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This baked pasta recipe is a delicious way to give new life to leftover chicken or turkey. Plenty of veggies (sweet peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes) add nutrition and color to this easy comfort food dinner.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
5 mins
1 hr 5 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 3-quart baking dish; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding dried tomatoes to boiling water with the pasta; drain.

  • For sauce, in a large skillet cook mushrooms, sweet peppers, and onion in hot oil over medium heat until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in milk and the 1 cup water. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Gradually add the 2 cups cheese, stirring until melted. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

  • In a large bowl combine cooked pasta mixture, sauce, and turkey. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds.

  • Bake, covered, about 30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle each serving with additional cheese.

Nutrition Facts

526 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 70mg; saturated fat 9g; carbohydrates 54g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 7g; sugars 9g; protein 36g; vitamin a 1360.5IU; vitamin c 54.9mg; thiamin 0.7mg; riboflavin 0.7mg; niacin equivalents 8.1mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 165.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.4mcg; sodium 908mg; potassium 699mg; calcium 353.4mg; iron 4mg.