Turkey Alfredo

1 lb. ground turkey

¼ cup carrots, finely chopped

¼ cup celery, finely chopped

¼ cup yellow onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 ½ tsp. fennel seed, crushed (optional)

2 bay leaves

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 ½-2 Tbsp. flour

½ cup diced tomatoes

½ cup frozen spinach

1 cup chicken broth

½ cup soy milk and or ½ cup dry white wine

1 box pasta, either fettuccini or a ziti

1 Tbsp. dried parsley or 2 ½ Tbsp. fresh

On medium-high heat, in a deep skillet, heat oil, add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, fennel seed and bay leaves and cook until vegetables begin to brown.  Add ground turkey and let cook for about 5 minutes or until turkey has browned. Add the flour and mix well to incorporate with the turkey mixture. Add the spinach and mix well. Add diced tomatoes and chicken broth and bring to a low simmer. Cook for about 3-5 minutes or until mixture has slightly thickened and reduced. Add soy milk and white wine and let the mixture cook until the sauce is reduced, about 20 minutes. While sauce is simmering, cook pasta according to directions on box.

To serve, pour hot turkey alfredo over pasta and garnish with some fresh or dried parsley.

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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