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Creamy Turkey & Shells

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Creamy Turkey & Shells

Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 524kcal


  • 16 ounces uncooked large pasta shells
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add turkey and onion to the pot and cook, breaking up meat, until turkey is cooked through and onion is tender. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Mix in Italian seasoning, paprika, dried mustard and flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Stir in yogurt and cheese until heated through and cheese is melted. Add cooked pasta and mix until well combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and garnish with fresh parsley before serving.


MFP: MFF Creamy Turkey and Shells
March 2022


Serving: 12.5ounces | Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 64.8g | Protein: 31.3g | Fat: 15.5g

4 thoughts on “Creamy Turkey & Shells

  1. 5 stars
    Super easy to throw together. Everyone loved it even my picky teens who are hard to please 🤪

  2. 5 stars
    The whole family loved this recipe. It was easy to put together and very tasty!

  3. 5 stars
    Super easy to make so I have dinner throughout the weekend when my husband isn’t home. Love it!

  4. 4 stars
    So good! Quick and easy weeknight meal.

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