Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey For 5
http://www.bigoven.com/recipe160397"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
Yield: 5 Ready in 1 hours, 30 minutes
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|15 ounceslean ground turkey|
|1/4 teaspoonfennel seed|
|5 ouncesziti pasta|
|7 1/2 ouncesricotta cheese; part skim milk|
|1/3 poundlowfat mozzarella cheese; shredded|
|4 clovesGarlic; minced|
|1/2 cuponion; chopped|
|14 1/2 ounceslow-sodium crushed tomatoes; chopped (1 15-oz can low-sodium tomatoes)|
|1/2 cupgreen bell pepper|
|5 ouncesbutton mushrooms|
|1/4 teaspoondried rosemary|
|1/2 teaspoondried oregano|
Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey For 5 Preparation
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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