Baked Turkey Ziti

Baked Turkey Ziti

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 40 min
  • Serving: 8

How can you resist baked ziti? This healthier version features ground turkey instead of sausage and will surely become a favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) package uncooked ziti
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans petite-diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup shredded fresh part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, cook ground turkey with onion and garlic. Add the tomato paste, salt, pepper, pepper flakes and tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Combine cooked pasta, turkey mixture, and basil. Place half of the pasta mixture in a 4-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Top with half of mozzarella and half of Parmesan. Repeat layers. Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

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