Baked Ziti Casserole

Artichoke and spinach are the secret ingredients to bulking up classic baked ziti. With only 10 ingredients, cook up a hearty family dinner of cheesy pasta packed with vegetables and protein-rich turkey.



Ingredients for servings

    Baked Ziti Casserole

  • uncooked whole-grain ziti or penne pasta

  • ground turkey

  • small onion chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 jar no-salt-added marinara sauce

  • 0.5 teaspoon salt

  • fresh baby spinach 5 ounces

  • 1 package frozen artichoke hearts thawed and chopped

  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).

  • Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain and return to pot or transfer to a large bowl.

  • While pasta cooks, spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium heat. Cook turkey, onion, and garlic for 5 minutes, until turkey is crumbled and cooked through. Stir in marinara sauce, artichoke hearts and salt. Cook 1–2 minutes, until thoroughly heated. Stir in spinach. Cook, tossing with tongs, until spinach is wilted. Stir turkey mixture into pasta.

  • Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese; bake for 35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let rest 5 minutes. Sprinkle with basil before serving.

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