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Turkey Spaghetti Bake

Author: Gaby Dalkin

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups leftover shredded turkey or chicken
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 28- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup small fresh mozzarella balls
  • Fresh basil to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Break the pasta in half and cook the spaghetti according to the package directions, drain and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add the turkey, cream, tomatoes, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Transfer the turkey and pasta to a baking dish and top with parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted. Garnish with basil and serve as needed.