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Lemon Turkey Orzo Pasta

Lemon Turkey Orzo Pasta

What’s orzo? It’s more substantial than rice, but less substantial than pasta — which makes this Italian weeknight dinner recipe just right. Garlic, parmesan, lemon and lean turkey come together at under 500 calories per serving!

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servings Makes 4 servings 4
preparation time PREP Under 15 minutes
total time TOTAL 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ (24-ounce) JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin, sliced into 3/8-inch pieces
  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. In large skillet, melt butter with oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey in a single layer in the hot skillet. Continue to cook 2 minutes on each side.
  2. Add orzo pasta, chicken broth, lemon zest and garlic to skillet. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook, covered 15 to 20 minutes stirring once. Orzo should be tender and turkey 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Always cook to well-done. Stir in cheese, basil and lemon juice.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving

Calories390

Protein30g

Carbohydrates47g

Fiber2g

Sugars4g

Fat9g

Cholesterol55mg

Sodium350mg

Saturated Fat4.5g

MADE WITH

Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin

Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin

cooking temperature 165°F

Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

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Lemon Turkey Orzo Pasta