1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef, your choice) 2 cups pasta (choose any one you like!)
1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes (do not drain) 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
Minced garlic (or garlic cloves) seasonings (again, choose as many as you would like)
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
While the pasta is cooking, brown the ground turkey, seasoning to taste (I love to season, so I use just about everything – pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasonings, etc…season, season, season!). I also like to add some minced garlic to the pan while browning the ground turkey.
Once the turkey is browned, add the diced tomatoes (do not drain) and tomato sauce to the turkey. I allow the mixture to simmer until the pasta is done (or at least 5-10 minutes).
Drain the cooked pasta and add the pasta to the turkey mixture.
You can then either serve the meal immediately OR do as I did – we had some errands to run as soon as my husband got home from work, so I prepped this meal early. I popped it into an oven-safe bowl, sprinkled some parmesan cheese on top and placed it in the oven (on low – about 200-250 degrees) while we ran the errands.
We got home a little later than planned from running the errands and the meal was perfect! PLUS – this prevented us from eating out for dinner. YEA! 🙂
* This is not from the Amish Cooking cookbook – this is just a mixture of several recipes I’ve tried until I found a combination that my family enjoyed. Here’s the thing – I RARELY mess with recipes of baked goods. BUT when it comes to cooking, I’ll mix and match and add this or that, all to my taste (I learned this from my mom for sure – she can make a meal out of just about anything!). So feel free to do the same and let me know what you’ve done to improve it. 🙂