Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey For 5 - BigOven 160397
Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey For 5

Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey For 5

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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

Ingredients

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15 ounces lean ground turkey
1/4 teaspoon fennel seed
5 ounces ziti pasta
7 1/2 ounces ricotta cheese; part skim milk
1/3 pound lowfat mozzarella cheese; shredded
Sauce
4 cloves Garlic; minced
1/2 cup onion; chopped
14 1/2 ounces low-sodium crushed tomatoes; chopped (1 15-oz can low-sodium tomatoes)
1/2 cup green bell pepper
5 ounces button mushrooms
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Original recipe makes 5

Servings  
Original recipe makes 5 Servings

Preparation

You've adjusted the recipe from 5 (as originally posted) to 5 Servings. The ingredients above reflect 5 Servings, but the instructions reflect the as-posted 5. You may need to adjust the times, temperatures or quantities mentioned in the recipe below as needed.

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.

Nutritional Information

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

Notes

280 mg of Sodium!

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Pretty basic Italian dish. It was okay, but to make it more tasty and over the top, add olives and other such things. ; ]
jamiespoerl 2 years ago
Great family meal; however, slightly too involved for a week-night meal.
schmoe111 2 years ago
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 3 years ago
[I made edits to this recipe.]
ReneeM 4 years ago
What a silly typo! 280 mg of sodium is correct
ReneeM 4 years ago
Just 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.
meorime 4 years ago
It did not call for enough sauce, it was too dry. I would definetly do it again with more sauce.
Hannahlukemommy 5 years ago
this looks good
ememgg 6 years ago
[I made edits to this recipe.]
ReneeM 8 years ago
[I made edits to this recipe.]
ReneeM 8 years ago
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