Baked Turkey and Ziti Casserole

7 points per serving. Give this hearty, satisfying casserole a Tex-Mex flavor by adding canned green chiles and chili powder to the meat mixture and stirring in reduced-fat cheddar instead of the mozzarella cheese.

Baked Turkey and Ziti Casserole

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  • 12

    oz ziti or penne

  • 2

    tsp canola oil

  • 1

    lb ground skinless turkey breast

  • 1

    onion, chopped

  • 1

    green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • ½

    tsp salt

  • ¼

    tsp pepper

  • 1

    (24-oz) jar marinara sause

  • 1

    c part-skim ricotta cheese

  • 1

    c shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


1. Cook the ziti according to package directions, then drain and set aside. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet, then add the turkey, onion, bell pepper, salt and ground pepper. Cook, stirring often, until all pan juices evaporate and the turkey is browned, about 10 minutes. 3. Stir in the ziti, marinara sauce, and ricotta. Spoon the mixture into a large nonstick baking pan. Top with the mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted, 40-50 minutes.


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