Turkey Fettuccine | 20 Minute Meals

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Have some leftovers from Thanksgiving festivities that you are getting sick and tired of eating every night for dinner? That’s kind of how I felt after I made some Thanksgiving pot pie and then was home alone all week, which meant it was Thanksgiving pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fortunately, I still had half of the ingredients leftover from my Thanksgiving pie, which meant I had the fun opportunity to make them into something entirely new from them – and not remotely related to Thanksgiving. I quickly cooked the ground turkey and sauteed the vegetables until tender.

Then I added my favorite pasta marinara sauce and some fettuccine noodles. When everything was stirred together, it became a some what healthier alternative to your traditional beef and spaghetti noodles night, which we all have, I’m sure.


Turkey Fettuccine | 20 Minute Meals

The Starving Chef
Leftover Thanksgiving ingredients can make more than you'd expect! Tonight we'll transform traditional T-day ingredients into a fancy fettuccine noodle dish!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Fall, What’s In My Fridge Door
Cuisine Fall Foods
Servings 4


  • 8 oz ground turkey
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • ½ cup leek
  • ½ cup frozen peas, carrots & green bean medley
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup favorite marinara sauce
  • ½ box fettuccine noodles
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a large pan over medium high heat, brown and crumble the ground turkey until no longer pink. Remove from pan and wipe pan clean.
  • Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the fettuccine noodles and cook according to the instructions on the side of the box. Drain and set aside.
  • Add two tablespoons of butter to the pan over medium heat. Saute the chopped onion and leek until tender, then add the frozen vegetables and cook until heated through.
  • Return the ground turkey to the pan and stir well to combine. Pour the marinara sauce over the turkey and cover. Reduce heat and stir occasionally, until sauce is heated through.
  • Toss the noodles into the pan with the meat sauce and stir until the noodles are completely covered. Served right away with garlic bread and enjoy!
Keyword noodles, pasta, turkey
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