skinny-pizza-casseroleHappy National Pasta Day! Growing up one of my family’s favorite comfort foods was Pizza Casserole and with the cold rolling back into Chicago this week I was definitely in the need of a little warmth. But as holiday cocktail dress season is right around the corner, I lightened up the recipe and added a twist for your dog. Perfect dinner for the whole family!

Skinny Pizza Casserole


  • 1 lb. ground turkey breast
  • ½ package whole wheat No Yolks or 2 cups dry whole wheat or brown rice elbows/rotini
  • 1 cup cremini (or button) mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ¼ cup green pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup organic tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup organic ketchup
  • 2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions and add in broccoli the last 3 minutes of cooking, strain. Set aside a plain portion for your pup.
  3. While noodles are cooking sauté ground turkey breast in 1 Tablespoon olive oil and Italian seasoning. Strain out fat. Set aside. Set aside a plain portion for your pup.
  4. Sauté onions, mushrooms, green peppers and garlic in the remaining olive oil.
  5. In a mixing bowl combine the ground turkey, vegetables and noodles stirring in the tomato and ketchup.
  6. Place mixture into an oven safe round dish and top with cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

pasta-dinner-for-dogsNote to RDMs:

Remember to set aside a portion of the plain noodles, broccoli and ground turkey for your pup. For large dogs: ½ cup each and for small dogs ¼ cup each.

If you are watching your dog’s weight, you can just give him or her the turkey and broccoli!

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