Ground Turkey Casserole
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 3 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
- 1⁄2 lb ground turkey
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped broccoli
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 2⁄3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 4 ounces cubed cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Cook Noodles.
- Steam broccoli until just tender 2-3 minutes.
- In large skillet, cook turkey& onion over medium heat; drain.
- Mix in tomato sauce& Italian seasoning.
- Bring to boil.
- Reduce heat, cover& simmer for approx 10 minutes.
- In a separate saucepan, combine milk powder, water, cream cheese cubes, parsley& garlic.
- Cook& stir over med heat until cream cheese is melted.
- Drain Noodles, add to cream cheese mixture.
- Put into an 8-in sq baking dish coated w/ nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix broccoli into Turkey mixture and top noodles.
- Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Bake uncovered at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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I had been excited to make this recipe since I found it because it sounded so good, and it didn't disappoint! It tasted a lot like lasagna, so now I will dub it lazy lasagna and put it in my regular rotation! I used a lot more spices like red pepper flakes and spiced cheese, and added it to the turkey and onions. I also added mushrooms and garlic to the saute pan. I used both spinach and broccoli in it, and when putting it in the baking dish, I added a layer of shredded mozzeralla in the middle and on top. I loved the blend of all the flavors! Really really good stuff!
I highly recommend this recipe, it is unbelievable!! I didn’t have tomato paste so I used 1 can of whole tomatoes and added beef stock for taste. I used 1lb ground turkey, Penne noodles, regular milk instead of dry milk powder - while I was melting the cream cheese I added milk and then added some flour to thicken the sauce, frozen parsley instead of fresh, and soy jack cheese. I really just used what I had. The only thing that I added different was spinach. Everyone loved it!!!
This had great flavor. I'm trying to eat healthier using turkey instead of beef. I made this with fat free cream cheese & used some fat free sour cream in place of the dry milk powder. Although I did throw some in since I put the water in. The fresh parsley makes the flavor really good. I added some crushed red pepper from another suggestion, a bit of garlic & onion powder to the turkey. My very picky husband liked it. I did't put the broccoli in but will add something else next time, maybe chopped spinach. Will make again.
Sooo delicious! I definately needed to add the pepper flakes and I used 1/2 c. light sour cream instead of the milk powder. I too increased the turkey to 1 lb and next time will use 4 c. noodles instead of just 3 to make a perfect 9x13 dish. I diddn't have garlic so I substituted Tastefully Simple's "Garlic Garlic" instead. My family loved it!
This is really yummy comfort food. I doubled it for my family of six, because my two older boys eat massive amounts right now. I used spinach instead of broccoli, and didn't use parsley as I was out. I used 1 quart of home canned tomato sauce that had been seasoned with garlic and basil. My family gobbled it up, and my DH had to haggle with my teenagers in order to save some for his lunch. Thanks for posting.