Rating: 4.1 stars
290 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 109
  • 4 star values: 129
  • 3 star values: 33
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 9

A lighter version of the classic goulash. Serve with a salad for a quick and healthful meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the turkey until browned.

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  • Stir in the stewed tomatoes, garlic, tomato sauce, sugar and basil, and then simmer for about 20 minutes.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente, and then drain. Combine the pasta and turkey mixture; toss and serve.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 18.3g; carbohydrates 46.9g; fat 6.1g; cholesterol 44.8mg; sodium 325.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (224)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2007
Delicious! Pretty quick, too. Of course, I ended up making a few changes, but the basics are the same. Rather than a can of stewed tomatoes, I used a can of diced, seasoned with basil, garlic, and oregano. Doubled the tomato sauce because I just wanted to use the whole can. I'm glad I did, because even with the extra tomato sauce I couldn't use all of the pasta I cooked, it would have been too dry. I guess I used about 2/3 of the 16 oz box that I cooked. No big deal there. I also cooked chopped onion with the turkey. As the sauce cooked, I sprinkled all kinds of spices in...it was a bit bland for our tastes without it. I added seasoned salt, paprika, red pepper, italian seasoning, extra basil, and a bunch of chili powder. So, so good, I've been thinking about the leftovers all evening. Not a fancy meal, but wonderful and filling. Thank You! (Would have been great with a salad, as suggested) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
I had used chicken cut into small bits instead but other than that I stuck closely with the recipe. But unfortunately it turned out really bland... Not something I would make again...:( Read More
(18)
290 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 109
  • 4 star values: 129
  • 3 star values: 33
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
Delicious! Pretty quick, too. Of course, I ended up making a few changes, but the basics are the same. Rather than a can of stewed tomatoes, I used a can of diced, seasoned with basil, garlic, and oregano. Doubled the tomato sauce because I just wanted to use the whole can. I'm glad I did, because even with the extra tomato sauce I couldn't use all of the pasta I cooked, it would have been too dry. I guess I used about 2/3 of the 16 oz box that I cooked. No big deal there. I also cooked chopped onion with the turkey. As the sauce cooked, I sprinkled all kinds of spices in...it was a bit bland for our tastes without it. I added seasoned salt, paprika, red pepper, italian seasoning, extra basil, and a bunch of chili powder. So, so good, I've been thinking about the leftovers all evening. Not a fancy meal, but wonderful and filling. Thank You! (Would have been great with a salad, as suggested) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2005
At our house we like spicy. To rev up this recipe I added 1/4 chopped white onion, 1/4 chopped green pepper, 1-2 chopped cloves garlic and 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper to the ground turkey before browning. This ensures the flavors will get cooked into the meat. I stuck to the original recipe to finish out the dish, but added more basil than suggested. This is a regular in our house now. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2007
Oh I liked this ALOT. The kids went back for seconds. I would love to give this 5 stars but the recipe is far to bland...Things I did different... I added some paprika, chilli powder and italian seasonings along with some salt and pepper. I also ended up using a whole 10 oz can of tomato sauce which is more than 1 cup(what the recipe calls for). I finished off the leftovers for lunch this afternoon and it tasted just as good as it did last night for dinner. Thanks I will definately make this again with of course my added spices of preference!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2003
This is a good recipe. I added spicy chopped tomatoes and mushrooms. My husband claims it is a keeper. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
I spiced up the turkey by adding onions garlic & italian seasoning to it while it browned. I didnt use the sugar or the basil when adding sauce. I used canned already seasoned diced tomatoes (instead of stewed)& a can of seasoned tomato sauce. This was VERY easy & turned out great. My husband didnt even mind that I used Turkey! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2003
Delicious! My husband and I cannot eat red meat and he always complained that I could not make goulash like his mother's. We both loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
very good as written but needed a kick so with a dash of this and a pinch of this...it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2003
Not bad easy to make and very quick but rather bland. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2008
I was pleasantly surprised by this dish. I was in need of something relatively quick with ingredients I had on hand which was minimal because I really need to go grocery shopping. I cut the ground turkey and pasta in half since I was the only one eating but kept everything else the same. Used italian diced tomatoes (they are already seasoned with garlic basil and oregano) added some crushed red pepper and ground black pepper and added a can of mushrooms. Also used rotini instead since that is what I had. Very good will make again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
I had used chicken cut into small bits instead but other than that I stuck closely with the recipe. But unfortunately it turned out really bland... Not something I would make again...:( Read More
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