Italian Bake| Super Easy Bariatric Recipe

If you like the ricotta bake, you will like this Italian Bake as well.

The ricotta bake is a very easy and tasty bariatric recipe, but let’s face it, no one wants to eat the same recipe every day. Check out our noodle-free Italian Bake, which has a pureed option as well.

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This is one tasty dish! If you have seen any of our other recipes using cottage cheese, you may remember that one of us (me) is not a huge fan of the texture. We have created some really tasty recipes using blended cottage cheese. Since this recipe has the same flavor profile as a lasagna, we left the cottage cheese alone (except when we made the pureed version) and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.

The cottage cheese fit in great with the turkey and onions. I will be taking the (very few) leftovers and making my lunch today!

This italian bake was super easy to prepare, quick to make and the clean up was a snap. Some of our favorite things with bariatric cooking. If you are doing your bariatric meal prep for the week, you could go ahead and cook some extra turkey to use in another recipe.

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You can see from the pictures above that there are not many ingredients in our Italian Bake recipe. We wanted to keep it simple. Now, you may want to add some additional seasonings. We keep quite a few italian seasonings in our kitchen, so we spiced ours up a little bit. Try adding fresh minced garlic if you want to really add some flavor.

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Depending on where you are in your weight loss surgery journey, you may need to puree this. You can see on the video that we show it both ways. Also, don’t forget about watching your portion sizes. It’s a very easy way to stay on top of things.

In the pureed phase and need more bariatric puree recipes? Check out our blog.

If you make our Noodle Free Italian Bake Bariatric Recipe, please tag WLS Afterlife on your favorite social platform, we love to see your ideas!

both versions of the Noodle Free Italian Bake recipe

Ingredients for Noodle Free Italian Bake

1⁄2 lb lean ground turkey
1⁄4 onion
1 cup non-fat cottage cheese
1⁄2 cup sugar free marinara sauce
Sprinkle of italian seasoning


First, combine your turkey and onion and cook until brown.
In a medium bowl add in your turkey mixture, cottage cheese and marinara sauce.
Start to mix your ingredients together and add in a sprinkle of italian seasoning.
Continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
Add a portion into a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
*For pureed option: Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend
until smooth. Add a portion into a small bowl and microwave for 30
seconds to 1 minute.

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We recommend our WLS Afterlife viewers follow their doctor’s dietary guidelines, regardless of our recipe instructions. Don’t forget to control your portions after weight loss surgery.

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