Turkey Pasta Special

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Turkey Pasta Special is a quick easy tasty recipe, enjoyed by my family that I have created myself. I used the innovative combination of creme fraiche and grated cheese, to avoid the potential disaster of a lumpy roux sauce. I have chosen to serve with macaroni, as this is my children’s favourite, but you may substitute any pasta of your choice.  Similarly, the choice of vegetables can be varied, such as broccoli, red peppers and mushrooms.  The recipe is very versatile, as the Turkey Special could be served with rice or salad instead of pasta.

Ingredients (serves 2 adults and 2 children)

500g diced British turkey breast
150g carrots (red tractor assured)
100g dwarf green beans (red tractor assured)
75g leeks (red tractor assured)
1 clove of garlic
600ml creme fraiche (red tractor assured)
150g cheddar cheese (red tractor assured)
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of olive oil
250g macaroni (75g per adult and 50g per child)

Method

Chop the carrots, baton style.
Top and tail the beans. Cut any long ones in two pieces.
Chop the leek and garlic.
Grate the cheese.
Bring two large saucepans of water to the boil.
Add a tablespoonful of olive oil to one of the pans.
Add the macaroni to this pan of boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes.
Add a pinch of salt and the carrots to the other pan.
2 minutes later, add the green beans to the carrots.
Cook carrots and beans until they are al dente.
Meanwhile, heat a tablespoonful of olive oil in a wok and brown the turkey with the garlic.
After 4 minutes, add the leek to the turkey and cook for a further 4 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Drain the carrots and beans and add to the turkey.
Stir in the creme fraiche and the grated cheese.
Continue to cook for 2 minutes, to allow the sauce to heat through.
Drain the macaroni and serve.
Top with the turkey special.
Enjoy.

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Brown the turkey

Brown the turkey

Add the leek

Add the leek

Add the carrots and beans

Add the carrots and beans

Add the creme fraiche and cheese

Add the creme fraiche and cheese

Serve with macaroni

Serve with macaroni

Disclosure: This is my entry for the British Turkey Blogger Recipe Competition. I have been reimbursed for the cost of the turkey and Red Tractor products.

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