Yummy Southern Italian Turkey Pasta Puttanesca Recipe with Giveaway #TurkeyEveryDay

A part of my healthier living journey means cooking fresh local ingredients whenever possible. Now this may sound easy to many of you, however having a big family who is picky, it is not. Luckily for me they love meat and most of all, they love turkey. Turkey is such an affordable meat that it just makes sense to make meals from it as much as possible. We recently bought a deep freezer so we could stock up on whole turkeys when they are on sale. Usually this is around the holidays but if you watch local stores, you can keep an eye open for deals.

My problem is always what to do with leftovers. We love turkey roasted in the oven with veggies and can only eat so many sandwiches with the leftovers. But there are other recipes you can create with the tasty leftover turkey like this Southern Italian Turkey Pasta Puttanesca. It can be made using turkey sausage or leftover turkey.

With a combination of fresh veggies, Canadian turkey and a lighter pasta choice if you choose, this tasty meal fits well into healthier living options. Picky families will love it as well!

Southern Italian Turkey Pasta Puttanesca

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups grape tomatoes

1 tsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic, crushed

5 anchovies, finely chopped

2 turkey sausages

2 tbsp capers

½ cup sun-dried olives, chopped

2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

1 tsp hot pepper flakes

350 gr pasta

8 cups water

1 tbsp salt for pasta water

1 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Season tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Broil in the oven on the middle rack for 8 – 12 minutes until soft and lightly browned.
  3. Bring 8 cups water to boil; add salt.
  4. Add pasta and follow package instructions. Cook until al dente.
  5. Very important: reserve 1 cup pasta water and set aside.
  6. While pasta is cooking, heat ½ tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Remove casing from sausage and break up into 1-inch pieces. Add to pan and cook until browned and cooked through.
  8. Add anchovies and garlic and cook until anchovies dissolve and garlic is cooked through, 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add roasted tomatoes.
  10. Add olives and capers.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Add pasta directly to saucepan.
  13. Add ½ cup of the reserved pasta water and toss.
  14. Add fresh basil, hot pepper flakes and ½ tsp olive oil.
  15. Add up to ½ cup of additional pasta water, a little at a time, if pasta begins to dry out.
  16. Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

TIP: This dish works well with leftover turkey too.  Just substitute the sausage for some cubed or shredded turkey breast or thighs for an equally delicious pasta dish.

Canadian Turkey wants to help you create easy everyday meals that are nutritious and packed with flavour.  Turkey makes a great option in any of your favourite dishes – just swap in this leaner protein option that won’t compromise on flavour.  This versatile meat pairs well with a variety of flavour profiles and seasonings, so feel free to use it in any recipe!  Canadian turkey also freezes well and cooks up deliciously in a slow cooker or casserole.  This makes it the perfect choice for make-ahead meals for those busy nights when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry. They know feeding your family with tasty but healthy choices is a priority every day.

With so much variety at your local butcher or grocer, you can try Canadian turkey any day of the week.  Thighs, breasts, drumsticks, sausages and ground turkey are all readily available, making it super easy to try to include turkey in every meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Turkey is also a very economical option, which makes a big difference when trying to watch your dollars and cents.  An excellent source of lean protein and essential nutrients, Canadian turkey makes it easy to prepare healthier options for your family.

Looking for additional tips, recipes and HOW TOs?  Visit www.canadianturkey.ca for all your cooking inspiration! You will find this recipe and others like it there!

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This post has been brought to you by Canadian Turkey, all opinions are my own

Comments

  1. I’d love to try the OVEN-BAKED TURKEY EGGPLANT PARMESAN

  2. I love one-pot cooking and colourful dishes that is why I chose the ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE to try this Spring.

  3. Elva Roberts says

    I would choose One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise. This recipe looks delicious and filling.

  4. I’d like to try the turkey club salad

  5. Turkey Spring Carbonara looks wonderfu. thanks

  6. The ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE looks so good!

  7. I think that ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE is a great recipe

  8. I’ll try the SMOKY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD – yum!

  9. ivy pluchinsky says

    I think the turkey club salad would be something we would enjoy

  10. BBQ Turkey Club with Spicy Mayo is one i would love to try

  11. I really want to try the Turkey tacos!

  12. I would love to try the ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE

  13. Tara Betterley says

    I would like to try the BEST EVER TURKEY CHILI

  14. Shelley N says

    I would really like to try the Turkey Spring Carbonara recipe -Love asparagus

  15. Erinn Lishman says

    They offer a ton of great recipes but the one I would love for those warmer (hopefully!) Spring nights has to be the Smoky Citrus Turkey Taco Salad- YUM!

