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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


The calendar might say it's spring, but it's still feeling like winter. Casseroles are a winter staple. Here’s a recipe for a penne casserole that will fill you up without filling you out.

Penne Casserole
serves four


1 lb. ground turkey
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 cup sliced mushroom
2 cloves garlic, minced
25 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
olive oil
2 cups penne
1 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Prepare penne according to package directions. While penne is cooking, brown onions in oil. Add mushrooms and garlic, then ground turkey, cooking until turkey is no longer pink.

Pour a small amount of spaghetti sauce into a 10” x 10” casserole, coating the bottom completely. Combine the remainder of the spaghetti sauce with the turkey.

Drain cooked penne and pour into casserole dish. Spoon turkey over penne. Sprinkle cheeses over top. Back at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, until cheese browns. Serve with choice of vegetable or salad.

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