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Penne with ground turkey ragu


  • Place a pot over medium to high heat.
  • Coarsely chop the onion and finely chop the garlic.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the pot and add the onion, garlic, thyme and ground turkey. Sauté until the turkey is golden.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir until it dissolves.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, water, sugar, cumin, bay leaves, bouillon cube, salt and pepper.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Place a pot full of water over high heat.
  • As soon as the water comes to a boil, add the salt and the penne pasta.
  • Boil for 10-12 minutes.

For the béchamel sauce

  • Place a pot over medium heat and add the butter.
  • As soon as it melts, add the flour and stir until completely incorporated.
  • Add the milk in 5 batches while whisking constantly. Wait until each batch is completely incorporated before adding the next.
  • Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg. Whisk until the béchamel sauce becomes thick and creamy.

To assemble

  • Drain the penne, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and toss.
  • Transfer to a serving platter.
  • Spread the turkey ragu over the pasta and pour the béchamel sauce on top.
  • Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, pepper, thyme and grated cheese.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
36 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
42 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
57 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
29 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
14 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
72 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
25 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
26 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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