Turkey & Pasta Skillet Dinner

Turkey Pasta Skillet

Another easy, one-pan dinner for 2.
Feel free to add cheese to finish…. We’re minding our calories at the moment.


  • 8oz (250gr) turkey breast meat, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8oz (250gr) butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium rib celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups (15oz, 450gr) whole tomatoes, peeled, chopped, juices reserved
  • 1 cup (8oz, 250ml) chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cup (4oz, 125gr) pasta  penne, rigatoni, fusilli


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion, celery, and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Add chili powder and sauté briefly.
  • Add turkey, squash, garlic, and sauté until turkey starts to brown, 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, their juices, oregano, broth, pasta, and bring to a simmer.
  • Turn heat down if needed, cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally to keep pasta from sticking, add more broth if needed.
  • Serve from skillet.


Substitute chicken breasts, ground turkey, or anything you want.


Keywords: skillet dinner, turkey, pasta, butternut squash

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