Creamy Blush Sauce with Turkey and Penne


Turkey simmers slowly with Prego® Mushroom & Green Pepper Italian Sauce to serve over pasta with a pinch of red pepper and a touch of cream and Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 4 turkey thighs, skin removed

  • 1 (25.75 ounce) jar Prego® Chunky Garden Mushroom & Green Pepper Italian Sauce

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • 4 cups Hot cooked penne pasta

  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place the turkey into a 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the turkey and sprinkle with the red pepper.

  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours* or until the turkey is cooked through. Remove the turkey from the cooker to a cutting board. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove the turkey meat from the bones.

  3. Stir the turkey meat and the half-and-half into the cooker. Spoon the turkey mixture over the pasta. Sprinkle with the cheese.


*Or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

Tip: You can substitute 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds) for the turkey thighs. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

498 Calories
12g Fat
37g Carbs
57g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 498
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 537mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 57g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 531mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.