Ground Turkey and Penne Casserole



1/2 lb uncooked penne


3/4 c chopped sweet onions

3/4 c seeded and chopped bell pepper

1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions

1 (8 oz) Can tomato sauce

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp ground allspice

1/2 c shredded Italian blend cheeses



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook penne in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, spray a 2-1/2-quart baking dish AND a large, heavy nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Set baking dish aside.

Over medium heat, cook ground turkey, bell pepper and onion in skillet. Stirring frequently, cook 5 minutes or until turkey has lost all pink color and is cooked through.

Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, black pepper and allspice. Cook 2 minutes.

Stir in cooked and drained pasta. Place turkey mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.