Cheesy turkey and broccoli spaghetti

Cheesy turkey and broccoli spaghetti

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  • 375g/13oz dried spaghetti, or other pasta shape
  • 1 head broccoli (around 350g/12oz), cut into small florets
  • 375g/13oz turkey breast steaks, cut into roughly 2cm/¾in chunks
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 25g/1oz plain flour
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 450ml/16fl oz milk
  • 50g/1¾oz cheddar, coarsely grated
  • salt and ground black pepper


  1. Half fill a large saucepan with water, cover with a lid and bring to the boil.

  2. Add the spaghetti and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.

  3. Then add the broccoli to the pasta and cook for 3 minutes more, or until the spaghetti and broccoli are just tender.

  4. While the pasta is cooking, season the turkey pieces with a little salt and some ground black pepper.

  5. Heat a tablespoon of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan for a few seconds and fry the turkey over a medium-high heat for 3–4 minutes, or until lightly browned.

    1. Tip onto a plate.

  6. Return the pan to the heat, add the remaining oil and fry the onion over a high heat for 4 minutes.

  7. Reduce the heat to medium, sprinkle the flour over the onion and stir well.

  8. Crumble over the stock cube and gradually start adding the milk, just a little at a time, stirring well between each addition.

  9. Once all the milk is added, return the turkey to the pan, add the cheese and bring the sauce to a gentle simmer.

  10. Cook for 3 minutes more, stirring constantly.

    1. Add ground black pepper to taste.

  11. Drain the pasta and broccoli in a large colander then return to the pan and stir in the turkey mixture.

    1. Toss well together and serve immediately.

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