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Macaroni Mess


6 Servings12 Servings24 Servings
Vegetable oil0.5 Tbsp1 Tbsp2 Tbsp
Onions, chopped0.5 cup1 cup2 cup
Garlic0.5 clove1 clove2 clove
Turkey, cooked, cubed2.125 cups4.25 cups8.5 cups
Water1.5 cups3 cups6 cups
1% (low-fat) milk0.75 cup1.5 cup3 cup
Cream of mushroom soup5.375 oz10.75 oz21.5 oz
Peas, frozen5 oz10 oz20 oz
Carrots, grated0.75 cup1.5 cup3 cup
Elbow macaroni, dry1 cup2 cup4 cup
Black pepper0.25 tsp0.5 tsp1 tsp
Corn flakes0.75 cup1.5 cup3 cup
Garlic powder0.125 tsp0.25 tsp0.5 tsp


  1. 1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté onions until transparent.
  2. 2. Add garlic and cook briefly, about 30 seconds.
  3. 3. Add turkey, water, milk, soup, carrots and peas. Bring to a boil.
  4. 4. Add macaroni and pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. 5. Cover pan, reduce heat to low, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. 6. While mixture is cooking, crush corn flakes in small bowl, mix in garlic powder.
  7. 7. Place 3/4 cup serving on plate and top with corn flakes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 3/4 cup (199g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 From Fat 37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sat. Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 312mg 13%
Total Carb 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 45% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 6% Iron 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

This dish has protein-rich turkey as well as vegetables for good nutrition. To make it even healthier, use whole grain macaroni.

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Lunch/Supper. Must serve all of the following:

  • Grain/Bread
  • Fruit/Vegetable
  • Meat/Meat Alternate