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This outstanding casserole is a delicious combination of fresh zucchini, turkey, rice and an herb ricotta cheese blend.

It makes the perfect weeknight meal when you want something hearty and healthy.

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Turkey, Zucchini and Rice Casserole
This outstanding casserole is a delicious combination of fresh zucchini, turkey, rice and an herb ricotta cheese blend. It makes the perfect weeknight meal when you want something hearty and healthy.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Shred zucchini with a grater or food processor. In a strainer, allow zucchini to weep for 10 minutes. Squeeze to draw out excess moisture.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. In a large pan, add 1/4 teaspoon EVOO, turkey, salt and pepper. Brown meat until almost completely cooked through. Remove turkey from pan and set aside.
  4. Add remaining EVOO to pan and sauté spinach until wilted, approximately 2 minutes. Place spinach in a medium-large bowl and add ricotta, chives and basil.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine garlic, onions and tomato sauce.
  6. To assemble casserole, pour a thin layer of tomato mixture on the bottom of a glass or non-stick casserole dish. Spread half of the shredded zucchini over tomato mixture. Layer half the ricotta mixture, half the tomato mixture, all of the brown rice and turkey.
  7. Add another layer of zucchini, a layer of the remaining ricotta mixture and finally a layer of the remaining sauce.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, grate Parmesan cheese on casserole and let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crushed red pepper (optional) and enjoy!
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