Microwave Turkey Pasta Casserole

It takes just two bowls and a microwave to make this delicious pasta meal.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cups cooked ziti


  • Place turkey in a large microwave-safe bowl and season with salt and black pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 8 minutes, stirring and breaking up meat occasionally. Uncover and stir in the brown sugar, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, and bell pepper. Cover and microwave for an additional 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In another large microwave-safe bowl, heat the cooked pasta in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Toss the pasta with the sauce and serve immediately.