|Mmmmm cheesy, meaty, pasta-y goodness|
It's the perfect dish for us because it combines meat, pasta, veggies, and cheese while staying relatively healthy
No need to feel ashamed.
|Chop chop! I really need to remember I have a gorgeous food|
|Brown the meat and soften the onions & veggies|
|Add the tomato sauce and seasoning|
|My quick editing job to make it look like something not out of the 70's|
Serves 3-4 (or 2 :))
1 pound of ground turkey (or beef or chicken or tofu)
5 oz. whole wheat noodles (I use thin spaghetti)
1/2 can tomato sauce
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 zucchini, chopped
1/4 bell pepper, chopped
1 small carrot, sliced thin
2-3 tablespoons taco seasoning
shredded cheese (I use sharp cheddar or mexican blend)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large pot boil water and cook pasta according to box directions; drain and set aside.
At the same time, in a large skillet combine ground turkey, onion, zucchini, bell pepper, and carrot.
Cook over medium heat until meat is cooked through; drain and return to pan.
Add tomato sauce and taco seasoning to skillet and combine well.*
Spray a pie pan lightly with cooking spray and place noodles in the bottom.
Pour sauce mixture over noodles (stir together if you want).
Sprinkle a generous amount of cheese over the top.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
Scoop onto plates, sprinkle more cheese on top, and serve.
*Add 1/8 cup of water to sauce mixture if you prefer thinner sauce.