Oven-Baked Turkey Bolognese with Tomatoes & Mozzarella
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Oven-Baked Turkey Bolognese

with Tomatoes & Mozzarella

50 MIN
2 Servings
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    Featuring pre-chopped ingredients and a recyclable baking tin, our Ready to Cook recipes make prep and cleaning a breeze. Just assemble, bake, and enjoy! To add a bit of heat to this take on the classic Italian meat sauce—which features delightfully curly cavatappi, juicy tomatoes, and melty mozzarella cheese—you’ll stir in Calabrian chile paste, a specialty product made with fragrant red chiles from Calabria, a region in southern Italy.
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    Oven-Baked Turkey Bolognese with Tomatoes & Mozzarella
    Title
    • 10 oz Ground Turkey
    • ⅓ cup Mirepoix
    • 2 Tbsps Tomato Paste
    • 2 Tbsps Vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce
    • 6 oz Cavatappi Pasta
    • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
    • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning (Whole Dried Basil, Sage, Oregano, Savory, Rosemary, Thyme & Marjoram)
    • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
    • 1 8-Oz Can Tomato Sauce
    • 1 Single-Use Aluminum Tray
    • 4 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
    Prepare the ingredients & make the base
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the base

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the tomatoes. In the tray, combine the pasta, tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, mirepoix, tomato sauce, 1 cup of water, and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper; stir to thoroughly combine.

    Add the turkey & bake the tray
    2 Add the turkey & bake the tray

    Add the turkey (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding) in an even layer. Season with salt and pepper. Tightly cover the tray with foil and bake 38 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. Carefully remove the foil. Stir to thoroughly combine.

    Add the mozzarella & serve your dish
    3 Add the mozzarella & serve your dish

    Evenly top with the cheese (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding). Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, the pasta is tender, and the turkey is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Enjoy!

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    Prepare the ingredients & make the base
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the base

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the tomatoes. In the tray, combine the pasta, tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, mirepoix, tomato sauce, 1 cup of water, and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper; stir to thoroughly combine.

    2 Add the turkey & bake the tray

    Add the turkey (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding) in an even layer. Season with salt and pepper. Tightly cover the tray with foil and bake 38 minutes. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. Carefully remove the foil. Stir to thoroughly combine.

    Add the turkey & bake the tray
    Add the mozzarella & serve your dish
    3 Add the mozzarella & serve your dish

    Evenly top with the cheese (tearing into bite-sized pieces before adding). Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, the pasta is tender, and the turkey is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Enjoy!

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