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Turkey Mostaccioli Bake

“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


  • 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 fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 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.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese and marjoram; set aside. Drain mostaccioli.
  • Spread 1/2 cup meat sauce into an 11x7-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).
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.
Nutrition 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.

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  • justmbeth
    Mar 28, 2015

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

  • micemery
    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!

  • maritab
    May 14, 2013

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  • janvanlie
    May 5, 2013

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    Apr 7, 2013

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  • georgeanna
    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
    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
    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.

  • aed220
    Jan 5, 2013

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  • hunkydoriest
    Dec 7, 2012

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