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Light Turkey Noodle Casserole is a hearty and healthy dinner idea the whole family will love! All of the traditional flavors of noodle casserole are lightened up with whole wheat spaghetti, zucchini noodles and lean ground turkey.
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Light Turkey Noodle Casserole

Light Turkey Noodle Casserole is a hearty and healthy dinner idea the whole family will love! All of the traditional flavors of noodle casserole are lightened up with whole wheat spaghetti, zucchini noodles and Jennie-O lean ground turkey.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree
Servings: 8
Author: Danielle Green

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 4 oz. dry whole wheat spaghetti
  • 22 oz. container 2% cottage cheese
  • 2/3 c. grated Parmesan
  • 1 c. yellow onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. Jennie-O 93% lean ground turkey
  • 24 oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella
  • fresh basil for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Using a spiralizer, spiralize the two zucchinis into noodles. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the zucchini noodles and garlic in 1 Tbsp. olive oil for 2 minutes. Remove from the stove and add to a sprayed 9x13 pan.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the pasta to al dente and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Top the zucchini noodles with the spaghetti.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cottage cheese and Parmesan. Layer the cheese mixture over the spaghetti.
  • While the pasta is cooking, saute the onions and carrots in a large non-stick skillet over high heat for 3 minutes until soft and tender. Add the turkey and salt to the pan and saute for an additional 4-5 minutes, crumbling the turkey as it cooks. Add the jar of marinara and stir until well combined. Pour the mixture over the cheese layer in your pan.
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake at 350° for 30 min. Serve topped with fresh basil.