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PostHeaderIcon Turkey Breast to the Rescue

Last night I was set to bake a pie for dinner. I had the eggs out, was melting the butter and starting to slice the leeks when I realized that the oven was not turning on. It went on strike, hahaha! So I had to improvise dinner on the stove top instead, which thankfully was still working.

I found a turkey breast in the fridge and decided to give that a go; good to get some iron and protein anyway. I looked through my recipes and found a cut out from a Swedish magazine which I used as inspiration. Though it was pretty tasty, I think it can be even better with the addition of some spices such as thyme or rosemary.

Turkey Breast in a Creamy White Sauce


  • 400g whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 400g turkey breast (sliced)
  • 1 leek (cut in half lengthwise and then sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup cream (can be half and half or any cream of choice)
  • 1 cube chicken stock (crumbled)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley


1. Boil 3 liters of water and cook pasta.
2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet and add turkey meat.
3. When meat is browned, add leeks and garlic and saute for 10 minutes.
4. Add cream and cook for 5 minutes. Crumble stock cube over the sauce and stir to mix. Let cook another 5 minutes and add salt & pepper to taste.
5. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and add pasta to coat. Add parsley and toss.
6. Serve turkey and sauce over pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese.

I didn’t have any fresh parsley, so I sliced some green onions and tossed it with the pasta instead. For Robert this was enough, for myself however, I also sauteed some zucchini, carrots and green onions sprinkled with garlic salt.

Next time I will definitely add thyme, but it was a pretty decent starter sauce anyway!