Protein Pasta

Don't let the name fool you, this creamy Protein Pasta is absolutely delicious, and you won't even know it's full of protein. It is so creamy and tasty, it is sure to become a family favorite recipe.

I love a good spaghetti recipe, but every once in a while, I like to switch it up. This recipe makes the sauce a little more creamy and we went crazy for it.

We may have had it twice this week it was just that good. It’s one the whole family will love.

We also used ground turkey because it is a little bit more of a lean meat, however, you could easily use:

  • ground beef
  • ground chicken
  • or even a ground sausage.

You could use whatever you have on hand, and this recipe will be absolutely amazing. It’s so simple and definitely a crowd favorite.

Looking to make your own sauce?

We just used a canned sauce from the store to make this recipe, but you could easily switch things up and make your own.

If you are looking for a homemade recipe, check out our Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe. It is simple, delicious, and quick.

If you are using a store bought sauce or marinara, look for ones with less sugar, for a healthier alternative. Often times, spaghetti sauce can have a lot of sugar in it, when you purchase it from the store.

However, I am all about shortcuts and saving time, so I usually go for the store bought sauce.

Could I use any noodles, for this recipe?

Yes! You could really use any noodle for this recipe.

We also like bow tie or spaghetti noodles. My kids love the shells. Penne is easiest for little forks to stab, so we usually go for the penne.

Make this recipe for a crowd:

This recipe is a great one for doubling or even tripling.

Most of the ingredients usually come in larger quantities so it is great for feeding a crowd.

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Serves: 4-6

Protein Pasta

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 3 cups penne pasta (cooked)
  • 1 pound ground turkey (cooked)
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Set the cooked pasta aside.
  2. In a skillet, brown your ground turkey until it is cooked all the way through and there is no pink.
  3. To your skillet or pan, add your pasta sauce, cottage cheese, plain Greek yogurt, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt.
  4. Allow it to bubble and heat all the way through.
  5. Serve the sauce and meat mixture over your penne pasta, and garnish with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese.


egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



861 cal


44 g


3 g


112 g
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