One Pot Turkey Spaghetti, Gluten-free Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

Six weeks. S I X  W E E K S!

Then, I’ll be a sleep deprived mom who probably won’t be reeeeal eager to jump right back into the kitchen. Just a thought.

With that in mind, all I can really think about are super easy meals that my husband can make. Helloooo ONE pot turkey spaghetti.

My friend, Camille [from Camille Styles] just had a baby and had asked me to come up with an easy meal that’s perfect for any new mom to share why she was out on maternity leave.

I thought a good one pot meal would be perfect for that.

Okay, can we please take a moment and check out how cute her little girl is. I know, seriously.

 

 

I love spaghetti. Ben loves meat. I just married the two together, in one pot.

Key words, ONE  POT.

It’s easy, delicious and a good balance of carbs and protein. However, you’ll have to add your veggies on the side or throw in some spinach.

New mom or not, enjoy!

 

 

One Pot Turkey Spaghetti Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 ounces lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes – optional
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + ground pepper, to taste
  • 14 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 6 ounces gluten-free spaghetti [whole wheat or regular], break in half
  • Parmesan cheese, optional

 

Directions

In a large saucepan, cook ground turkey, onions, red pepper flakes if using, garlic and season with salt & pepper. Cook until meat is practically cooked through and onions are tender. It will continue to cook with the rest of the ingredients.

Add broth, water, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil.

Stir in broken spaghetti. Return to a boil and continue to stir to avoid pasta from sticking to the bottom. Taste test – add more salt or seasoning if needed. Reduce heat slightly to a gentle boil for 17-20 minutes or until the spaghetti is tender. Stir frequently. Remove bay leaf.

Serve with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!

 

Serves 4

 

*gluten-free *dairy-free, optional

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  • Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    I can’t believe how close you are!! These six weeks are going to fly! :-)

    This looks like the perfect comforting quick meal for before and after baby. And love the GF twist!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Holy Lord of everything.

  • http://twitter.com/GloriousTreats Glory Albin

    Yum, this looks so good! I think this will go right on our menu for this week!

  • http://sensualappeal.wordpress.com/ Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

    This is really awesome, I love how creamy the sauce looks like, and I am a huge fan of having all of the pasta covered in the sauce so this one pot thing is perfect for me. As a college student, I’m all for quick and easy :)

  • Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    Yup, this is definitely my kind of meal. I love simple pasta dishes that can be made in one pot – I make one almost every week. I can’t believe it is just 6 weeks away, I feel like you just announced on here that you were pregnant! Hope you are feeling well!

  • Marianne

    Whats your favorite pasta for this dish?

  • carrian-sweet basil

    Scrumptious, and hooray for 6 weeks!!!!! Get that ebook done! Lots of prayers that things get done, and you can feel totally ready.

  • WithStyleGrace

    I personally like Jovial brown rice pasta or you can do a quinoa/corn pasta as well – http://jovialfoods.com/brown-rice-pasta-gf.html

  • WithStyleGrace

    I know, time is flying right now!

  • WithStyleGrace

    Thanks love! So far, I’m cranking on this ebook like a mad woman. Hoping to enjoy/rest/nest the last 2 weeks before he gets here. We’ll see :)

  • http://twitter.com/amandaformaro Amanda Formaro

    Sounds wonderful, I bet it’s delicious!

  • shelly (cookies and cups)

    I really need to try the gluten free pasta…
    This looks amazing!

  • Chrissy

    Looks delicious! So excited for you!

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  • AlyssaRimmer

    Congrats on the 6 week mark!! He’ll be here before you know and you’ll be the happiest new mama. Love the idea of cooking the spaghetti in the sauce – going to have to try that one out with my next batch for sure!

  • Lexie’s Kitchen

    I can’t believe it! Only 6 more weeks. We are all soooo excited for you (and about this one pot spaghetti!) xoLexie

  • Rachel Cooks

    This looks soooo good! Love the consistency.

  • bigbearswife

    ooo man, I love Spaghetti!

  • Carla Walker

    Love that this is gluten free! It looks amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/MyFoodThoughts Brian Samuels

    Hopefully at that point you’ll be eating real, adult food again ;-) But, yeah, you wont’ have much time. This one pot dish will be perfect for when the little one is around!

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    Alright, I’m going to have to come up with a way to adapt this as meatless because I LOVE the idea of making something like this in one pot. Love! You are so smart. :)

  • http://twitter.com/theyearinfood Kimberley H.

    I love your gluten free recipes. (I’m gluten free too!) And I love one pot meals involving pasta. Perhaps you can freeze a ton of it for those sleep deprived days and nights to come?

  • http://twitter.com/alisonlewis Alison Lewis

    on my list for next week!!

  • http://twitter.com/JeanettesHealth Jeanette Chen

    Can’t believe you only have 6 more weeks until you’re a mommy! My boys love a good meat sauce – I happen to have a pack of ground turkey in my fridge and was thinking of making meat sauce tonight, so your recipe is so timely!

  • http://twitter.com/SpicyPerspectiv Sommer Collier

    Heavenly comfort on a plate!! Mmmmm.

  • Carolyn

    Love one-pot dishes, they make my life so easy!

  • Courtney

    This looks so delicious! Do you think it would work with regular (not gluten free) spaghetti?

    Also, I’m just a week ahead of you in my pregnancy…I can’t believe there’s so little time left! Good luck!

  • Courtney

    (Is that a weird thing to say — Good luck? I feel like it was. Well, I basically just meant: Yay! We’re both about to have a baby!)

  • WithStyleGrace

    Oh of course! Any of my pasta recipes can be substituted for regular pasta – the cooking time might be the only difference.

    Congrats!!! Isn’t is crazy, it’s just around the corner?? haha, I took ‘good luck’ as a positive thing, not to worry :) Best wishes to you!!

  • WithStyleGrace

    Thank you! Yes absolutely, thinking I’ll be freezing a few batches of this!

  • WithStyleGrace

    Oh yeah, you can definitely make this meatless & also replace the pasta with a whole wheat or whatever the family prefers :) Enjoy!

  • Courtney

    Oh good! I just wasn’t sure if it would cook properly. I love gluten-free pasta, but my step-daughter and husband aren’t sold. And this looks perfect for tonight. Thanks for responding.

    Glad you took good luck as positive. ;) And thanks for the best wishes! Same to you!

  • WithStyleGrace

    It could be the type of gluten-free pasta – maybe try Jovial brown rice pasta and don’t tell them it’s gluten-free until after… I’ve done that before :)

  • Cori

    Has anyone tried ground chicken? I bought some organic ground chicken on super sale and have been looking for yummy ways to eat it. Thinking I might try this…

  • WithStyleGrace

    yes, you can certainly use ground chicken!