Wild Turkey Alfredo with Spaghetti Squash
Updated: Sep 8, 2019
One Turkey Breasts
3 Tbsp. Butter
Fresh Ground Pepper (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
2 C. Heavy Cream
2 C. Fresh Parmesan
1 Spaghetti Squash or 1 Box of Fettuccini
*Decide whether you want the spaghetti squash or fettuccini as your base and cook it while preparing the sauce
First, prepare the Spaghetti Squash by preheating the oven to 450°. Stem and butt ends off of Squash. Then, cut squash in half long ways and deseed. Lightly drizzle inside of squash with oil and rub around with your hand or basting brush. Sprinkle Salt and Pepper on Oil and place with cut sides face up on cooking tray and put it into the oven for 45 minutes to an hour. Once fully cooked, shred with a fork to get your healthy spaghetti. As the Spaghetti Squash is cooking, begin to prepare the Turkey Alfredo Sauce. Thaw/defrost wild turkey breasts (if needed). Clean and tenderize the wild turkey breasts. Then, cut breasts in 1" chunks and put into a pan. Add water just to cover the meat and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook breast chunks through and drain water if needed. Set the breast chunks aside. Melt butter into bottom of pan and pour in heavy cream and add pepper for taste. Once the heavy cream is simmering, add the parmesan cheese and whisk until fully incorporated. Add spinach if desired and cook until fully wilted. Then, add breast chunks and let cook together for 5-10 minutes. Serve over fettuccini or spaghetti squash. Enjoy!
This was one of my favorite dishes that my mom made growing up, however she used chicken because she refused to have the possibility of someone breaking their teeth on shot in any of her recipes. But once I was on my own and married to Jay, wild turkey was the perfect wild game for this particular dish and hubby absolutely loves it! Originally mom's recipe called for A LOT more butter but after about hearing Jay's continued concerns of a heart attack (after each preparation), I cut it down to just three tablespoons and it still turns out great!
Stay tuned for more of my Tried and True recipes!
A hunter's wife,
Tips for this meal:
If you or your family is scared to break their teeth on shot (just like my mother was), invest in a VERY strong compact magnet. Run it over the turkey breasts and the shot should come right out!
*When it comes to heating this dish up for leftover Sunday lunches, cook it at half power and stir it regularly. This will help in preventing the sauce from splitting.