  16. The Spring Chopped Salad with Grilled Turkey Breast would be good!

  17. I would like to try making the Oven-Baked Turkey Eggplant Parmesan. it looks delicious.

  18. nicolthepickle- Nicole Graham says

    The Hawaian Kabobs look really good.

  19. Rosanne Robinson says

    I would love to try the Oven-Baked Turkey Eggplant Parmesan recipe, it sounds really yummy!

  20. I’d like to celebrate the return of spring with an Easter brunch eating some Turkey Primavera Tart!

  21. Victoria Ess says

    I’d love to try the TURKEY APPLE & KALE GRAIN SALAD!

  22. the Spanish-Style Braised Turkey Thighs with Artichokes and Olives recipe looks delicious

  23. I would so love to try BBQ Turkey Club with Spicy Mayo – it sounds zingy and just a little different!!

    M

  24. wendy hutton says

    I would love to try the ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE

  25. I would try the Turkey, Apple & Kale Grain Salad

  26. Anu Chopra says

    I would love to try the TURKEY SPRING CARBONARA

  27. The SPINACH AND RICOTTA STUFFED TURKEY BREAST looks yummy.

  28. The turkey club sandwich would be great.

  29. I would love to try the turkey club salad!

  30. This salad looks amazing! Turkey apple and kale grain salad. Thanks for the chance.
    http://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/turkey-apple-kale-grain-salad/

  31. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    PEACH GLAZED ROASTED TURKEY BREAST is another recipe that really appeals to me.

  32. ohh,I would like to try the ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE

  33. I would like to try the turkey quesadilla

  34. I would like to try the turkey quesadilla, sounds delicious!

  35. The ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE sounds really good. It’s the type of dish we enjoy.

  36. Theresa C. says

    Love to try the Turkey Apple & Kale Grain Salad!

  37. I’d like to try the Turkey Spring Carbonara.

  38. Debbie Petch says

    The SOUTHERN ITALIAN TURKEY PASTA PUTTANESCA looks very good!

  39. I would like to try the Turkey Apple & Kale Grain Salad

  40. sarah alexis says

    The Spring Supper Soufflé sounds super fun!

  41. I’d like to try the Turkey Spring Carbonara.

  42. Mary Boudreau says

    The Turkey Apple & Kale Grain Salad

  43. Carol Denny says

    I like the One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise.

  44. I would love to try the OVEN-BAKED TURKEY EGGPLANT PARMESAN.

  45. I would love to try the One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise recipe.

  46. One Pot recipes are great for busy nights, so I definitely want to try the One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise recipe.

  47. I would like to try the Turkey Apple & Kale Grain Salad.

  48. Would love to try the Apple-Cheddar Turkey Burgers once we get the BBQ out!

  49. Amanda Fontaine says

    mmmm… The recipe that catches my eye is the One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise. It sounds delicious!!

  50. http://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/rustic-colombian-turkey-soup/ for me, this time of year its all about soup (well mostly because its SNOWING outside AGAIN and it warms my insides up!!)

  51. I would love to try the Southern Italian Turkey Pasta Puttanesca.

  52. I would like to try the turkey Eggplant parmesan.

  53. I would love to try the TURKEY APPLE & KALE GRAIN SALAD

  54. Another Spring recipe i saw on Canadian Turkey that i would like to try is the turkey Eggplant parmesan

  55. Id love to try the OVEN-BAKED TURKEY EGGPLANT PARMESAN

  56. I think the TURKEY APPLE & KALE GRAIN SALAD would be great for a lunch get together.

  57. Florence Cochrane says

    The TURKEY APPLE & KALE GRAIN SALAD would be a recipe I found that I love to make.

  58. Jenny Major says

    I’d like to try the turkey club salad

  59. Wendy Jensen says

    Another Spring recipe I saw on Canadian Turkey that I would like to try is the TURKEY SCALLOPINI WITH MUSHROOMS AND ARTICHOKES IN A MADEIRA AND CREAM SAUCE.

  60. Rustic Columbian Turkey Soup

  61. Dianne G. says

    The Turkey Apple Kale Grain Salad looks like a recipe we would enjoy this spring.

  62. beewbedard says

    we would love to try SMOKY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD

  63. Dana Miller says

    The Rustic Colombian Turkey Soup looks delicious! I love potatoes and capers.

  64. One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise looks fantastic!

  65. the apple wheatberry turkey salad looks tasty and satisfying #nomnomnom

  66. RUSTIC COLOMBIAN TURKEY SOUP sounds really good ! So many good recipes on there !

  67. Travelbuds says

    The HERB INFUSED TASTY ROAST TURKEY looks so good.

