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This is a big skillet of turkey pasta primavera. There are penne noodles with spinach, tomatoes, chiles, and turkey mixed on. Parmesan cheese is sprinkled on top.
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5 from 20 votes

Turkey Pasta Primavera

Primavera might mean “spring,” but any time’s a good time to try out this incredible ground turkey pasta dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey pasta, veggie pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Jordan Smith


  • skillet


  • 8 oz box of Banza Penne Pasta cooked (8 oz dry or 16 oz cooked)
  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper


  • Place a pot of salted water over medium-high heat and bring water to boil. Cook pasta according to the package. Strain and set aside when finished cooking.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to cover the skillet. Add onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Cook for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally.
  • Add turkey meat and seasonings (salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, red pepper). Cook for another 7 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Drain the excess grease from the skillet.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the canned tomatoes to the pot. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta noodles and spinach.Let sit for another minute or two until the spinach wilts.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and enjoy!
  • To portion, divide into 6ths; for a more exact portion measurement, divide total food weight (not including dish) by 6.


  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • To make dairy free, omit cheese or use dairy-free cheese.
*To log on MFP search: Jordo’s World Turkey Pasta Primavera


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12.4g