Lightly macaroni stew

This super light macaroni stew is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, vegetables, marinara sauce and cheese. Child friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!

This super light macaroni stew is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, vegetables, marinara sauce and cheese. Child friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!Lightly macaroni stew

My husband loves his comfort pasta dishes, a couple that we always make are pasta with chicken sausage and broccoli, baked Ziti and spinach lasagna rolls.

This super light macaroni stew is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, vegetables, marinara sauce and cheese. Child friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!

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I come from school having to cook your pasta in lots of water, so when someone kindly shared this recipe with me, I wouldn't lie, I was skeptical! But I loved the result and since then I've done it a few times over to fine tune it to my liking and we love it!

And elbowed elbows from DeLallo – I'm so impressed with their taste! In fact, I like their pasta so much that I partner with them this year as a brand sponsor. If you've been following me for a while, you know that my family and I don't like the taste of whole grain pasta. But that totally changed when I tried DeLallo and my kids and husband liked it too!

This super light macaroni stew is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, vegetables, marinara sauce and cheese. Child friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!

I used milk mozzarella on top because the points did not change by using reduced fat and I love my cheese melted and smashed but you can use whatever you prefer.

This super light macaroni stew is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, vegetables, marinara sauce and cheese. Child friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!This super light macaroni stew is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, vegetables, marinara sauce and cheese. Child friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!This super light macaroni stew is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, vegetables, marinara sauce and cheese. Child friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!

Lightly macaroni stew

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Total time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

This super light macaroni stew is a baked pasta dish with ground turkey, vegetables, marinara sauce and cheese. Child friendly and no need to pre-cook the pasta!

  • 1 lb 93% lean turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fine diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1 cup slices into slices
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite dice, drained
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce, I used my own homemade
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 t of Italian spices
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 8 oz cracked mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz of uncooked DeLallo elbow
  • Brown the ground turkey in a large deep non-stick skillet over high heat until cooked through, seasoning with a pinch of salt and breaking it up into smaller pieces while cooking.

  • Set it aside on a bowl.

  • Add olive oil to the skillet, reduce heat to medium and add onion, red pepper, celery and carrots; sheep until the vegetables are soft, approx. 6 to 7 minutes.

  • Put the turkey back in the pan along with the remaining ingredients except the pasta and cheese.

  • Bring to a boil then lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Heat the oven to 350 ° F while simmering.

  • Spoon just enough of the turkey / vegetable mixture to cover the bottom of a 9×13 pan.

  • Cover with uncooked pasta.

  • Spoon the remaining sauce mixture evenly over the top and sprinkle with cheese.

  • Cover with foil and baking 50-55 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and leave covered for 15 minutes.

  • Divide into 8 portions.

Serving: 1/8, Calories: 338 kcal, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 13 g, Cholesterol: 63 mg, Sodium: 581 mg, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 2g

Blue Smart Points: 5

Green smart points: 9

Purple Smart Points: 7

Points +: 8

Keywords: Light macaroni casserole, painted turkey elbow macaroni casserole, healthy casseroles, macaroni casserole recipe, turkey casserole with pasta

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo. I only share products I use in my own kitchen. I created this recipe and received compensation for making it.

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