  68. The Rustic Colombian Turkey Soup sounds good.

  69. joanne darrell says

    Iwould like to try the Turkey Club Salad.

  70. i’d love to try the turkey club salad!

  71. I’d like to try the RUSTIC COLOMBIAN TURKEY SOUP.

  72. SweetPanda says

    I would love to try the RUSTIC COLOMBIAN TURKEY SOUP

  73. The Thai Turkey Coconut soup looks delicious.

  74. We would like to try the One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise.

  75. Juliee Fitze says

    I would like to make the apple turkey sausage rolls for our next family get together.

  76. I’d love to try the One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise. Looks delicious!

  77. We love having simple but delicious wraps for dinner in the Spring so I’d love to try the Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Turkey Wraps.

  78. Southern Italian Turkey Pasta Puttanesca

  79. Garnet Leib says

    The OVEN-BAKED TURKEY EGGPLANT PARMESAN sounds delicious

  80. Turkey Apple & Kale Grain Salad

  81. Tricia Hope says

    I am trying to add more turkey to my diet,so thanks for this post.I would love to try TURKEY SCALLOPINI WITH MUSHROOMS AND ARTICHOKES IN A MADEIRA AND CREAM SAUCE.

  82. Turkey club salad!

  83. Andrea Williams says

    I would like to try the Turkey Mulligatawny Soup.

  84. I would like to try TURKEY APPLE & KALE GRAIN SALAD

  85. I would like to try:SOUTHERN ITALIAN TURKEY PASTA PUTTANESCA

  86. kristen visser says

    mmm I would love to try the Oven-Baked Turkey Eggplant Parmesan

  87. Brad Kinchen says

    TURKEY SPRING CARBONARA

  88. LILLIAN BROWN says

    I would like to make the ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE

  89. Cathy Oppedisano says

    I’d like to try TURKEY TACO PIZZA. I like mexican flavours, as long as it’s not too hot n’ spicy.

  90. I would like to try the TURKEY APPLE & KALE GRAIN SALAD

  91. Oh wow – I saw these and want to try them: http://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/turkey-apple-meatloaf-muffins/!

  92. I like the Turkey club salad recipe!

  93. Debbie White Beattie says

    I like the Potato-Topped Turkey Meatloaf Bites, they look delicious

  94. I would also like to try the Turkey Club Salad.

  95. I would love to try the Turkey Spring Carbonara

  96. I am going to try to make the rustic-colombian-turkey-soup. It looks awesome.

  97. Elizabeth R says

    I’m going to try the Turkey Spring Carbonara, looks delicious.

  98. The turkey apple and kale grain salad looks amazing for spring!

  99. I would like to try the Turkey Club Salad.

  100. Julie bolduc says

    The Spring Chopped Salad with Grilled Turkey Breast would be great for lunches

  101. Sunshine G says

    The turkey apple and kale salad sounds delicious!

  102. You can’t go wrong with French technique, I’d like the one pot French farmhouse turkey braise.

  103. Patrick Siu says

    id like to try the Rustic Colombian Turkey Soup

  104. Robyn Bellefleur says

    I would love to make the OVEN-BAKED TURKEY EGGPLANT PARMESAN.

  105. I would like to try making the one pot French farmhouse turkey braise this spring.

  106. The Turkey Tacos!

  107. Shelley Butcher says

    Smoky citrus turkey taco salad sounds yummy to me!?

  108. Jennifer C says

    I’d like to try the Turkey Spring Carbonara. This will be a huge hit

  109. Would love to try the turkey tacos.

  110. The OVEN-BAKED TURKEY EGGPLANT PARMESAN looks beautiful!

  111. The ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE looks amazing

  112. Diana Powell says

    BEST EVER TURKEY CHILI sounds awesome . Never made chili with turkey before.

  113. The TURKEY APPLE & KALE GRAIN SALAD looks good!

  114. Nicole Jubleew says

    I really want to try the Spring Supper Souffle. Sounds delicious!

  115. christine w says

    I would like to try turkey spring carbonara.

  116. Brenda Penton says

    I’d like to make the Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

  117. like to try the turkey club salad

  118. Lauraleigh says

    Oh my goodness, I am most definitely going to a make the BACON-WRAPPED TURKEY BITES WITH CRANBERRY-CHIPOTLE for an appetizer for my family Easter at my house this year! Yum!! 🙂

  119. I would like to try the TURKEY APPLE & KALE GRAIN SALAD recipe.

  120. Jenness M says

    I need to make the spaghetti and turkey meatballs!

