Aug 13, 2009

Cheesy Ground Turkey & Vegetable Pasta

We're planning a trip to Italy right now, so I have pasta on the brain. This was really easy to throw together and bake. You've got your meat, your veggies, your carb, and, cheese! Getting calcium in the form of cheese is never a problem for us. We loved the orecchiette because they scoop up different flavors, so every bite you have is different!

2 2/3 cups orecchiette pasta
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 medium sized carrot, sliced and quartered
1 medium sized zucchini, sliced and quartered
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 14.5 oz diced tomatoes w/ garlic, oregano, basil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
fresh basil
shredded cheddar
crumbled goat cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. Cook pasta as directed.
3. Cook ground turkey as directed.
4. Arrange cooked pasta and turkey into an 8x8 baking dish.
5. Add vegetables, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, and toss.
6. Add as much cheese as you'd like on top.
7. Bake covered for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Brandon surprised me (or tried to, but I saw the bag before he could) with cupcakes! One was Red Velvet flavored and the other was Lemon Blueberry. Both of these are from Cupcake in Mount Pleasant. Check out the site and all the awesome flavors they have! We've been eating these a lot lately. Brandon's favorite is the Carrot Cake and mine is Peanut Butter Banana fluff.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy bake! LOVE the goat cheese in it- how delicious. And cupcakes? What a wonderful surprise