This warming dish appeals to children and adults alike, so it makes an ideal family meal. It is a good example of an everyday dish in which vegetables, pasta and breadcrumbs extend a modest portion of a protein food, which, being turkey or chicken or chicken breast, means the dish is low in fat too. Serve with a salad, and a fruity pudding to follow.
Use spinach-flavoured pasta shapes. * The leeks and carrots can be replaced by 450 g (1 lb) broccoli florets and 170 g (6 oz) button mushrooms. Simmer the broccoli for only 4–5 minutes; cook the mushrooms – sliced if large – with the turkey.
Turkey is one of the lowest-fat meats available, and most of the fat is in the skin, which is removed here. * Being a starchy carbohydrate, pasta is an excellent energy-giving and satisfying food for all the family. The energy is slowly released as the pasta is digested, so helping to prevent between-meal hunger pangs.
A, B12, C, niacin, calcium * B1, B6, folate, copper, iron, potassium, selenium * B2
This recipe is delicious. The creamy sauce is just the right consistency. I only used one stock cube for the 750ml of stock (I didn't use any wine) but I'll use an extra half a stock cube next time. I had the breadcrumbs in the freezer so that saved time. - 10 Nov 2008
Used different ingredients. I used two large chicken breasts and about 3oz cheddar cheese for the topping - 10 Nov 2008
Great dish for me as a novice. Family enjoyed it too. Recipe which can also be altered easily to suit the family. Result. - 16 Feb 2014