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Turkey Bake with Whole Wheat Pasta

Rated as 4.15 out of 5 Stars
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"My husband and I LOVE pasta, but with our new diet and exercise plan, pasta is not our friend, so here's a way to make it a little easier for us to enjoy our faves!"
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Ingredients

1 h servings 478
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Stir the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl; set aside on counter to allow to come to room temperature.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook the penne in the boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. While the pasta cooks, place a skillet over medium heat. Crumble the turkey into the skillet; cook and stir until the turkey is completely browned. Drain and add to the pasta.
  5. Spread 2 tablespoons of the spaghetti sauce into the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish; stir the rest of the spaghetti sauce into the pasta and turkey mixture. Spoon about half of the pasta mixture into the baking dish; top with the cheese mixture and spread into an even layer. Spread the remaining pasta mixture over the cheese layer. Cover with aluminum foil if desired.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly brown on top, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 478 calories; 15.5 49 35.5 78 498 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very good quick dish, but I did make a lot of changes. I added alot more garlic and next time will throw the garlic in the beef at the end of the saute time to cook it a little. I also added a b...

Most helpful critical review

This was pretty bland. I think I would add more sauce if I made it again. It did make alot which is nice if you enjoy leftovers.

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Very good quick dish, but I did make a lot of changes. I added alot more garlic and next time will throw the garlic in the beef at the end of the saute time to cook it a little. I also added a b...

Yum, yum, yummy. My family loved it. All three kids had second helpings, which is highly rare. I made a small change because I hate when people completely change a recipie and then rate it. ...

it was made for kids who loved it

Very good! I added some more flavor by adding garlic, crushed red pepper, oregano, basil, and rosemary to the turkey while cooking, and I used an entire jar of sauce even though I halved the re...

After reading other reviews, I made a few changes. I used low fat cottage cheese instead of ricotta and I added oregano and 6 cloves of garlic to the cheese mixture, with these changes, the fla...

Tasty! Only part I changed was that I saved some of the mozzarella cheese for the top.

This is great. My husband almost ate the entire pan!

Very good, makes a lot for just my husband and I. Eat it for a long time and always yummy!

My husband and I love this recipe. I have made it for several occasions and just dinner at home. It's great!