- 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)
- 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
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and return to pan. Cover and keep warm.
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.
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 9inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
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.