Baked Ground Turkey Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author The Busy Life Plus Three


  • 1 box Penne Pasta
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 RAGU traditional sauce (45oz or less)
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups of water
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup shredded Colby jack cheese- Great Midwest Cheeses
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • salt & pepper



  1. Heat olive oil in a large stove top nonstick skillet.

  2. Add lean ground turkey meat; stir to crumble for approx 14-16 minutes.

  3. Season with salt and pepper and stirring occasionally, until meat is browned on all sides.

  4. Add half a cup of water and stir for one minute.

  5. Stir in the tomato sauce, add as much to taste and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. Boil water and add the penne pasta

  7. Stir to combine and cover with a lid; add salt to taste.

  8. Preheat oven to 450F.

  9. Once pasta is done continue to cook on low and stir the pasta with turkey meat mixing in the sauce, stirring frequently to avoid burning, until pasta is tender cooked.

  10. Remove from heat and taste for extra seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  11. Get your nonstick baking sheet ready and spray canola oil to the sides evenly.

  12. Move the mixed pasta (with the ground turkey) to the baking sheet.

  13. Sprinkle Great Midwest Cheese (of your choice) & mozzarella cheese over on top and transfer to oven.

  14. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.

  15. Remove from oven and let stand about 5 minutes.

  16. Garnish with parsley on top. Serve and enjoy!