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Quinoa Pasta alla Turkey Bolognese

This recipe comes to us from Chef Joey Santos, of Kitchit.

Makes 4

1 box quinoa pasta (brown rice pasta also works)

1.5 lbs ground turkey (dark meat preferable)

1 small carrot, grated

1 large jar of good (organic) tomato sauce

2 cloves garlic, chopped

olive oil

1 small bunch fresh basil, chopped

fresh parmigiano reggiano

salt & pepper to taste

1. Cook pasta as directed on package.

2. Sauté garlic in 1 teaspoon olive oil for one minute. Add turkey and carrot. Sauté until brown and cooked through.

3. Fold in tomato sauce and bring to a light simmer. Let cook for at least 20 minutes until the meat has melted into the sauce.

4. Toss with cooked pasta. Drizzle olive oil over the top, add basil and fresh-grated parmigiano reggiano and serve.