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Skillet Turkey Pasta Supper

This classic, one-pan meal is perfect for those nights when you want to treat your family to something delicious and hearty without the big cleanup. For added creaminess, add a generous dollop of sour cream!

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

20 min

Total Time

30 min


  • high-sided large, non-stick skillet
  • bowl
  • whisk or fork


  • 1 pkg (450 g) ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) ketchup
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) elbow macaroni pasta
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
  • 3 tbsp (45mL) chopped, fresh chives or parsley


  1. In a high-sided large, non-stick skillet, cook turkey, carrot and onion over medium-high heat; breaking up turkey with a spoon, until no longer pink. Stir in garlic, zucchini, ketchup, paprika, salt and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes or until zucchini is softened.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together milk and flour. Add milk mixture, broth and macaroni to skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook, stirring often for about 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.
  3. Sour cream dollop: Stir together sour cream and chopped fresh chives or parsley and add a dollop to each serving.