Posted on September 24, 2022 by in Comfort Food, Pasta, Recipes Blog, Slow Cooker

Tender turkey & the best flavor!

Slow Cooker Turkey & Bean “Lasagna” Pasta
Prep: 10 minutes plus chilling
Cook: 2 hours 40 minutes
Serves: 8

1 lb. ground turkey breast
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) Our Family® Diced Tomatoes
1 can (14.5 oz.) Our Family® Light Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
1 Tbsp. Our Family® Oregano Leaves
1 1/2 tsp. Our Family® Minced Garlic In Water
1 tsp. Our Family® Salt
1 tsp. Our Family® Ground Black Pepper
2 cups Our Family® Penne Rigati Pasta
1 tsp. Our Family® 100% Pure Olive Oil
1 cup Low-Moisture Part-Skim Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup Our Family® Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil plus additional for garnish (optional)
2 Tbsp. Our Family® 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese

Do Ahead
1. In large zip-top plastic bag, combine turkey, tomatoes with their juice, beans, onion, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper; seal bag, pressing out excess air. Massage bag to break up turkey into small pieces; refrigerate up to 2 days.
2. Prepare pasta as label directs; drain and transfer to large bowl. Stir in oil and refrigerate pasta mixture 15 minutes or until completely cool; cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

Day Of
1. In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, stir turkey mixture, breaking up turkey with side of wooden spoon until well combined; cover and cook on high 2 1/2 hours or low 5 hours. Stir in prepared pasta and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; cover and cook on high 10 minutes or until cheese melts and pasta is heated through. Makes about 8 cups.
2. In small bowl, stir ricotta cheese, basil and Parmesan cheese. Makes about 1/2 cup.
3. Serve turkey mixture topped with ricotta cheese mixture garnished with basil, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 cup turkey mixture, 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese mixture): 329 Calories, 10g Fat, 4g Saturated Fat, 53mg Cholesterol, 673mg Sodium, 33g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 4g Sugars, 0g Added Sugars, 24g Protein

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Comfort Food, Pasta, Recipes Blog, Slow Cooker | September 24th, 2022