Healthy Baked Ziti w/Kale & Mushrooms
This quick & easy pasta recipe is freezer-friendly. Using cottage cheese & vegetables, healthy baked ziti is sure to be a household favorite!
Megan Byrd, RD
$11.41 or $2.85 per serving
whole wheat penne noodles
Italian seasoned ground turkey
jar of sliced olives
Preheat oven to 350°.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta noodles, and cook until softened but still firm, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside in a large bowl.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the seasoned ground turkey until cooked through. Drain and add to the pasta noodles.
Add mushrooms and kale to the skillet. Saute until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add to the pasta turkey mixture.
Add all ingredients to the large bowl except 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Mix until well combined.
Pour the pasta mixture into a greased, 9x13 pan. Top with remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
Cover and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes, or until noodles are cooked through. Serve warm!
To Make It A Freezer Meal:
Follow instructions 2-5, using a 9x13 aluminum pan. Cool completely. Then cover, label, date, and freeze for up to 3 months.
When ready to heat, thaw overnight or bake right from frozen. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes until heated through (if thawed overnight) or for 90-120 minutes (if straight from frozen).