Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 55 mins | Servings: 12
A comforting casserole, filling, and extra delicious without the guilt! Perfect to use up any leftover turkey, this satisfying dish feels heavy, but it’s not! Excellent for everybody and would be an outstanding addition to your weekly menu.
Nonstick Cooking Spray
1 lb uncooked 99% lean ground turkey
1 medium onion chopped
8 ounces mushrooms thinly sliced (fresh or from a can/jar)
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces roasted red peppers packed in water, drained, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pinch red pepper flakes
15 ounces canned diced tomatoes
30 ounces canned tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
½ tsp basil fresh or dry, minced
12 ounces uncooked whole-wheat pasta penne, prepared according to package instructions
1.5 c shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese divided
¼ c Parmesan cheese grated, divided
How to make Weight Watchers Baked Turkey and Pasta Casserole
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Use nonstick cooking spray to grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or large casserole dish.
Step 3: Place the turkey, onion, and mushroom in a skillet. Cook until brown and the liquid has evaporated.
Step 4: Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Step 5: Stir in the salt, garlic, red pepper flakes, roasted red peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and basil with the turkey and veggie mixture.
Step 6: Adjust the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Step 7: Add the cooked penne pasta, half a cup mozzarella cheese, and 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese into the dish.
Step 8: Transfer the turkey mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Step 9: Sprinkle on top the rest of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Step 10: Place the dish inside the preheated oven. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the casserole is heated through.
Amount Per Serving: Calories 238 | Fat 7g 11% | Saturated Fat 3g 19% | Cholesterol 38mg 13% | Sodium 1155mg 50% | Potassium 578mg 17% | Carbohydrates 30g 10% | Fiber 2g 8% | Sugar 5g 6% | Protein 18g 36% | Vitamin A 667IU 13% | Vitamin C 23mg 28% | Calcium 198mg 20% | Iron 3mg 17%
WW Points: Blue=4 points, Green=4 points, Purple=1 point