one-pot turkey cheese pasta bake
one-pot turkey cheese pasta bake

Recipe & Video: One-Pot Turkey, Cheese And Pasta Bake

Posted on October 19, 2020 by Henry Ford Health Staff

Need something new for your weeknight meal rotation? Quick to make and quick to clean up, this delicious, hearty meal can be ready in under 30 minutes and leaves you with just one pan to wash.

A layer of melty mozzarella cheese is a decadent addition to all the healthy ingredients that make up the dish, including protein-rich lean ground turkey, vitamin-packed canned tomatoes and fresh spinach, and whole-wheat pasta to provide extra fiber.

One-Pot Turkey, Cheese and Pasta Bake

Yield: 4 servings

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1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 cup chopped sweet onion
8 ounces ground turkey breast
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
14-ounce can low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
15-ounce can no-salt-added stewed or diced tomatoes
6 ounces uncooked whole-wheat penne pasta
5 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 4 cups packed)
4 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)


Preheat broiler to high. Place oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté 2 minutes. Add ground turkey and oregano. Cook 3 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and pasta. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 12 to 13 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir spinach into hot pasta mixture. Sprinkle cheese over pasta mixture. Place pan in oven and broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 405 Calories; 11 grams Fat; 4 grams Saturated Fat; 46 mg Cholesterol; 474 mg Sodium; 45 grams Carbohydrates; 8.5 grams Fiber; 30 grams Protein

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