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5 from 3 votes

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
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: easy weeknight dinner, family friendly recipe, healthy ground turkey pasta bake, meal prep, wheat wheat pasta, whole grain
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 373.68kcal
Author: Shanna Hutcheson

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.