Like a turkey pot pie blending flavors with a creamy sauce mixed with noodles. Roasting the turkey gives it a rich flavor that extents itself throughout this dish. The sauce is a well balanced creamy sauce with a hint of cheese and a dash of wine.
Low in sodium and Low in Cholesterol give this flavor profile a comfort all it’s own. The average turkey dish with pasta starts out at over 700 mg’s of sodium and climbs from there depending on ingredients. Our delight is 283 mg’s of sodium and of course, a satisfying tasty pasta dinner.
Prepare the vegetables.Chop: shallots, garlic, celery
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees f. Rinse Turkey Leg & Thigh with cool water making sure there are no little pin feathers (or quills) at the base of the drumstick . Pat dry with paper towel. Sprinkle on Mama Carol’s Poultry Rub. (Recipe below)
Slice 2 slits into turkey half way down thickness. Insert 1 celery stick into each opening. Squirt olive oil spray onto both sides
Place into oven and roast for 1 & ½ hours till tender
When the turkey has roasted 1 ½ hrs or 165 degrees (internal temperature), remove from oven and let it cool for 15 minutes allowing the juices to stay in the bird. Pull the turkey off the bone by using two forks shredding the meat to bit size pieces.
Set aside till needed to complete dish.
Place a large skillet on the stove. Heat pan to a medium heat, squirt with olive oil spray. Add shallot, garlic, red pepper flakes and cook for 3 minutes. Add chopped celery, no-salt seasoning and cook for 3 minutes more then add Marsala Wine continue to cook for 3 minutes.
Add chicken broth and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes to concentrate.
Add almond milk and simmer for 3 minutes. Add arrowroot mix
through to combine. Add grated cheese mix to combine.
Add roasted turkey to sauce, mix to combine, then simmer for 3 minutes.
Add peas, mix into sauce and simmer on low until pasta is ready to be added.
Place a pot with 6 quarts of water on the stove and bring water to a boil.
Add noodles to the water. Stir the pasta in the water after a minute so that
it doesn't stick. Cook noodles for 9 to 10 minutes until al-dente
(tender but firm) - Not Mushy. Drain your noodles into a colander / strainer.
Place noodles back into pot on the stove, with heat very low for 1 minute
or until all of the water has evaporated.
Add cooked noodles to your sauce. Mix noodles and turkey to combine.
Place into serving dish and enjoy...
Note: Cooking times for Pasta are on the package from the manufacture.
It will give you the correct time for your pasta as each brand is different.
Note: You can substitute cornstarch in place of arrowroot to thicken your stock but you will need to simmer it for 3 to 4 minutes to cook through.