20 minute dinner: turkey stroganoff

I've been cooking this dish for a couple of years now.  It's gotten to the point where I always have the ingredients on hand and it is served at least twice a month.  It's not gourmet - far from it.  Just good, easy, family friendly, and fast comfort food.

Turkey Stroganoff

1 1/4 pounds ground turkey (that's the average weight of each package I pick up in the meat section)
1 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper
1/3 cup water
1 envelope beefy onion dry soup mix (I use Lipton, onion or french onion will do fine)
1 pound wide egg noodles (I use No Yolks)
1 16-ounce container light or fat-free sour cream
1 bag frozen peas and pearl onions (or other frozen veggie, to your preference)

1. Set water for the pasta to boil in stock pot. Brown the ground turkey in a skillet, seasoning with garlic, salt and pepper to taste. 

2. After the turkey is browned, drain off excess fat.  Over med-low heat, add soup packet and 1/3 cup water to turkey, stir until well mixed.  Remove from heat.

3. Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat veggies in the microwave until cooked through.

4. Drain pasta, return to pot.  Over low heat, add turkey and vegetables (drained).  Mix in sour cream until well combined.  Serve hot.

It really is that simple. The meal takes me 20 minutes total if I get the turkey browning and the pasta water started at the same time.


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