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One Pot Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta Dinner

One Pot Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta Dinner - Photo

This easy One Pot Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta Dinner comes together in 30 minutes and is one of our family favorites!  It is gluten and dairy free adaptable and the perfect weeknight meal! I hate doing dishes and really love that this whole meal can cook in one pot (similar to sheet pan meals!).  It is my goal to try and develop a few more like this.  This easy meal comes together with less than 10 ingredients.  Check out how to make it here.

One Pan Ground Turkey, Pasta and Broccoli Dinner - Photo

Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta Dinner Adaptations

  • Pasta – use any short pasta shape, gluten free pasta or veggie based (just keep an eye on the time some pastas may take shorter and some may take longer to cook)
  • Ground Turkey – ground chicken, lean ground beef or sausage out of the casings would also work great
  • You could add 1 – 2 tbsp of tomato paste if you want a tomato flavor
  • To make it dairy free skip the parmesan cheese or add dairy free parmesan substitute
  • Broccoli – peas or cauliflower would also work!
  • Fresh Herbs – finish off with fresh basil, sage, rosemary or parsley for added flavor!
  • Cheese – for a creamier version add goat cheese or a splash of cream at the end

Ground Turkey, Pasta & Broccoli Dinner - Photo

One Pot Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta Dinner - Photo

One Pot Ground Turkey & Broccoli Pasta Dinner

3 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Course:Main Course
Keyword:broccoli, family dinner, Gluten Free, ground turkey, Kid Friendly, one pot, Pasta


  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs lean ground turkey I used 1 lb 12 oz
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 lb broccoli florets chopped small
  • 1 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder
  • 2 cups 6-7 ounces any short pasta (gluten free works too!) see note if you only have long pasta
  • 3 cups veggie or chicken stock low sodium
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated plus extra for serving if you want


  • Preheat large Dutch oven or pot on medium heat and add oil
  • Add ground turkey, minced garlic and salt and cook for 5 - 10 minutes or until lightly browned (break into pieces and stir with spatula).
  • Add white wine to deglaze pan and to get the browned bits that have stuck to the pan
  • Add broccoli, pasta, chicken broth and remaining tsp of salt and stir until everything is combined and mostly covered with the chicken broth.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes (until pasta and broccoli are cooked). I normally stir it half way through but you don’t have to. Note: Brown rice and any gluten free pasta cooks faster than wheat.
  • Add Parmesan cheese, gently stir and serve hot.


You can adapt and use gluten free pasta - the cooking time varies slightly.
For longer pastas such as penne the cooking time will be a little longer and you will need about another 1/2 cup of chicken broth
If you are dairy free you can skip the parmesan cheese or use a dairy free alternative such as this one.  
Watch me make it here.  
Did you make this recipe?I would love to see your creations! Snap a picture and tag @kristanwatson or #foodplaygo on Social Media!



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