Turkey Pasta with Spinach

What You Need:

3 C of macaroni
1 (28 oz.) cans of tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t of salt
1/4 t of pepper
1 t of olive oil
1/2 of an onion, chopped
1 t of basil
1 t of oregano
1 lb. of ground turkey
3 large handfuls of fresh spinach

How to Make It:

Light oil a cast iron Dutch oven pan with olive oil.
Allow the oven to preheat to 450 degrees.
Place the macaroni into the bottom of the pan.
Drain the tomatoes into a measuring cup and add enough water to make 1 1/3 C.
Add 1/3 of the garlic, the salt and pepper to the tomato juice mixture and stir to blend.
Pour the liquid over the macaroni and stir to coat well.
Place the tomatoes into a mixing bowl and add the remaining garlic.
Stir in the onion, basil and oregano until combined.
Crumble the ground meat into the bowl and mix with your hands until all the ingredients are blended together well.
Drop forkfuls of the meat mixture into the pan.
Top with the spinach leaves.
Cover the pan and bake 45 minutes or until the macaroni is soft.

Makes 4 servings

Any type of ground meat will work well with this recipe including ground pork.  2 (10 oz.) pkgs. of frozen spinach may be used in place of the fresh spinach.  Add it to the meat mixture before mixing instead of adding last.

Preparation Time:  approximately 5 minutes
Baking Time:  approximately 45 minutes
Total Time: approximately 50 minutes

Nutritional Information:  (approximate values per serving)
Calories 425; Fat 14g; Carbohydrates 51g; Cholesterol 43 mg; Sodium 512 mg; Protein 21g;

Fiber 5g
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