Baked Penne with Turkey

Baked Penne with Turkey Recipe
Oxmoor House
Try this turkey-penne bake with a glass of pinot noir and a mixed greens salad.

Yield:

Serves 10
Total time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Hands-On: 18 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 374
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 11.3 g
Satfat 5.9 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 31 g
Carbohydrate 36.2 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 563 mg
Calcium 180 mg

Ingredients

12 ounces uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 (8-ounce) packages presliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon water
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups organic vegetable broth
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup unsalted butter
4 cups chopped cooked turkey breast
1 cup frozen petite green peas, thawed
4 ounces grated fresh Parmesan cheese (about 1 cup), divided
Cooking spray
Thyme leaves (optional)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and return to pan. Cover and keep warm.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms; cook 8 minutes or until browned and tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in sherry, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 1 minute or until liquid evaporates. Remove mushrooms from pan. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté over medium heat 4 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon water; cook 1 minute or until tender, stirring constantly.

4. Place flour in a large saucepan; gradually add vegetable broth and next 4 ingredients (through pepper), stirring with a whisk until blended. Place over medium heat; cook until thick (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly. Add butter, stirring until melted. Add sauce, mushrooms, onion mixture, turkey, peas, and 1/2 cup cheese to pasta, stirring until cheese melts. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9–inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

5. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Garnish with thyme, if desired.

Kids Can Help: Kids can combine the sauce, turkey, peas, onion mixture, and mushrooms with the pasta, and then sprinkle the cheese on top before it bakes.

Amanda Haas,

Cooking Light Real Family Food,

Oxmoor House

September 2012
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