Pastas are so easy for me to make. All you need in some noodles, sauce, cheese and then some veggies. This is a great pasta with lots of hidden vegetables.
You can chop the veggies small if trying to hide them from picky eaters. I personally like them big so I get their texture. You can also add any the veggies in this. Would be great with some spinach added before baking.
Turkey Pasta bake
About 6 servings
you will need
1 teaspoon Olive oil
1 Onion, diced
1 bell Pepper, diced
4oz Mushrooms, sliced
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground Turkey
Salt and pepper
2 cups dried 4 cups Cooked shell Pasta (whole wheat would be great in this dish)
3 cups Marinara sauce (store bought or homemade)
2 ½ cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded (save ½ cup for top)
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated (Save ¼ cup for top)
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
Make your pasta according to package directions.
Season the turkey with salt and pepper, while cooking over medium heat. Cook until done. Drain, put turkey aside. Add olive oil to the pan over medium heat. Add onion and pepper. Cook for about 3-4 minutes till soft. Add the mushrooms and cook for a few minutes. Add garlic cook until fragrant. Turn off heat. Add turkey back to pan and mix together. In an oven safe dish add the cooked noodles, pasta sauce, meat mixture and cheese. Mix well. Add remaining cheese on top. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered till cheese is melted and bubbly.