Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta

5 from 63 reviews

30 minute pasta with ground turkey and broccoli cooked in one pot. You will repeat this healthy and kid friendly dinner again and again.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: One Pot
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American Ukrainian


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 3 cups any short pasta
  • 3 cups veggie or chicken stock, low sodium
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb broccoli florets
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 12 garlic cloves, grated
  • Red pepper flakes, a pinch
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat large Dutch oven or pot on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion and saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add ground turkey and cook for 5 minutes, breaking into pieces and stirring with spatula. Add pasta, stock, salt and pepper; stir and level with spatula.
  3. Then cover and cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes, checking after 10 minutes. Brown rice and any gluten free pasta cooks faster than wheat.
  4. When past is al dente (not too soft, so it doesn’t become a mush), turn off heat and add broccoli, tomato,  garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Add parsley and Parmesan cheese, gently stir and serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. I wouldn’t recommend freezing.


If you like soft cooked broccoli, add it 3 minutes earlier or use frozen broccoli.

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