Ground Turkey and Noodle Bake

No one knows comfort food like the Pioneer Woman herself, Ree Drummond. So when I was thinking of the perfect stick-to-your-ribs, warm-your-belly recipes to feature this week, I knew she was the lady to go to. My lightened up version of her quick and easy, lasagna-like Noodle Bake will surely keep your whole family warm and cozy tonight.

Ground Turkey and Noodle Bake



Container count per serving: 2 yellow, 1½ red, ½ purple, ½ blue

INGREDIENTS

  • 1¼ pounds ground turkey
  • 1 can 15-ounces Tomato Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces whole wheat wide (egg noodle style) noodles
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1¼ cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown ground turkey in a large skillet. Drain fat, then add 1/2 tsp. of the garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Stir in tomato sauce, then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Cook noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a food processor or blender, combine Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and remaining 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder and blend til smooth. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Add to noodles and stir.
  5. To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, then sprinkle on half the cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted.


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8 Comments on “Ground Turkey and Noodle Bake

  1. Pingback: Spaghetti Squash Ground Turkey Bake | HealthyFeelsHappy

  2. Hi if a blue container is 1/4 cup and we use 1 cup cheddar plus 2/3 cup Parmesan in the whole recipe and then figure one seeing is 1/4 the whole recipe, wouldn’t a serving have almost 2 blue?? Thanks- not sure if my math is off!!

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  3. A blue container is actually between 1/4 cup and 1/3 cup. If you take a regular measuring cup that is 1/3 cup, and put something in it (oats, for instance), and then try to transfer it to the blue container, they won’t all fit. Yet, it is bigger than 1/4 cup, slightly. It is better to err on the side of caution and go with 1/4 cup, or even 1/4 heaping up, but 1/3 cup is going to give you more fats than you should, and fats are calorie-dense so you definitely want to avoid going over.

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