1/2lbwhole grain penne or tube pastarice pasta works great for a gluten-free option
1/2lbground turkey or chickenwhite meat
1/2of a small yellow onion1/4 of a large one, chopped
1/4tspred pepper flakes
1/4tspcoarse sea saltto taste
1/2cuplow fat or dairy-free mozzarella cheese
Chop onion and garlic.
Heat a large fry pan on medium to medium high heat with the olive oil.
Add the onion, parsley, basil, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds.
Add the ground meat and salt. Keep turning and breaking up the meat with a spatula as it cooks.
Once your meat is cooked, and has started to brown in the pan along with the onions, add your 3 cups of sauce. Scrape up the brown bits into the sauce. Let the sauce come to a simmer. Taste and adjust your seasoning as needed.
Add your 1/2 lb of pasta. Mix well.
Remove from heat.
Transfer all ingredients to an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish.
Top with shredded cheese.
Cover with foil (tent so the cheese doesn't stick).
Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until pasta is cooked and hot. Remove from heat and let set for 5 minutes.