Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Giving Thanks" Pasta

Giving Thanks Pasta

     Ok so this dish was inspired by the chef at the restaurant I work at. He had one evening during a wine tasting dinner created this wonderful creamed corn sauce  that he served  under a chicken drumette. The sauce was so great we thought why not  make it into a sauce over pasta? So when I was hosting a "Thanksgiving" kind of night for some coworkers we thought why not take that sauce, add some turkey, and serve it over the pasta as our entrĂ©e for the evening? And that is exactly what I did. The sauce and pasta were very light but packed for of flavor. Now what  I mean about light in flavor was that it was overpowering or had too much of one flavor. It was soft on the pallet and very delicious. Hope you enjoy this "Giving Thanks" Pasta.


  • 1 large boneless turkey breast diced into bite size pieces
  • 6 slices of bacon diced
  • 1/2 small white onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 tbs thyme
  • 1 diced garlic clove
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/3 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • Salt/pepper
  • Pasta of choice

1. In a large skillet brown the diced bacon until begins to brown.

2. Toss in onion and saute.

3. Toss in garlic and saute until fragrant.

4. Pour in white wine and reduce.

5. Toss in diced turkey and brown.

6. Pour in cream and thyme and bring to a slow simmer.

7. Cover and let cook for about 10 minutes on low.

8. Toss in corn kernels and shredded Romano cheese, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.

9. Salt and pepper to taste.

10. Serve over favorite pasta. (We used fresh homemade as that is what my coworkers requested).

     This dish was so good that everyone was "Giving Thanks" for the soon to be holiday season as well as a night off from work. (wink wink).

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook  Time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 4-6