A satisfying casserole using ground turkey, egg noodles, and plenty of cheese.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes; drain.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in turkey and onion. Cook and stir until turkey mixture is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes; drain. Stir in tomato sauce and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Combine milk, cream cheese, parsley, and garlic in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until cream cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Toss noodles with cream cheese mixture; transfer to prepared baking dish. Top with turkey mixture and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, 15 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

345.7 calories; protein 26.7g 53% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; fat 17.4g 27% DV; cholesterol 109.2mg 36% DV; sodium 624.6mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
This is a really easy and quick meal. Instead of using cream cheese, I used Neufchatel Cheese as it has 1/3 less fat than cream cheese. I also didn't have ground turkey so I used ground chicken. Very tasty. The family loved in...even the picky 3yr old. Thanks for sharing! I will be making this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2014
I thought this was good and different. It came up under the search for ingredients I had on hand. I like that the cream cheese mixture made the pasta not dry or hard in the oven. Leaving the mozzarella for the top created a nice cheesy layer too. I used lean ground turkey lite whipped cream cheese and reduced fat mozzarella and milk. I only had corn pasta in the house so I had to use that. Although I found the taste mixture of it not the best and it was a little heavy. I definitely recommend the pasta suggested. I didn't bother to heat the cream cheese mixture to save on dishes. I just dumped the hot drained pasta into that bowl and stirred. I did calculate the calories and not sure if it was the change in pasta type however I got 467 calories per serving. Probably not a repeat dish but it used what I had in the house and for that I am greatful. ty Read More
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314 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 177
  • 4 star values: 104
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
This is a really easy and quick meal. Instead of using cream cheese, I used Neufchatel Cheese as it has 1/3 less fat than cream cheese. I also didn't have ground turkey so I used ground chicken. Very tasty. The family loved in...even the picky 3yr old. Thanks for sharing! I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
Fabulous casserole. I only made two minor changes. I cooked the minced garlic with the turkey and onion and baked it at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. I felt that 375 was going to burn the cheese before it was heated through. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2012
My daughter made this for dinner this evening. Easy enough for her to make... and all the kids are giving it 5 stars! This one is a keeper! She made it exactly as written. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2012
When I read about not having much spices, I decided to add my own to the meat. 1 tsp of mustard, 1 tsp of worcester sauce, 2 cloves of garlic, half onion chopped, and add salt and pepper to taste. First put the chopped onion with oil on sauce pan, when golden add the ground turkey. than add the salt and pepper, garlic, mustard and sauce and still add the italian seasoning. cook till no longer pink. and voila! Awesome...I give my recipe 5 stars. Hope u enjoy also Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2012
With a few changes, 5 stars! Great meal for families with little kids. I sauteed a few crushed garlic cloves in with the onions and ground turkey. I added more like a tablespoon of italian seasoning to the meat too. In addition to the tomato sauce, I added a can of italian style stewed tomatoes and more dried basil, italian seasoning and onion powder (the added tomatoes made it really yummy!) I think that if I'd made it as written it may have been a bit bland. Our 7-year-old loved it, my Hubby had 3 helpings! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2014
I made this tonight but changed it quite a bit because it didn't sound super flavorful as-is. First I added equal parts sweet onion and green pepper, salt and pepper to begin to sweat them down. I increased the garlic to 3 cloves (about 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic) which I then added to the onion and peppers after about 6 minutes and cooked about 30 seconds. I then added 2 heaping T of tomato paste to the onion, peppers and garlic and cooked for a couple of minutes. I added the ground turkey and cooked just through and then added 3/4 can of 28oz tomato sauce. I didn't drain the turkey cause I used very lean turkey. I then added about 1/2 tsp ground oregano and a heaping tsp of basil, salt and pepper to taste instead of the Italian seasoning. I used 1 1/3 boxes of tri-colored rotini, cooked about 6 minutes which I added to a bowl with 4oz chive cream cheese and parsley and blended until coated. I then added the turkey mixture to the bowl, 1 1/2 cups mozarella and mixed. I poured them into a sprayed 13x9 dish and topped with 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and baked for 20 minutes at 375. It was a big hit with the family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2014
We pretty much ate the whole thing in one night. My hubby asked me if I put crack in it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2012
I love this one. It was like a super easy Lasagna. Didn't have Tomato Sauce so I used hunts spegetti sauce and bowtie pasta. My husband and three kids loved it! My husband even said "this is the best lasagna you've made yet" HAHA you mean "ground turkey noodle bake" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
This was really good! My husband actually enjoyed having leftovers the next night, which is rare. I'd say it tastes a lot like lasagna but it was much easier/quicker to make. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2014
I thought this was good and different. It came up under the search for ingredients I had on hand. I like that the cream cheese mixture made the pasta not dry or hard in the oven. Leaving the mozzarella for the top created a nice cheesy layer too. I used lean ground turkey lite whipped cream cheese and reduced fat mozzarella and milk. I only had corn pasta in the house so I had to use that. Although I found the taste mixture of it not the best and it was a little heavy. I definitely recommend the pasta suggested. I didn't bother to heat the cream cheese mixture to save on dishes. I just dumped the hot drained pasta into that bowl and stirred. I did calculate the calories and not sure if it was the change in pasta type however I got 467 calories per serving. Probably not a repeat dish but it used what I had in the house and for that I am greatful. ty Read More
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