It’ sort of spaghetti but really not! Tomatoes, ground meat, and pasta are all where it gets rather different. It’s almost Thai-style spaghetti, in terms of flavors. Honey Sriracha Pasta has got a sweet and spicy flavor pop that you are going to love. Yes, it’s got a little bit of heat, but really it’s the flavor of the spice not the heat that you taste the most. Try something new this week for Pasta Night!
This is a quick and easy recipe to throw together with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen! That’s what makes it so simple – it’s really just a new combination of common ingredients. And you could sub in all sorts of things – use ground beef instead of ground turkey. Use tomato puree instead of crushed tomatoes. Add different veggies if you don’t have bell peppers – like mushrooms.
I didn’t serve this pasta with a side dish because it’s pretty hearty and filling. But you could totally add a side salad if you need to stretch it out or want to make sure to have leftovers. I almost always have side salad fixings in my fridge, in case I want to make a quick lunch. Typically that means greens, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes (for the ones that like that), a little cheese, dressing and maybe some croutons if we have it.
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
Honey Sriracha Pasta
- 1½ lb Long Pasta linguini, fettuccini, fusilli
- 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
- 3 Garlic Cloves minced
- ½ White Onion diced
- 1½ lb Ground Turkey
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 28oz can Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
- 1 Lemon zest and juiced
- ¼ cup Sriracha
- ¼ cup Honey
- ½ cup Cilantro
- Prepare all of the ingredients. Start water boiling for pasta.
- In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add oil, onion, and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes then add ground turkey. Crumble and cook until no longer pink. Add bell pepper and cook another 2 minutes.
- Add pasta to boiling water. Cook as directed on the package. Drain in a colander and rinse with cool water to arrest cooking process.
- Add crushed tomatoes, lemon juice, Sriracha, and honey to turkey mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Add lemon zest and half of cilantro.
- Place a portion of pasta in the center of a shallow bowl. Top with sauce and sprinkle with remaining cilantro.
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