Economy Bites 2: Ground Turkey Penne Bake Recipe Video


Main IngredientInterest Group


 Lean ground turkey1 Pound (93% Lean)
 White onion1⁄2 Medium, diced
 Mushrooms8 Ounce, chopped (1 Package, Raw)
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), diced
 Whole wheat penne7 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Box)
 Tomato sauce24 Ounce (1 Jar)
 Parmesan cheeses16 Ounce (1 Bottle)
 Italian seasoning2 Tablespoon
 Fresh rosemary/Dried rosemary1⁄2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1303 Calories from Fat 552

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 63 g97.2%

Saturated Fat 29.7 g148.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 209.5 mg

Sodium 3953.5 mg164.7%

Total Carbohydrates 88 g29.4%

Dietary Fiber 11.5 g45.8%

Sugars 23.6 g

Protein 98 g196.3%

Vitamin A 40.3% Vitamin C 59.9%

Calcium 190.2% Iron 35.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Preheat oven to 350

-Mix turkey in a bowl with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

-Dice onion, garlic, and mushrooms – sauté onions and garlic on medium heat in pot w/ olive oil for about 5 minutes, until they're soft. Add mushrooms and sauté a few minutes more, until mushrooms are brown.

-Put water on to boil for pasta

-Add turkey to pot w/ onion, garlic and mushrooms. Let it brown. Once brown (it'll take a few minutes) add jar of sauce and rosemary. Bring sauce to a boil then turn heat down and simmer.

-By now, water should be boiling. Add full box of pasta. Let sauce simmer until pasta is done.

-Once pasta is cooked (8-10 minutes) rinse it and pour it all into a glass pyrex or ceramic baking dish. Add saucey-turkey and mix. Top w/ parmesan cheese, about 3/4 a bottle to whole bottle to create a crust.

-Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, until cheese on top is golden and crispy.