Ground Turkey Pesto Yellow Squash and Zucchini Noodles
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Ground Turkey Pesto Yellow Squash and Zucchini Noodles

This Ground Turkey Pesto Yellow Squash and Zucchini Noodles is made with a Padnero Spiralizer, delicious served wtih Parmesan cheese.
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 -8

Ingredients

  • 3.5 lbs. small zucchini and yellow squash, cut into noodle strips with a spiralizer or mandolin (I used organic from Costco)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion minced
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 4 oz. mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste I used DeLallo‚Äôs Sweet Tomato Basil Paste, but you can use regular tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto I buy at Costco
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or more to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese or to taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions

  • Make the squash and zucchini noodles using a spiralizer.
  • In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and saute the zucchini noodles until tender, stirring regularly, about 2-3 minutes. Lightly salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In the same pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil, onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook until translucent. Set aside.
  • In the same pan over medium-high heat, cook the ground turkey until light brown, about 5 minutes. Lightly salt and pepper.
  • Add tomato paste, prepared pesto, and tomato paste to the meat and mix together.
  • Add in the onion and mushroom mixture to the meat; gently stir and heat on low heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve the sauce over the zucchini noodles. Sprinkle with Crushed Red Pepper Flakes and Parmesan cheese.