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Ground Turkey Penne Bake


-1 lb ground turkey (93/7 lean)  
-1/2 medium white onion, diced  
-1 package of raw mushrooms, chopped  
-3 cloves garlic, diced  
-1 lb whole wheat penne
-1 24 oz jar tomato sauce
-1 16 oz bottle parmesan cheese
-1 to 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
-1/2 Tbsp rosemary, fresh or dried 
  -Olive oil
-Salt and pepper


-Preheat oven to 350


-Mix turkey in a bowl with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.


-Dice onion, garlic, and mushrooms – sauté onions and garlic on medium heat in pot w/ olive oil for about 5 minutes, until they're soft. Add mushrooms and sauté a few minutes more, until mushrooms are brown.


-Put water on to boil for pasta


-Add turkey to pot w/ onion, garlic and mushrooms. Let it brown. Once brown (it'll take a few minutes) add jar of sauce and rosemary. Bring sauce to a boil then turn heat down and simmer.


-By now, water should be boiling. Add full box of pasta. Let sauce simmer until pasta is done.


-Once pasta is cooked (8-10 minutes) rinse it and pour it all into a glass pyrex or ceramic baking dish. Add saucey-turkey and mix. Top w/ parmesan cheese, about 3/4 a bottle to whole bottle to create a crust.
-Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, until cheese on top is golden and crispy.
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