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"I was surprised on how easy this was to prepare. The turkey takes on the flavor of Italian Sausage thanks to the 1/4 tsp of fennel. I used my own pasta sauce and would use more than what this recipe calls for. Otherwise, it was a great dish. "- GRAZIE1
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Mix ground turkey with fennel seeds. Brown turkey in large saucepan. Remove from pan.
Spray saucepan with cooking spray or brush with small amount of olive oil. Saute onions, garlic, and peppers, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining sauce ingredients. Raise heat to a boil, then lower to simmer for 45 minutes (or however long you've got!)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cook ziti in boiling water until tender, according to package directions.
Reserve 1/3 of mozzarella cheese. Mix browned meat with ricotta and remaining mozzarella.
Ladle 1/3 of sauce in bottom of pan. Add 1/2 of pasta. Spread 1/2 of cheese mixture. Layer again with 1/3 of sauce, 1/2 of pasta, 1/2 of cheese mixture. Use a spoon to remove trapped air and get a little bit of mixing in the layers. Add the final 1/3 of sauce to the top. Top with the reserved mozzarella cheese.
Bake for about 1 hour, or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted.
If necessary, reheat at 350F until hot through.
Servings: 5: Serving Size: 1/5 of pan (333 g): Calories: 410: Fat(g): 18: Sodium (mg): 284
Food Group Serving(s)
DASH: Vegetables: 2.0: Fruits/Juices: 0.0: Dairy: 1.0: Grains: 1.0: Meat/Fish: 1.0: Seeds: 0.0: Fats: 0.0: Sweets: 0.0
USDA: Vegetables: 1.0: Fruits/Juices: 0.0: Dairy: 1.0: Grains: 1.0: Meat/Fish/Seeds: 3.0: Fats: 0.0: Sweets: 0.0
280 mg of Sodium!
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jamiespoerl 1 year agoPretty basic Italian dish. It was okay, but to make it more tasty and over the top, add olives and other such things. ; ]
schmoe111 1 year agoGreat family meal; however, slightly too involved for a week-night meal.
GRAZIE1 2 years agoI was surprised on how easy this was to prepare. The turkey takes on the flavor of Italian Sausage thanks to the 1/4 tsp of fennel. I used my own pasta sauce and would use more than what this recipe calls for. Otherwise, it was a great dish.
ReneeM 4 years ago[I made edits to this recipe.]
ReneeM 4 years agoWhat a silly typo! 280 mg of sodium is correct
meorime 4 years agoJust curious? My husband is on low sodium diet and the breakdown of this recipe says 284 grams? That CAN'T be right... that would be 284,000 mg.
Hannahlukemommy 5 years agoIt did not call for enough sauce, it was too dry. I would definetly do it again with more sauce.
ememgg 5 years agothis looks good
stevemur 7 years ago
ReneeM 7 years ago<span style='font-face: Courier; font-style: normal; font-size: x-small'><pre><b>Nutritional Information</b> Calories Servings Serving Size per serving Fat(g) Sodium(mg) 10 1/10 of pan 403 18 283 <b>DASH Food Group Serving(s)</b> Fruits, Dairy Meat, Poultry, Nuts, Seeds, Added Vegetables Juices Foods Grains and Fish and Legumes Fats/Oils Sweets 2.0 0.0 2.1 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 </pre></span> [I posted this recipe.]