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How to Make Cheesy turkey and broccoli spaghetti
less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
Serves 4–6 (suitable for a family of 6)
- 375g/13oz dried spaghetti
- 1 head broccoli
- 375g/13oz turkey breast
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion
- 25g/1oz plain flour
- 1 chicken stock
- 450ml/16fl oz milk
- 50g/1¾oz cheddar
- salt and ground black pepper
Half fill a large saucepan with water, cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Add the spaghetti and cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to separate the strands. Then add the broccoli to the pasta and cook for 2–3 minutes more, or until the spaghetti and broccoli are just tender.
While the pasta is cooking, season the turkey pieces with a little salt and some ground black pepper. Heat a tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan for a few seconds and fry the turkey over a medium-high heat for 3–4 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring regularly. Tip onto a plate.
Return the pan to the heat, add the remaining oil and fry the onion over a high heat for 3–4 minutes, or until softened and lightly browned, stirring regularly.
Reduce the heat to medium, sprinkle the flour over the onion and stir well. Crumble over the stock cube and gradually start adding the milk, just a little at a time, stirring well between each addition.
Once all the milk is added, return the turkey to the pan, add the cheese and bring the sauce to a gentle simmer. Cook for 2–3 minutes more, stirring constantly. Add ground black pepper to taste.
Drain the pasta and broccoli in a large colander then return to the pan and stir in the turkey mixture. Toss well together and serve immediately.