let me break this down for you:
15 minutes prep time
$1.57 per hearty serving
Hello! The best part is... My family loves it. Thank you, Jesus. When you're faced with the option of either getting fast food or preparing something quick, a dish like this ends up being cheaper, way more nourishing, and by the time you're done making it, it would have taken you longer to go to a drive-thru. So there, take-out "food."
Gluten-Free Turkey Pesto Pasta
1 package ground turkey (approx. 1.5 pounds)
1, 16-oz. bag organic brown rice pasta
1 jar pesto (mine was 6.7 oz. Even better, have some of your own on hand and use that!)
2 cloves garlic, seeded & minced
1 jar olives (we used the whole jar of kalamata as a treat. We heart olives. You can use less, or even non if you don't like them).
Parmesan cheese to taste (optional)
- Start cooking pasta. While it cooks, brown turkey.
- Once the turkey is fully cooked, stir in pesto, garlic, and olives. You can slice them, but if you're in a hurry, just dump them in like I did.
- By the time the meat mixture is done, the noodles should be ready. Combine pasta and meat mixture. Serve in bowls, top with Parmesan cheese.