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Spicy Pasta with Broccoli and Turkey

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 pound small pasta I used farfalle
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup turkey or chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cups fully cooked turkey breast chopped or shredded (chicken may be substituted)
  • 1 cup finely grated asiago cheese

Instructions

  • Bring a large stock pot of salted water to a rolling boil, over high heat.
  • While your water is coming to a boil, prepare your bread crumbs. In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the panko breadcrumbs and stir constantly until they are toasted and a golden color, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in a dash of salt and pepper and fresh parsley. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Prepare your pasta according to manufacturer's instructions until al dente, about 8-10 minutes. While your pasta is cooking, prepare your sauce.
  • In a large skillet, set over medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the broccoli and saute until it has reached a bright green color, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook for about 1 minute more. Add the white wine and stock, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes or until the broccoli is tender.
  • When the pasta has cooked until al dente, scoop it out with a slotted spoon and transfer directly to the sauce. Add the turkey. Simmer for a couple more minutes so that the flavors can meld together.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and top with the breadcrumbs. Enjoy immediately!