Oxmoor House
Hands-On Time
18 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Serves 10

Try this turkey-penne bake with a glass of pinot noir and a mixed greens salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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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Ratings & Reviews

PrimeSuspect's Review

January 13, 2013

cgarypie's Review

September 25, 2012
I added a little salt and sprinkled my plate with crushed red pepper.

alwrobinson1's Review

September 19, 2012
Definitely a solid recipe but not as flavorful as expected. It was better after I added more cheese on top.