Monday, May 21, 2012


Monterrey Turkey Pasta

What a unique way to use BBQ sauce!

This recipe is so easy to throw together on a busy weeknight, when time is limited and you want a hardy meal; hoepfully you have some fresh chicken or turkey stored in the freezer.

Monterrey Turkey (or Chicken) Pasta
adapted by me, but original idea found at Mommy's Menu

2 cups shredded turkey - precooked (or the original recipe calls for chicken)
1 box favorite pasta noodles (penne or macaroni work well)
1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese and jack cheese
6 to 12 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled (check out my new oven method of cooking bacon)

I store shredded turkey and chicken in the freezer for easy recipes just like this. Cook the pasta to your liking.

Bacon in the oven. This is such an easy way to cook bacon. Lay out all the bacon onto parchment paper or foil on a cooking sheet. Cook the bacon at 400 degrees for about 17 minutes. This is a great way to make bacon for recipes, but it does change the texture a little for just eating it. We perfer skillet if we are just eating the bacon plain, but for recipes that call for bacon this method is perfect.

Once your turkey or chicken is ready, and your noodles and bacon are cooked you are ready to assemble. Spray the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish. Lay in the cooked noodles first, then the cooked turkey (or chicken), spread over the meat the BBQ sauce, bacon and top with the grated cheese.

Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and gooey. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. So happy it's grill season!

    thanks for the party


  2. Your turkey pasta looks so yummy! Pinning.


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