Turkey Mostaccioli



  • 2 boxes Mostaccioli
  • 1 lb. ground Italian turkey, browned and drained
  • 1 lb. Italian turkey sausage browned and drained and sliced
  • 1 T. dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 3 28 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1 28oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1/2 c. coffee (for real! It takes away the tomato’s bitterness)
  • 1.5 lbs shredded mozzarella cheese (or more! the cheesier the better)


  1. Combine meats and all ingredients except noodles and cheese, then simmer for 3 hours.
  2. Cook noodles via box directions Drain and rinse with cold water. Reserve 1 c. pasta water after cooking noodles.
  3. Combine noodles, sauce, and 1 c. cheese. Stir in 1/2 c. pasta water. Add more throughout cooking if needed. Put into casserole dish.
  4. Cover with foil and bake 45 min or until hot and bubbling. Remove foil and sprinkle with remaining cheese and put in for 15 min or until browned.