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Easy 5 Ingredient Turkey Pasta Bake

Some nights just require an easy, filling dinner that I know my whole family will enjoy. As a mom who is always trying to feed my children nutritious meals, and as someone who is always trying to eat for the health of my eyes... this meal is one that I have revamped to be a little healthier than I used to make it with just as much deliciousness.

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I’ve substituted ground beef for ground turkey and regular penne pasta for whole wheat penne. I also pay attention to the ingredients and sugar content in my pasta sauce. These small changes really have big benefits for our health.

Total Time: 40 minutes | Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 | Serving size: 2 cups

Ingredients for turkey pasta bake:

  • One pound ground turkey
  • One 2 oz box whole wheat penne pasta
  • One 26 fl oz jar pasta sauce (check sugar content)
  • One 14.5 oz can of petite diced tomatoes (my favorite is garlic and olive oil flavor)
  • 2 c Kraft shredded cheese (my favorite is their Italian blend)

Directions for turkey pasta bake:

  1. Brown your turkey meat in a pan, drain
  2. While meat is cooking, boil pasta, drain
  3. Mix meat, pasta, petite diced tomatoes, and pasta sauce
  4. Put into 8X11 baking dish
  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top
  6. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

Per serving (2 cups)

  • calories: 475
  • carbohydrates: 52.2g
  • cholesterol: 89mg
  • fat: 18.4g
  • fiber: 7.9g
  • potassium: 270mg
  • protein: 33.8g
  • saturated fat: 7g
  • sodium: 720mg
  • sugar: 11.6g

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