Source: Girl from the North Country
I've never had ground turkey before. Recently there was a really good sale at our local grocery store, and H pushed me to buy a few packages of it. I also found this recipe and was willing to use the ground turkey it called for, instead of using ground beef.
- 12 oz Jumbo Shells
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 lb 99% lean ground turkey (we used natural 97% fat free beef and drained all the fat)
- 32 oz crushed tomatoes
- 1 tbsp basil
- salt and pepper
- 2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
- 2 cups reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 egg
- 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Reggiano
- Boil water and cook shells according to package directions, make sure to make them al dente.
- Meanwhile, saute onions and garlic in oil.
- Add turkey or low-fat beef and salt and brown until cooked, breaking up in small pieces. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and basil, then simmer on low, covered.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a large bowl, beat the egg. Then add the ricotta, spinach, mozzarella, and parmesan and mix together.
- Once shells are cooked and cool, fill shells with the cheese mixture and place in baking dish with a little sauce in the bottom.
- Cover shells with half of the sauce, cover with foil and bake 40 minutes, uncover foil and bake 5 more minutes. (used all the sauce to cover shells, didn't reserve anything)
- Serve with additional sauce on top.