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Turkey Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Turkey Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Enjoy the flavors of Thanksgiving any time of year with this deliciously easy turkey pumpkin pasta bake. 


3 cups (9 oz) whole wheat penne pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, finely chopped 
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground turkey*
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
2 cups skim milk**
1 teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 cups shredded cheese**
*If vegetarian, omit ground turkey or substitute with protein of choice
**If dairy free, substitute with your favorite milk alternative


Preheat oven to 400⁰ F. Cook the pasta to al dente according to the box instructions. Once cooked, drain and place pasta back in pot.
Preheat large skillet on medium heat, add olive oil. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add ground turkey and cook until meat is browned and no longer pink.
Add pumpkin puree, milk, nutmeg, allspice, black pepper, and cooked pasta to skillet. Stir until combined.
Pour ½ the pasta mixture into greased baking dish and sprinkle with half the cheese. Top with remaining mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted and the edges are golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 394
Fat: 19g
Total Carohydrates: 27g
Dietary fiber: 3g
Protein: 30g
Sodium: 327mg

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