Ground turkey, vegetables, and noodles are a winning combination when topped with Mexican cheese in this hearty baked casserole dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 7x11-inch casserole
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 7x11-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until cooked but not quite all the way done, about 6 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground turkey in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add bell pepper, onion, celery, and garlic and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until all of the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning; remove from heat.

  • Combine drained rotini, sauce mixture, eggplant, and zucchini in the prepared baking pan. Mix well and top with shredded cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted, 30 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Ground chicken may be substituted for ground turkey, if desired.

Any shredded cheese can be used in place of the Italian blend.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 20.7g; carbohydrates 27.5g; fat 13.9g; cholesterol 59mg; sodium 587mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2019
We don't care for eggplant, so I added extra thinly sliced squash and zucchini. Used ground chicken and It was very good. Even our 3 year old granddaughter ate it up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2019
We don't care for eggplant, so I added extra thinly sliced squash and zucchini. Used ground chicken and It was very good. Even our 3 year old granddaughter ate it up! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2019
Very yummy!! I used 2 yellow peppers and a large onion. Roasted them along with the zucchini and eggplant with Italian seasoning and a little olive oil for about 40 minutes. Added some roasted red peppers to the turkey/marinara mixture. Used lots of extra Italian seasoning. Very good results! It made two small casseroles. Going to freeze one. Will make again for sure! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2021
I didn’t have Eggplant and somehow couldn’t find Zucchini in two stores so I added mushrooms . It was a hit with kids! Read More
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