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Monday, January 28, 2008

Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey

This is just a made up recipe, but it is REALLY good - and so easy. I do not have a recipe, so most of this is done without real measurments. If it is in italics, I don't have a precise measurement, so use your best judgement!

1 lb ground turkey (go for the higher fat content if you can, the taste will be richer)
1 box Ziti pasta (cooked and drained - don't rinse, but if you are worried about sticking, pour a little of the sauce over it and stir to coat)
2 cups (or more - however "saucey" you like it) Barilla (or your favorite) Marinara sauce
1 c ricotta
1 c mozzerella
1/4 c parmesan
1 T Worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper to taste

Brown the turkey and season with the Worcestershire, salt & pepper.

In a greased 13 x 9 in pan, spread cooked pasta and browned meat. Pour on sauce (you don't want it soupy, but moist is good). Dot picotta in spoonfulls around the dish, then gently fold the ricotta into the pasta-turkey mixture. Top with a little more sauce, parmesan and mozzerella. Cover and bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes, until bubbly. Remove foil and bake for 5-10 minutes more. Let sit on the stove (recover to keep in the heat) for a few minutes before serving.

Of course, this is excellent with a fresh salad and a crusty bread!

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