Turkey Zucchini Marinara Bake

Turkey Zucchini Marinara Bake

Turkey Zucchini Marinara Bake

This recipe has been much anticipated, so I wanted to get it up on the blog! It’s super simple to make, inexpensive and healthy. I love this meal because it makes a ton of food and tastes even better as it sits up. 

Typically, if I am making this for a night I will then go ahead and freeze the leftovers and eat it again in a few days. All you’ll have to do is heat it up on the stove – I promise it’ll taste good! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of lean turkey meat 
  • 1 jar of organic garlic tomato sauce 
  • 1 package of zucchini – so about 4 – 5 of them
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh ground garlic 
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of salt 
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 3 cubes of fresh basil (Trader Joe’s sells this in the frozen isle) 
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder 
  • 3/4 cup of low fat mozzarella 
  • 1/2 of panko bread crumbs 

Directions:

  1. Heat a large pan to high and spray with non-stick cooking spray 
  2. Once the pan is hot, add in the turkey meat and cook for about 10 – 15 minutes until browned 
  3. Next, add in all of the seasonings and cover for about 10 minutes on medium 
  4. While the meat is cooking – cut up all the zucchini in round slices (like in the photo below
  5. Once the meat is done cooking, pour into a large baking pan
  6. Next, you’ll then want to pour the entire jar of sauce in there and make sure everything is combined
  7. Then, place all of the zucchini rounds you just sliced over the entire top of the meat
  8. Next, pour the bread crumbs on top
  9. Lastly, pour the cheese on top
  10. I like to add additional salt and garlic salt to the top for taste
  11. You will then want to cover with foil and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes at 350 degrees 
  12. The last 5 minutes, place on broil (high) so you get the top crispy 

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Let me know if you have any questions! Enjoy 🙂

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