Recipe: Healthy Turkey Stroganoff

A hearty dish that’s easy to put together
skillet of ground turkey stroganoff

Here’s a hearty dish for cool weather that’s easy to put together. The extra lean turkey breast provides protein. The mushrooms, onions and peas add vitamins and minerals. The whole-wheat noodles provide fiber. Guaranteed to please the whole family!

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked 100% whole-wheat, extra-wide noodles
  • 8 ounces ground white meat turkey breast, extra lean and skinless
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 packets mushroom gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and follow cooking directions. When fully cooked, drain pasta.
  2. In a large non-stick pan or a pan coated with non-stick cooking spray, sauté the ground turkey breast, mushrooms and onions. Cook thoroughly over medium heat. Drain any liquid remaining.
  3. Microwave peas or steam them on stove.
  4. In a saucepan, cook mushroom mix as directed. Whisk in light sour cream when finished to avoid curdling.
  5. In a serving bowl, combine drained noodles, ground turkey mixture and thawed peas. Pour mushroom and sour cream mix over noodles, and mix gently. Serve with a side dish of steamed vegetables or a tossed salad.

Ingredient health benefits

  • Whole-wheat pasta: Always a nutritious choice, whole-wheat pasta is full of whole grains, which support your health in many ways. For starters, they’re rich in fiber, which keeps you fuller for longer, and are even good for your brain.
  • Mushrooms: In popular culture, these fungi are famous for helping out a beloved, mustachioed plumber — but he’s not the only one who benefits from eating them! Mushrooms have many important vitamins and minerals, like potassium, which helps your body regulate blood pressure, and zinc, which boosts your immune system.
  • Onions: The perks of these edible bulbs aren’t often talked about, but onions are high in antioxidants like immunity-boosting vitamin C. They also have prebiotics and fiber, which your gut will thank you for.
  • Peas: A perfect example of how good things come in small packages, green peas are a great source of vitamin B6 and butyrate. These essential nutrients support many body systems, from your brain down to your gut.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings
Serving = 1/2 cup

Calories: 310
Carbohydrate: 44 g
Protein: 21 g
Total fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 34 mg
Sodium: 641 mg
Potassium: 179 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar:  5 g

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