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Turkey Mac Casserole

Turkey Mac Casserole
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 5
Enjoy the comfort of mac and cheese in this hearty turkey casserole that's topped with buttered Progresso® Italian Style Bread Crumbs - baked in just 30 minutes.
Updated May 20, 2013

Ingredients

Casserole

  • 4 oz. (1 cup) uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
  • 3 medium zucchini, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1 (10-oz.) container refrigerated light Alfredo sauce

Topping

  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon margarine or butter, melted

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 1/2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Cook macaroni to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2
    In large nonstick skillet, cook and stir turkey and garlich-pepper blend over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink.
  • 3
    Add cooked macaroni, zucchini, basil and Alfredo sauce; mix well. Spoon mixture into sprayed casserole. In small bowl, combine all topping ingredients; mix well. Sprinkle over casserole.
  • 4
    Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

  • Light Alfredo sauce is stocked in the refrigerated section of the grocery store next to the refrigerated pastas.
  • Some potent ingredients, even in small quantities, give lots of flavor to a dish. The romano cheese in this recipe takes this role.
  • Enjoy with sparkling water. For dessert, serve sliced pears or baked custard.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
365
Calories from Fat
125
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
22%
22%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
14%
14%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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