Hi, this is Kristin from Dizzy Busy and Hungry, back again as a contributor on The Best Blog Recipes. Many thanks to Shauna for having me! Do your kids love pasta? Mine do, especially my youngest, who is actually a bit of a picky eater and would live on nothing but pasta, biscuits, and Life cereal if I would let him!
Pasta is so versatile and easy, and the kids love it, so it really lends itself to all kinds of quick and yummy weeknight meals. I have been making this family favorite for a few years now, and in fact it was one of the first meals I ever blogged about! Recently, I looked at what I had written back in early 2013 to refresh my memory on the recipe, and as the page loaded to my screen, I practically fell off my chair I was laughing so hard! WOW, what a difference a year makes! So I decided that I needed to do a complete overhaul and get that old post off of my blog. Here is a little before and after collage to show you what I am talking about!
Do you think I have made a little progress with my photography? Just a bit, LOL! It is nice to realize that my efforts to improve my pictures have made a difference, even if my efforts to improve my younger son’s food repetoire have not quite made as much progress. Oh well, I won’t give up. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming (like Dory in Finding Nemo)! If I keep trying, maybe someday he will even like Brussels sprouts!
Anyway, this Turkey Rotini Bake tastes as good as the (new) picture looks, so I definitely recommend it for a great weeknight meal for your family!
- 1 (12 ounce) box rotini pasta (I used whole grain)
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 (16 ounce) jar Alfredo sauce (I used light)
- 2 (4.5 ounce) jars mushrooms, drained
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Cook the rotini as directed on the package.
- While the rotini is cooking, brown the ground turkey, adding the salt and pepper.
- Drain the rotini, put it back in the pot, then add the ground turkey, Alfredo sauce, and mushrooms. Mix well.
- Place half of the pasta-turkey mixture in a 9x13 baking dish and sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Then add the remaining pasta, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Before serving, sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe, and I would love for you to come visit me over at Dizzy Busy and Hungry!
Enjoy and have a wonderful day!
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