This slimming-friendly Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake is a delicious meal whether you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
If you’re looking to include some extra veggies in your meals, then this pasta bake is perfect – the whole family will love it!
We think turkey is a much under used and under rated meat. Not only is it economical but it’s so tasty and deserves to be cooked more than once a year.
We use turkey in loads of recipes – why not try something new?
How many Calories are in this Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake?
There are 459 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake. This means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake recipe?
Pasta and carbs do tend to come out higher in points as far as Weight Watchers recipes go.
This Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake has 12 Smart Points per portion, but you could easily just halve the portion size and serve with loads of steamed veg!
How to make this Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake
This family-friendly pasta bake is really easy to make. Here’s a summary;
- Par cook the pasta
- Brown the turkey and then the vegetables in a saucepan with the garlic and herbs
- Add the pasta and other sauce ingredients. Pour into a baking dish and top with cheese
- Bake until golden and bubbly
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake?
Any of the following go really well with Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything. It’s so hearty it can of course be eaten on its own!
- Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Side salad
- Steamed vegetables
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake?
This delicious meal doesn’t use any fancy ingredients or equipment – you can get everything you need in the supermarket!
This recipe uses the basic ratatouille vegetables but you could add any you’ve got in the fridge.
We found that par-cooking the pasta cuts down the overall cooking time. Just make sure you don’t overcook it before it goes into the oven – sludgy pasta isn’t nice!
If you don’t have turkey, this Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake would work just as well with chicken or even fish!
This pasta bake reheats well so is good for lunches the following day or a second dinner. This dish serves 6 so is an excellent way of feeding a large family whilst on a budget, and still having leftovers!
Can you cook Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake another way?
You need to use the method below to cook this recipe – it is not suitable to cook using a different method.
How do you know when Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake is cooked?
You should cook this pasta bake until the turkey is cooked through, and the pasta is al dente. The cheese on top will be golden and bubbling.
This should take approx 25 minutes in the oven (plus some time on the hob before putting the dish together for the oven).
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of this pasta bake in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Turkey Ratatouille Pasta Bake?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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