I added a little salt and sprinkled my plate with crushed red pepper.
Baked Penne with Turkey
Try this turkey-penne bake with a glass of pinot noir and a mixed greens salad.
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Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
- Calories: 374
- Calories from fat: 0.0%
- Fat: 11.3g
- Saturated fat: 5.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Protein: 31g
- Carbohydrate: 36.2g
- Fiber: 2.7g
- Cholesterol: 76mg
- Iron: 2.9mg
- Sodium: 563mg
- Calcium: 180mg
- 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)
- 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 9inch 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.
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