Creamy Blush Sauce with Turkey & Penne

  • Prep10 min.
  • Total7 hr. 20 min.
  • serv 8

This flavorful dish proves that a slow cooker is a busy mom's best friend.  It's a family favorite that's so good you'll be proud to serve it to company too!

POSTED IN: Dinner, Popular, Tomato Sauce


  • 3

    pound turkey thighs, skin removed (about 4 thighs)

  • 1

    jar (24 ounces) Prego® Chunky Garden Mushroom & Green Pepper Italian Sauce

  • 1/2

    teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1/2

    cup half and half

  • 1

    pound (1 package) penne pasta, cooked and drained

  • 1/2

    cup grated Parmesan cheese


    • 1

      Place the turkey into a 4-quart slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the turkey and sprinkle with the red pepper.

    • 2

      Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the turkey is fork-tender. Remove the turkey from the cooker to a cutting board. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove the turkey meat from the bones.

    • 3

      Stir the turkey meat and the half-and-half in the cooker.  Spoon the turkey mixture over the pasta.  Sprinkle with the cheese.

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Time-Saving: You may also cook this recipe on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

Easy Substitution: You can substitute 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds) for the turkey thighs.