Quick Turkey-Tomato Pasta Sauce

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Quick Turkey Tomato Pasta Sauce

This is a simple, nutritious, and delicious pasta sauce.  It's very kid-friendly, and it is a great, quick and easy dinner on a busy school night — or any night!  
 

Over pasta (or Brown Rice), this sauce makes for a wonderful well rounded meal.  All cooked in one pan!  And a comfort food, too!

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, or finely chopped marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Serves 4 to 6
Prep time: less than 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Coat a medium-sized saute pan with olive oil.  Place it over medium heat and add the onion and garlic.  Cook until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the turkey and saute until it's cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Add the pesto or sun-dried tomatoes, tomato puree, and peas and reduce the heat to low.  Simmer for about 5 more minutes and season generously with salt and pepper.

An additional note:  

Tomatoes are chock full of nutrients! They're a super food!