Ground Turkey Pasta Bake

There are those nights when you look in the pantry and realize you have ‘nothing to make for dinner’. Those are the nights I usually whip out the pasta. Pasta is the best, too, because it can be on a meal on its own, or the glue that holds a dish together.

This is one of those dishes that pulls everything together. It’s mostly pantry/freezer ingredients and it’s all made in one pot. It’s super tasty, super delicious and super easy to make!

This is definitely a rotating weeknight dish for us in this house! How about you? What’s your favorite go-to dish? Let me know in the comments below!

Ground Turkey Pasta Bake

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/4 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 lb. pasta, cooked (I used rotini)
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 fresh mozzarella ball, sliced
  • Fresh basil & parsley, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large oven-safe saucepan, warm oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook until halfway cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Mix in onion and garlic and cook until fragrant and meat is mostly cooked, another 1-2 minutes.img_1718
  3. Stir in crushed tomatoes, cooked pasta, and season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Top with mozzarella and bake in oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbling. img_1728
  5. Top with basil and parsley to serve and enjoy! img_1734

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