Light & Creamy Turkey Pasta2013-04-25
- Course: Main
- Servings : 2
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 15m
This dish tastes AMAZING, and given how creamy it is you would never guess that it’s actually super low in calories.
This recipe is perfect for those trying to lose weight as it’s high in protein, which helps us to feel fuller for longer and low in fat, which means low in calories (it uses lean turkey & light cream cheese).
- 250g turkey breast
- 1 onion
- 150g mushrooms
- 2 tbsp lemon zest
- 100g extra light chive & onion (or garlic & herb) cream cheese
- 1 tbsp chopped chives
- 2 spring onions
- low calorie spray oil
- 2-400g of Eat Water pasta or 150g of regular pasta*
*all pasta has a low GI (meaning it releases its energy slowly), choose whole-wheat for additional health benefits including extra fibre and minerals and choose fresh pasta if you tend to suffer from bloating (it’s easier to digest!)
Cut the turkey breasts into strips and add to a non-stick pan sprayed with low-calorie oil. Fry for ~5 minutes until just cooked.
Slice your vegetables and add the onion to the pan for 1-2 minutes before adding the mushrooms and spring onions and frying for 2-3 minutes.
When the vegetables are soft add the cream cheese and stir well before adding the chives and lemon zest.
Serve with fresh or dried ribbon pasta (I chose the Eat Water Fettuccine pasta which is ready in 2 minutes) and lots of ground black pepper.
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