Turkey Mac Casserole

Enjoy the comfort of macaroni and cheese in this hearty turkey casserole that's topped with buttered Progresso® Italian Style Bread Crumbs.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 5

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

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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 Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
365
(
Calories from Fat
125),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
22%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
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.