• Pasta With Pumpkin Sauce, Turkey & Cranberries

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Stephanie Meyering

Pasta With Pumpkin Sauce, Turkey & Cranberries

Put your turkey leftovers to good use! At less than 500 calories per serving this pairs turkey with fall flavors like pumpkin and cranberry and is sure to be a home run. See this recipe and other yummy fall favorites at www.pastafits.org.







1 lb. bowtie or any medium pasta shape, uncooked
1 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup sliced scallions, white and green parts
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. fennel seeds
1 12-oz. can evaporated skim milk
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 15-oz. can solid pack pumpkin
3 cups chopped cooked turkey
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
6 fresh fennel sprigs (optional)

Cooking Instructions
Step 1 Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large, deep non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add scallions, garlic and fennel seeds; sauté 3 minutes.
Step 2 Combine milk, flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir into saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat; boil until thickened, stirring constantly.
Step 3 Stir in pumpkin, turkey and cranberries until well blended. Reduce heat to medium; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
Step 4 Drain pasta. Place in large bowl. Add pumpkin sauce and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. (Garnished with sprigs of fresh fennel, if desired.)