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


  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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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2015

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

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!"

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."

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."

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."

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