Herbed Turkey Medallions with Roasted Garlic Penne

Culinary Setting
Boneless Breast
Dish Type


3/4 c olive oil

2 tbsp dried thyme leaves


Flour As needed

3/4 c olive oil

2-1/4 lbs fresh asparagus, 1/2-inch bias cut

3 lbs penne pasta

1/2 c olive oil

3 tbsp butter

12 c shiitake mushrooms, sliced

1 tbsp dried thyme

Salt and freshly ground black pepper As needed


1/2 c red wine vinegar

1/3 c roasted garlic, minced

1/2 c fresh parsley, chopped

3/4 c Parmesan cheese, grated

3/4 c pine nuts, toasted

3/4 c Parmesan cheese, grated


Thyme Infused Olive Oil

Heat oil in skillet. Pour oil into a bowl containing thyme. Cover and allow to set for 24 hours.


Lightly dredge turkey in flour, shaking off excess.

Heat cup oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté turkey about 2-3 minutes per side until cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Hold warm.


Cook asparagus in boiling water until bright green and slightly tender, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and cool on a rack.

Reserve for service.


Return water to a boil and cook pasta to al dente stage. Drain.


Over medium heat, heat olive oil in a large deep sauté pan until almost smoking. Add butter.

Place mushrooms in a single layer and brown about 1 minute prior to stirring. Sauté for an additional 5 minutes.

Add thyme and reserved asparagus to pan with mushrooms and sauté 20-30 seconds. Add salt, pepper and stock.

Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by a third.

Stir in vinegar and garlic. Add drained pasta and toss.

Toss in parsley and 3/4 cup Parmesan.

Plating and service

For each serving: place 3 cups pasta in a shallow pasta bowl. Position 3 turkey medallions atop pasta.

Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon thyme infused oil.

Garnish with 1 tablespoon pine nuts and an additional 1 tablespoon Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

1140 Total Calories

470 Calories from Fat

53 g Total Fat

82 % Daily Total Fat

10 g Saturated Fat

50 % Daily Saturated Fat

130 g Cholesterol

43 % Daily Cholesterol

790 mg Sodium

33 % Daily Sodium

98 g Total Carbohydrates

33 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

7 g Dietary Fiber

28 % Daily Dietary Fiber

7 g Sugars

65 g Protein

25 % Daily Protein

20 % Daily Vitamin C

20 % Daily Calcium

50 % Daily Iron