Turkey Mostaccioli Bake Recipe
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Turkey Mostaccioli Bake Recipe

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“I often serve this for dinner parties and always get tons of compliments,” writes Donna Ebert from Richfield, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked mostaccioli
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 278 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 607mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.


  1. Cook mostaccioli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain if necessary.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese and marjoram; set aside. Drain mostaccioli.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce into an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with half of the mostaccioli, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Top with cottage cheese mixture. Layer with remaining mostaccioli, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (dish will be full).
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Mostaccioli in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p41

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 223710
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2015

"This was good. Great to pull together quickly for a weeknight meal."

micemery User ID: 3537150 78868
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"Mine turned out a little watery. I added 1 tsp Italian seasoning and some garlic powder. Good for a week night meal!"

georgeanna User ID: 1160318 107412
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"Made this two day ago. It is delicious! Even better the second day! A great smaller version of lasagna. It was easy and tasty a perfect combination."

amysuetoo User ID: 1046791 107407
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"quick and easy to make especially mixing the meat sauce and pasta. I don't use the parmesan cheese. I add a little extra marjoram. I add garlic in the meat sauce."

carolunderhill User ID: 1703508 72342
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"As a lower in fat dish, this was very good. I tweaked it a bit. I added a clove of garlic with the onion, a tsp of dried basil, 1/4 tsp pepper flakes to the sauce. I used 2% cottage cheese, that's what I had on hand. As suggested I also added the pasta to the sauce to save a step."

hunkydoriest User ID: 4515323 107364
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"Great recipe! This was like lasagna, but the noodles were easier to work with."

HOGWriter User ID: 3126553 152761
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"We agree with all the other 5-star reviews...this recipe is terrific. Combining pasta and sauce saved time assembling. Fresh summer basil (like in the picture) would have been a nice touch to top it off."

Mikkiana57 User ID: 3066832 152732
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"An awesome recipe! Made it for my Weight Watchers diet and it is delicious - only 9 points. Add green beans or a salad to round out the meal."

alzingone User ID: 5785132 161080
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"Every time I make this it gets better. I'm not sure how, but my husband always says, "make it again.""

mom2grlys User ID: 2394516 152728
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I have made this several times. Something I always do is double everything but the cottage cheese and mozzerella cheese. Always turns out wonderful and plenty cheesy for my family. I figure I might as well cook the whole pound of meat and the whole box of noodles, then we have leftovers!"

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