1lb. penne or bow tie pasta
1 lb. ground turkey
24 oz. pre-made marinara sauce (homemade or store bought)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons butter
1 large red pepper (chopped)
1 small onion (chopped)
1 1/2 cups button mushrooms (chopped)
Bring large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add some salt and the pasta. Cook to al dente.
Over medium/low heat, warm the marinara sauce.
In large sauté pan, over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add onion and red pepper and sauté (2 min) then add in the mushrooms. Add 1 teaspoon of butter, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper and continue to sauté until vegetables are softened and well cooked (edges browned). At the same time, in another skillet, brown the ground turkey over medium heat, sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder and sauté until cooked through.
Once browned, add ground turkey into pan with vegetables. Reduce heat to low/simmer. Add marinara sauce to skillet, along with two tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese. Mix well and leave on very low simmer.
Drain pasta. Mix one tablespoon of butter into drained pasta. Add pasta to skillet with vegetables, ground turkey and sauce. Take off heat. Toss well and top with more grated Parmesan to taste.