  121. one pot french farmhouse turkey braise

  122. I would like to try the turkey tacos

  123. I would like to try the Turkey Spring Carbonara recipe -looks delicious!

  124. Spring Chopped Salad with Grilled Turkey Breast sounds great!

  125. Sara Lima says

    The One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise looks so GOOD! Braising might as well be synonymous with ‘delicious’. So good. <3

  126. Jane Reid says

    The Turkey Spring Carbonara sounds great

  127. Marlene J says

    SMOKY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD sounds yummy

  128. Aarone Mawdsley says

    turkey quesadilla looks good

  129. butterflyamyc says

    I would like to try the Rustic Colombian Turkey Soup recipe.

  130. The Turkey Tacos sound yummy!

  131. jlindahlj says

    I’d like to try the SPICE RUBBED TURKEY WITH WILD RICE AND DRIED CHERRY STUFFING

  132. I’d love to try the turkey tacos.

  133. I’d love to try the SMOKY CITRUS TURKEY TACO SALAD. I love taco salad. I’m sure I’d love a turkey taco salad

  134. Julie-Lynne McCann says

    turkey club spinach wrap!

  135. I think the Turkey Spring Carbonara would be a great recipe for spring with the asparagus.

  136. SPICE RUBBED TURKEY WITH WILD RICE AND DRIED CHERRY STUFFING sounds delicious!

  137. Tammy Harrison says

    I would love to try the SPINACH AND RICOTTA STUFFED TURKEY BREAST

  138. I’d like to try the Lemony Turkey and Asparagus Hand Pies.

  139. I would like to try the Caesar Turkey Schnitzel Sandwich….sounds Delish

  140. Contest Joy says

    The Turkey Sauerbraten looks very tasty! I want to try that recipe. 🙂 THanks

  141. Would like to try the oven-baked turkey eggplant parmesan.

  142. Crystal Wonitoy says

    I definitely want to try the One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise recipe.

  143. There are some amazing recipes on their site but I would really enjoy the
    SPICE RUBBED TURKEY WITH WILD RICE AND DRIED CHERRY STUFFING!! YUMMO!

  144. nenasinclair says

    I would love to make the ONE POT FRENCH FARMHOUSE TURKEY BRAISE!

  145. Erica Seaman says

    RUSTIC COLOMBIAN TURKEY SOUP looks delicious.

  146. Patrick Miller says

    The One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise sounds great!

  147. edmontonjb says

    The apple cheddar turkey burgers sound perfect for griling

    ~Jonnie

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  149. Maria McLachlan says

    I like the sounds of SPAGHETTI AND TURKEY MEATBALLS

  150. Jennifer P. says

    I think the Cali Fresh Turkey Bowl looks like a great spring recipe that I would love to try!

  151. joanne darrell says

    The turkey club is something I would use for any leftovers.

  152. Angela September says

    the One Pot French Farmhouse Turkey Braise looks like it would be perfect with my new dutch oven that someone gifted us!

  153. Connie Bocsik says

    Turkey Chilli!! Sounds so yummy!

  154. so excited LOL, I grabbed a turkey on the weekend and will be making it this friday the 7th!!!

  155. Caryn Coates says

    I would love to try the PEACH GLAZED ROASTED TURKEY BREAST

  156. Hawaian kabobs look amazing!

  157. I’d like to try the Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs. We already do meatballs with beef so it’ll be interesting to see how using Turkey will taste different.

  158. I’d love to try the BBQ Turkey Club with Spicy Mayo!

  159. Angela Mitchell says

    I would love to try the ELEGANT & EASY EASTER ROAST TURKEY recipe.

  160. crystal porter says

    The TURKEY APPLE & KALE GRAIN SALAD looks so good!

  161. I’ll try the Rustic Colombian Turkey Soup.

  162. Lin Gorenkoff says

    I want to try the Turkey Eggplant Parmesan.

  163. janicour says

    I would love to try Cajun Slow Cooker
    Cornbread-Stuffed Turkey
    Roast with Collard Style
    Spicy Greens

  164. toandfroblog says

    I made a chicken carmelized onion alfredo pizza lastnight. I bet it would be good with turkey too!

  165. I would really love to try the Turkey Sauerbraten. I was amazed to see one of the ingredients are ginger cookies. A definite must try recipe!

  166. The Turkey Apple & Kale Grain Salad also sounds delicious!

  167. The Apple, caramelized onion glazed turkey drumsticks look so good! I’d love to try those

  168. The Turkey Ranch Wraps sound delicious and light for Spring. Thanks so much.

  169. good luck everyone

  170. Debbie Kennedy says

    SQUASH, TURKEY AND ZUCCHINI SOUP sounds delicious

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