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Turkey Primavera

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 4 people

Here's a quick and inventive way to use leftover turkey, that gives you meat, pasta and vegetables all together in one easy-to-make dish.


cost per recipe: $14.26

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrot, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup green pepper or red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch long strips
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
  • 4 cups cooked spaghetti (from about 8 ounces dry) (save time by prepping the rest of the ingredients while the spaghetti cooks)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Tips

    • Can I use my leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? YES!  Use either light or dark meat, they both work great.
    • No leftovers? You can also use 3 cans (4.5 ounces each) or 1 can (12.5 ounces) Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained, for the turkey in this recipe.
  • Step 1

    Stir the cornstarch and 1/4 cup broth in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth.

  • Step 2

    Heat the remaining broth, garlic powder, broccoli, carrots, pepper and onion in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens. Stir in the turkey and cook until the mixture is hot.  Add the spaghetti and cheese and toss to coat.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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  • Turkey Primavera

    December 11, 2011

    I substituted the turkey with some skinless chicken breast and seasoned them with lemon pepper. DELICIOUS!

  • Turkey Primavera

    Elizabeth R.
    November 28, 2011

    Great--good presentation, healthy, fillling. If someone doesn't like it, perhaps they should change how they cook the turkey in the first place

  • Turkey Primavera

    January 30, 2007

    At first I rated this one a four but I had to change my rating, when my husband and son LOVED it!

  • Turkey Primavera

    January 29, 2007

    I made it with leftover chicken, my husband had grilled on his pit. I also added an entire bag of parmesean cheese. Yum!

  • Turkey Primavera

    November 28, 2005

    Very little flavor. Not worth my time.

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Made With

Calories 358
Total Fat 3 g
Sat. Fat 0.9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 511 mg
Total Carb 53 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 4 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 27 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 7 %DV
Iron 13 %DV
Potassium 12 %DV
Calories 373
Total Fat 3 g
Sat. Fat 1.1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 356 mg
Total Carb 54 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 29 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 9 %DV
Iron 15 %DV
Potassium 12 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.