We took the processed pasta out and packed this with the nutrient power house, sweet potatoes! Yes, this is a higher carb recipe, but that makes for a great post workout meal. Carbs can be your friend for post workout meals! Check out the tab “post workout” in our Categories for more ideas.
Need to make this low carb? No problem! Swap the potatoes for sliced zucchini instead!
1.25 lb ground turkey 99/1%
1tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium onion chopped
1.5 tbs minced garlic
2 chopped vine tomatoes
1 cup low fat or fat free cottage cheese
1 can tomato sauce or 3/4 jar traditional spaghetti sauce
3 peeled and sliced sweet potatoes
1/4 cup parmesan or low fat mozzarella
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In large skillet sauté onion and garlic in olive oil. Add turkey and brown. Add tomatoes, spices and sauce.
While turkey is cooking mix cottage cheese and egg. Set aside.
Spray 9×11″ baking sheet with Pam and begin layers with sweet potato. Then add 1/2 meat sauce. Next is the cottage cheese mixture (all of it). Then repeat: sweet potato, meat, and top with Parmesan cheese or low fat mozzarella.
Cover and bake 1hr. Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes before serving.