Everything made with pasta is heaven sent. This dish is amazing enough and lighter because it is made with turkey. Pasta is also only one of the things all my kids will eat. It doesn't matter what is in it, if it has pasta they will eat!
So hunker down on a cold day and make this wonderful recipe that will warm your soul.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 pound ground turkey (10% fat)
1 box of large pasta shells
2 1/2 cups marinara sauce (bottled or homemade)
3 Tablespoon chopped/dried parsley
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (divided)
1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 3-quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.
In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-heat and add onion, garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute until onions have softened, about 4 minutes. Crumble in the ground turkey and cook until the turkey is browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pasta, marinara sauce, parsley and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon the pasta mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top and the Parmesan cheese too.
Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 20 minutes.
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