Layers of pasta and cheese combine with ground turkey and pesto for this lasagna-type casserole of Baked Ziti with Turkey and Pesto.

Recipe by MyRecipes February 2014

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Dominic Perri; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
47 mins
total:
1 hr 7 mins
Yield:
Serves: 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F; grease an 8-inch square dish. Cook ziti in boiling, salted water until almost al dente, about 7 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

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  • Warm 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in turkey and sauté 1 minute. Mix in tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring, until thick, about 10 minutes.

  • Combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, 1/4 cup Parmesan and pesto in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Spread 1/2 of ziti in dish; top with 1/3 of sauce. Spread with ricotta mixture and cover with remaining ziti and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; drizzle with 1 Tbsp. oil. Bake until bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; fat 29g; saturated fat 12g; protein 28g; carbohydrates 38g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 63mg; sodium 905mg.