This is a dish from my college days. Cheap, easy, fast, and always good. Ali (my college roommate) & Jack (her boyfriend) were making this last week— and asked me for a reminder of the recipe. So, when I was at Rachel’s apt (Rach’s mom is the famed Mrs. Weiner), feeling lazy but wanting something homemade on a Sunday night– it was top of mind– and fit the bill perfectly.
1 package pasta (i use rigatoni)
1 jar tomato sauce
1 pack shredded mozzarella
1 pack ground turkey or turkey sausage links (these add some extra flavor- take them out of their casings)
1 onion, small diced
Preheat oven to 400. find 9×13 pan.
Cook pasta in salted water until al dente (shave a few minutes off the time on the box- will cook more in the oven). Saute onion until starts to soften and look translucent. Add ground turkey and saute until browned. Strain pasta, put back into the pot. Add ground turkey/onion- transferring w. a slotted spoon to drain. Add whole jar of sauce. Add 2/3 of the bag of cheese. Add salt and pepper. Can add some red pepper flakes too. Mix up. Pour into pan. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Can add some Parmesan too. Bake for about 20 mins until cheese is melted and the top starts to look a little browned.