1/4cupfresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish, thinly sliced
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1/2cuphalf and half
1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
Cook the penne pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions, less 2 minutes cooking time so the pasta ideal dente. Drain and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large over medium heat. Add the ground turkey, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Use a wooden spoon to break up the turkey meat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until cooked through and browned. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook until the onion softens, about 3-4 minuets. Add the tomatoes and basil then season with the kosher salt and black pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes then stir in the half and half and frozen peas, then cook for 5 minutes. Toss the penne noodles with the sauce and top with the Parmesan cheese and more fresh basil.