Recipes and Cooking Italian Style Turkey and Penne Toss 4.8 (4) 1 Review Dress up your penne pasta recipe with plenty of spices, spinach, and ground turkey breast. Done in just 35 minutes, this turkey dinner idea will please kids and adults alike. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 22, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 8 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed ½ teaspoon smoked paprika ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 pound ground turkey breast 4 cloves garlic, minced Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup chopped onion 4 cup water 1 ⅓ cup multigrain penne pasta 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce 1 9 ounce bag fresh baby spinach (9 cups) ⅓ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese Directions In a bowl combine the first four ingredients (through crushed red pepper). In another bowl combine ground turkey, seasoning mixture, and garlic; mix well. Coat a Dutch oven with cooking spray. Heat the pot over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey mixture and onion; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until browned. Remove from pot; cover and keep warm. Add the water to the same pot; bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Add pasta; cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Return pasta and the reserved cooking liquid to the pot; stir in tomato sauce and cooked turkey. Heat through. Remove from heat; stir in spinach. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Shortcut Save time cleaning by using fewer pots. This pasta cooks in the same pot as the turkey mixture. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 301 Calories 4g Fat 28g Carbs 38g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 301 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 60mg 20% Sodium 766mg 33% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Total Sugars 5g Protein 38g Vitamin C 26.6mg 133% Calcium 183mg 14% Iron 5.3mg 29% Potassium 346mg 7% Folate, total 210.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.