Baked Ziti with Turkey, Squash and Caramelized Onions
1large onionthinly sliced
12oz.extra-lean ground turkey
4tsp.chopped fresh sage
1tbsp.chopped fresh rosemary
1/4tsp.each salt and pepper
2cupsdiced butternut squash
2cupsdiced acorn squash
1/2cupsodium-reduced chicken broth
12oz.ziti or penne pasta
3/4cupshredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/3cupgrated Parmesan cheese
2tbsp.chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 400˚F. Heat olive oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook onion and brown sugar, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 17 minutes or until tender and deep golden.
Add turkey, garlic, sage, rosemary, salt and pepper, stirring with wooden spoon to break up turkey. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until turkey is browned. Add squash and broth; bring to boil.
Reduce to simmer; cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until squash is just tender.
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente; drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Toss together pasta, reserved pasta water, squash mixture and mozzarella; transfer to 13- x 9-inch glass baking dish.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Sprinkle with parsley.
Tip: Substitute crumbled Italian sausage or ground pork for turkey if desired. A SharethePasta.org original recipe.