Light, Lemony Turkey Toss

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Elizabeth H.

Turkey, fettucine and broccoli in a subtly flavored sauce. High-altitude tested. This is my own recipe, created as an alternative to pasta recipes with heavy sauces. NOTES: Prep time assumes you have cooked, shredded (or diced) turkey breast on hand. Deli-style turkey breast is not an acceptable substitute in this recipe. Cooked, shredded chicken breast may be substituted. Canned, drained chicken breast probably also would work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons salt and fettucine.
  3. Boil for 4 minutes, then add broccoli.
  4. Return to a boil and cook for 4 more minutes or until pasta reaches desired tenderness.
  5. Drain pasta and broccoli in colander and set aside. (Do not rinse.).
  6. In same pot over medium-high heat, add oil and butter. Heat until butter is melted.
  7. Add garlic, lemon zest and red pepper flakes (if desired) and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper and turkey. Mix thoroughly, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until turkey is heated through.
  9. Return pasta and broccoli mixture to pot. Toss well. Cover and heat for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat, add parmesan and toss. Serve immediately.

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