Turkey Roni

This is my take on beef-a-roni.  My family loves this recipe.

Turkey Roni

1 lb of ground turkey 85/15

1 jar of Ragu Spaghetti sauce

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1-1/2 tsp. of italian seasoning or to taste

salt and pepper to taste

3 cups of Rotini

1/3 white wine (optional)

olive oil


1-1/2 cups Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese


Spray bottom of medium size skillet with pam.  Heat medium skillet over medium heat.  Brown your ground turkey until there is no pink showing.  Drain off all grease once the meat has cooked.  Return your skillet to the stove with the turkey and season the meat with the chopped onion, minced garlic, salt and pepper and italian seasoning.  Stir the meat good to make sure all of it is coated well with the newly added seasonings.  Turn the heat to low and let cook for about 2 minutes.  Add the Ragu Spaghetti Sauce.  I like to use the sun-dried tomato version.  Add 1/3 cup of white wine to the empty jar of Ragu and swish it around to get the remaining sauce out.  If you do not want to use the white wine use water.  Pour into the skillet, stir and cover.  Let simmer for about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

While the sauce is cooking, boil water in a 3qt size pot.  Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the boiling water and pour the 3 cups of Rotini into the pot.  Let cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove pot from stove once the pasta is done and pour into a collander.  Rinse the pasta with cold water and let drain.  Mix the pasta into the sauce, making sure the sauce coats the pasta well.  Turn off stove.  Spray a 2-1/2 qt baking dish, bottom and sides, with Pam.  Fill the baking dish half way with the pasta and sauce mixture.  Sprinkle about half of the shredded cheese on the pasta/sauce mixture.  Pour the rest of the mixture in the baking dish and the rest of the shredded cheese on top.  Cover your dish, either with aluminum foil or lid for the cheese to melt and not harden.  Put in the 350 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.  We are a family of 5 and can only eat half. Serve with a salad or vegetables and you are good to go.



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