Healthy Ground Turkey Pasta Bake
This Healthy Ground Turkey Pasta Bake is easy to make, balanced and delicious. Made with whole grain spaghetti, no-sugar-added pasta sauce, lean ground turkey & with veggies added, it makes a great meal prep meal or weeknight dinner option! Also makes great leftovers for work lunches & easy to customize.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 8 servings
- 16 oz whole wheat spaghetti noodles
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1/2 Tbsp avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cups broccoli cut into florets
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 24 oz marinara sauce no sugar added
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan divided in half
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- Fresh cracked black pepper and Italian seasoning to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook spaghetti according to package instructions using a large pot.
While spaghetti is cooking, cook ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Use a wooden spoon and/or spatula to break the meat up and stir it until cooked through. When meat is cooked and no longer pink, drain any grease if necessary, and transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
Rinse out the same skillet and wipe with a paper towel. Return to medium-high heat. Drizzle ~1/2 Tbsp avocado oil and add broccoli florets. Cook for about 5 minutes, until broccoli starts to brown, then add chopped onion and garlic, stirring with a spatula to incorporate. Cook veggies for an additional 5 minutes or so, or until onion is translucent.
When spaghetti is al dente, drain water using a large colander, then transfer cooked spaghetti back to the large pot. Add all ingredients to the pot with spaghetti: cooked ground turkey, broccoli, garlic and onion, marinara sauce and 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan. Stir until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
Transfer spaghetti, turkey and veggie mixture to a greased 9x13 pan. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese & remaining Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle evenly over the top. Add dried Italian seasoning and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste, if desired.
Put in oven to bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and pasta bake is hot throughout. Serve immediately.
Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Calories: 373.68kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.42g | Protein: 29.28g | Fat: 7.82g | Saturated Fat: 3.43g | Cholesterol: 46.5mg | Sodium: 678.95mg | Potassium: 714.98mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 4.98g | Vitamin A: 738.49IU | Vitamin C: 37.65mg | Calcium: 200.7mg | Iron: 3.75mg