Ziti with Turkey Tenderloin Tomato Sauce

Ziti with Turkey Tenderloin Tomato Sauce

Serves 4 to 6

This hearty tomato sauce is flavored with mushrooms, onions and carrots. For a twist, top with grated Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and bake until heated through and cheese is melted.

Ingredients: 
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound turkey tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 pound dried ziti, cooked according to package directions
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Method: 

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add mushrooms, onions and carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes and tomato paste and break up tomatoes with a large spoon. Add basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring often.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet. Add turkey and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides and just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer turkey to pot with tomato sauce and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until piping hot. Toss with ziti and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:510 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 37g protein
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