Friday, September 16, 2005

New favorite?

Awww - such a happy puppy dog. This was taken after he was done running around outside trying to find his little salamander buddies! He tries for hours to catch them but they are just too speedy for him!Didn't get a chance to bake anything new today. Although we did try a another new pasta dish and this one could easily become one of my favorites! It is very quick to throw together and I usually have all these ingredients on hand. This has a thick and chunky tomato sauce with just enough juice so the pasta is well coated. Next time I might add a few shakes of red pepper flakes but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing! Grated Asiago brings a nice finish on top and brings together the pasta and sauce.

Turkey Bolognese(CL)

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
12 ounces ground turkey breast
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can no salt-added tomato sauce
4 cups hot cooked penne pasta
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Asiago cheese

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

Increase heat to medium-high. Add turkey, and cook 4 minutes or until turkey is browned, stirring to crumble. Add oregano and next 7 ingredients (oregano through tomato sauce); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in pasta; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese. Serves 4.


  1. Joe, the pasta looks great. Coincidentally, I just bought some shredded Asiago today.

  2. This looks like a good weekday meal...I might try it with Boca crumbles instead of the turkey.

  3. I hate to sound like an old lady, but, "I could just eat that little face up!" What a cute little dog, and I'm sure, a very fierce little salamander hunter.

    My husband and I were very seriously eyeing the smoked tomato-sauce/stuffed shell recipe from the other day; it will most likely wait 'till cold weather comes.

    You have a very interesting and varied diet. I hope your family realizes how lucky they are to indulge in such wonderfully thought-out meals each night.

  4. Awww, what a cute face. Looks like a lot of fur for Arizona, though. Does he get overheated very often? Our dog has thick black fur and sometimes the heat is too much for her...and we're only in Ohio.

  5. such a beautiful dog! Samoyed?
    mmm you make so much tasty looking pasta, i just bought the cheese/spinach/pasta to try that stuffed pasta recipe you posted a while ago. cant wait ;)

  6. Anna - Thanks! I've really grown to like Asiago

    Crystal - Great change with the boca... I might use that one!

    S'kat - Thanks! I hope you are able to make the shell's - the are very good!

    Alice - He actually does pretty well considering. I was worried at first but it does not seem to bother him at all. We see a fair amount of these types out here!

    Catesa - American Eskimoe! Close though - they look alike!