Creamy Creole Turkey Bake

4 servings

ingredients

  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1/4 pound fresh button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
  • One 8-ounce can low-sodium stewed tomatoes, drained
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons creole seasoning *
  • 4 ounces fettuccine, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

directions

In medium non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, saute onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in margarine 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add mushrooms and saute 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

In medium bowl blend cream cheese, tomatoes, and creole seasoning. Fold in vegetable mixture, drained fettuccine and turkey.

Pour mixture into 9-inch square dish, sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Sprinkle cheese over top and bake in a preheated 325 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

NOTE: Substitute ready-made Creole seasoning with the following homemade recipe: 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, dash ground cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon paprika. Combine all seasonings and mix to blend thoroughly. Pour into a small jar with cover; seal tightly.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Turkey Federation. All rights reserved.

RecID 8233

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