Turkey Cranberry Pasta

Mains | 30 Minutes or Less | Pasta & Grains

SERVES 12 - START TO FINISH: 20 minutes
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Cooking Notes

Inspired by Mosaic Catering and Events, Fargo, ND

Turkey Cranberry Pasta

1 pound Cavatappi pasta, or other short spiral pasta
8 ounces  (1 ½ cups) carved turkey breast, chopped in bite-size pieces
½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
½ cups sliced almonds
½ shallot finely chopped  (1/4 cup chopped)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup light poppy seed dressing (bottled or attached recipe)
salt and black pepper to taste

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain well and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, chop the turkey, if necessary. Set aside. In a small skillet, heat the oil and toast the almonds over low heat for 3 minutes. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, turkey, toasted almonds, cranberries and dressing and toss to mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 24 hours.

Turkey Cranberry Pasta

Approximate Values Per Serving with light bottled dressing: 251 calories , 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 7 mg cholesterol, 10 g protein, 37 g carbohydrates, 2.2 g dietary fiber, 225 mg sodium

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