I had bought some deli meat that somehow made its way to the back of the fridge. By the time I found it, there wasn’t enough life left in it to get several days worth of sandwiches out of it. So instead I decided to use it for a pasta dish. I’ve made similar dishes before, and using deli sliced turkey did save on all of the prep work. I cooked the dish using the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System, which meant it cooked pretty quickly and didn’t heat up the house. Everyone loved the flavor and it will be made again. Here’s how I made it.
Easy One-Pot Turkey Pasta Carbonara
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 – 3/4 lb sliced deli turkey breast
- 12 oz steamable peas
- 2 oz crumbled bacon pieces
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Set Ninja to stovetop high.
Boil spaghetti until al dente or desired firmness.
While the spaghetti is cooking, prepare the peas according to the package. Also, cut the turkey breast into small bite size strips.
Set Ninja to stovetop low.
Add cream cheese and stir well.
Add garlic and onion powders and stir well.
Add milk, peas, bacon pieces and turkey and stir well.
Set Ninja to slow cook low and cook for 30 minutes.
Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste.