Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey For 5

Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey For 5

16 reviews, 3.9 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes


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
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

Original recipe makes 5 Servings


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


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 4y ago

Great family meal; however, slightly too involved for a week-night meal.
schmoe111 4y 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 5y ago

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ReneeM 6y ago

What a silly typo! 280 mg of sodium is correct
ReneeM 6y 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 6y ago

It did not call for enough sauce, it was too dry. I would definetly do it again with more sauce.
Hannahlukemommy 7y ago

this looks good
ememgg 8y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
ReneeM 10y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
ReneeM 10y ago

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