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Cheesy Pasta Bake is the perfect comfort food that the whole family will enjoy. Jar marinara starts gives the cook a jump start on  the recipe.

Ann Taylor Pittman
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2012

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Credit: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
39 mins
total:
59 mins
Yield:
Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and set aside.

  • Place turkey and sausage in a medium bowl, and mix well with hands to combine. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add turkey mixture to pan; cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove from pan.

  • Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and pepper; sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic; sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add wine, scraping the pan to loosen browned bits, and cook for 4 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Stir in pasta, turkey mixture, marinara sauce, and 1/2 cup basil. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9–inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until bubbly and cheese melts and begins to brown. Remove from oven; sprinkle with basil leaves and the remaining 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Nutrition Facts

492 calories; fat 14.2g; saturated fat 6.1g; mono fat 4.8g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 30.2g; carbohydrates 88g; fiber 2.4g; cholesterol 72mg; iron 2.8mg; sodium 708mg; calcium 224mg.
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