Mediterranean Pasta Bake

Medditeranian Pasta Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: About 4 servings

 Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 lb. ground lean turkey or chicken
    1/2 tablespoon olive oil
    2-1/2 cups (uncooked) rotini pasta
    1 medium onion, chopped fine
    2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
    1 (10 oz.) box chopped frozen spinach
    1 teaspoon oregano
    1 (2.25 oz) can sliced black olives
    1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
    1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
    small container crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Place frozen spinach in a small bowl and microwave until well thawed.  Squeeze excess water from spinach.

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions

  • While pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, sauté turkey, onions and garlic in olive oil, breaking up turkey with a spatula as it browns

  • To the sautéed turkey, add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, olives, spinach, oregano; mix well to combine.  Add pasta to skillet and mix gently.  Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.

  • Top with crumbled feta cheese

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