Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno… The kids love this one!
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and cook ground turkey, venison or extra lean hamburger meat, carrots, onion and garlic until browned. Add chicken or vegetable stock, tomatoes, pasta and basil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare baking dish with a light coating of cooking spray. Turn pasta mixture into baking dish. Press down lightly with the back of a spoon.
Sprinkle with cheese, if using. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
1 lb. lean ground turkey, venison, or extra lean hamburger meat
2 cups of shredded sweet carrots
1 sm onion, diced fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 Tbsp olive oil, optional
1 26 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 cp low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
8 oz brown-rice penne (or other whole-grain pasta)
2 Tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
½ cp shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese, optional