Nutrition Turkey and Tomato Pasta Bake

Turkey and Tomato Pasta Bake


Made with pantry essentials including pasta and tomato sauce, this cheesy pasta bake is basically the comfort food you need right now. Add a salad and you’ve got dinner tonight with less than 30 minutes of food prep.

Prep time: 20 minutes, Makes to 6 servings


  • 8 oz (227 g) curly long spaghetti or broad egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
  • 2 cups (500 mL) tomato sauce
  • 3 cups (750 mL) diced cooked Ontario turkey
  • Half a 475 g tub ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese


ONE: Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with hot water; set aside.  In

TWO: In skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook onion, garlic and Italian seasoning for about 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in tomato paste to combine. Pour in tomato sauce and bring to a simmer; stir in turkey and heat through. Remove from heat and toss with spaghetti.

THREE: Spread into greased baking dish. Dollop with ricotta cheese and sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven for about 20 minutes or until bubbling, golden and heated through.

Recipe courtesy of Turkey Farmers of Ontario.