21 Day Fix Approved Ziti

 

Well, it was supposed to be slow cooker ziti but then again, it was supposed to have sausage and eggplant too.  That’s what happens in our kitchen.  I swore I had ziti and it was penne (close enough right?!).  Then my eggplant was rotten even though I *just* bought it the day before.  And sausage… well we don’t eat sausage so I knew I was replacing that with ground turkey meat.

I tend to get very inspired by many recipe books, magazines, and blogs but always end up creating something a bit more FITsSimple style, plus it never hurts to make it 21 Day Fix Meal Plan approved!

So, now I present to you my Slow Cooker, Fired Roasted Tomato, Fennel, Spinach + Turkey Penne “Baked Ziti”.  Haha.  Whatever.  It’s good so try it out and come back to let me know what you think!

ENJOY!

21 Day Fix Approved Ziti
Slow Cooker Ziti
Votes: 74
Rating: 3.59
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A healthy and FIX approved version of Baked Ziti that is absolutely DELICIOUS!
SERVINGS PREP TIME
5 15 minutes
COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
6-7 hours 6-7 hours
SERVINGS PREP TIME
5 15 minutes
COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
6-7 hours 6-7 hours
21 Day Fix Approved Ziti
Slow Cooker Ziti
Votes: 74
Rating: 3.59
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
A healthy and FIX approved version of Baked Ziti that is absolutely DELICIOUS!
SERVINGS PREP TIME
5 15 minutes
COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
6-7 hours 6-7 hours
SERVINGS PREP TIME
5 15 minutes
COOK TIME TOTAL TIME
6-7 hours 6-7 hours
INGREDIENTS
  • 1.25 lb Ground Turkey
  • 3 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 large Fennel Bulb
  • 1 15 oz can Fire-Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can Tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Water
  • 8 oz Dried Cut Ziti or Penne Pasta
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil (chopped)
  • 8 oz Fresh Mozzarella
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a large skillet, brown ground turkey meat over medium-high heat. Drain fat. Combine turkey, fennel, tomatoes, spinach, tomato sauce, water, garlic, and seasoning in a 5-6 quart slow cook. Cover and cook on low-heat for 6-7 hours or high-heat 3 hours.
  2. If using low-heat, turn to high and stir in dry pasta and basil. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes. Stir pasta, sprinkle mozzarella, cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
  3. Let stand, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle basil on top and ENJOY!
RECIPE NOTES

21 Day Fix Container Equivalents (per serving):
1 Red - Ground Turkey
2 Green - Fennel, Tomatoes, Spinach
0.5 Purple - Tomato Sauce
1 Yellow - Ziti
1 Blue - Mozzarella