Ricotta Turkey Pasta Bake

    Ricotta Turkey Pasta Bake


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    This is a pasta bake which is a bit healthier than usual through the use of turkey and whole wheat pasta.

    Serves: 8 

    • 500g ricotta cheese
    • 250g grated mozzarella cheese
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste
    • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 500g whole-wheat penne
    • 500g turkey mince
    • 400g spaghetti sauce

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat an oven to 150 degrees C.
    2. Stir the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl; set aside on counter to allow to come to room temperature.
    3. Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook the penne in the boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
    4. While the pasta cooks, place a frypan over medium heat. Crumble the turkey into the frypan; cook and stir until the turkey is completely browned. Drain and add to the pasta.
    5. Spread 2 tablespoons of the spaghetti sauce into the bottom of a 20x30cm baking dish; stir the rest of the spaghetti sauce into the pasta and turkey mixture. Spoon about half of the pasta mixture into the baking dish; top with the cheese mixture and spread into an even layer. Spread the remaining pasta mixture over the cheese layer. Cover with aluminium foil if desired.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly brown on top, about 30 minutes.

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