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Turkey Stroganoff

Think Hamburger Helper without the hamburger 🙂 For the stroganoff flavoring and the noodles, I just used a box of Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff. But then I substituted turkey and added a few twists. This one is really super good !

Turkey Stroganoff
Turkey Stroganoff

4 servings
395 calories per serving

1 lb. lean ground turkey
½ t pepper
½ t salt
1 t gravy master
1 t dehydrated onion flakes
3 ½ c water
1 package beef stroganoff sauce mix
3 c uncooked medium egg noodles
½ c sour cream
½ c canned peas
Parsley for garnish

Cook turkey in a hot skillet on medium high heat until it is no longer pink. Toward the end add 1 t of Gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet so that the meat gets browner and more resembles ground beef. Mix in salt and pepper, onion flakes, water, sauce mix and noodles and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook 8 minutes or until noodles are tender. Half way through, stir in the peas. Stir in sour cream and heat through on low heat. Garnish with parsley just before serving.

Sausage and Cheddar Casserole

Easy to throw together and a very satisfying ‘bready’ dish. So if you’re in the mood for carbs – this is the one ! This makes a nice big try and really could easily be split into 8 servings so it’s a great breakfast for when you have overnight guests.

Sausage and Cheddar Casserole
Sausage and Cheddar Casserole

6 servings
368 calories per serving

12 oz. turkey breakfast sausage, crumbled
2 c 1 % low fat milk
2 C Egg Beaters
1 t dry mustard
¼ t salt
½ t pepper
¼ t cayenne pepper
3 large eggs
16 slices lite wheat bread
1 c shredded low fat sharp cheddar cheese
¼ t paprika

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a large skillet to medium high and spray the pan with Pam the add sausage and cook 5 minutes to brown it. Remove from skillet. Combine milk, egg beaters, mustard, salt, peppers and eggs and whisk until combined well. Take the crusts of the slices of bread and tear the bread into cubes and then mix with the sausage and cheese. Add to the milk mixture and then pour it all into a 9×13 baking dish sprayed with Pam. Sprinkle with paprika and bake 45 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Meatball Soup

This is a very quick soup to make, but it tastes as good as soups that simmer for hours.

Meatball Soup
Meatball Soup

4 servings
223 calories per serving

12 precooked turkey meatballs ( I use Shady Brook Farms Italian flavor ones)
4 c vegetable broth
2 c water
1/2 c ditalini or orzo (or ¾ c FiberGourmet pasta for the same calories!)
1 14.5 oz. can Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
2 c diced zucchini
Salt and pepper to taste
½ t garlic powder
¼ t crushed red pepper
1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh parsley, chopped

Bring broth and water to a boil. Cook pasta 4 minutes (if you are using the FiberGourmet pasta, add 2-3 more minutes here as the pasta tends to take longer to cook). Stir in tomatoes, zucchini, salt, pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper and meatballs. Bring back to boil, then reduce heat and keep at a low boil 7 minutes or until pasta is tender. Garnish each bowl with chopped parsley and 1 T cheese.

Swedish Meatballs (Crock Pot)

I love to make things earlier in the day and then come home to a nice hot meal. The rich sauce makes you barely notice that the meatballs are done with turkey instead of beef.

Swedish Meatballs (Crock Pot)
Swedish Meatballs (Crock Pot)

4 servings
228 calories per serving

3 slices bread, cubed
1 c evaporated skim milk, divided
1 T buttery spread
¼ c shallots, minced
½ lb. ground turkey
¼ – ½ c bread crumbs (optional – to bring mix to a dry enough consistency)
¼ c Egg Beaters
½ t salt
½ t pepper
¼ c plus 2 T flour
3/4 c chicken broth
1 T Worcestershire sauce

Mix bread cubes and ½ of the milk and let stand 5 minutes. Melt margarine in a pan and add shallots. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add shallots, meat, egg, salt and pepper to bread. Mix well and if you need it to be drier, add the optional bread crumbs, then make equally sized meatballs. Place ¼ c flour in a bowl and roll meatballs in flour to coat. Place in crock and add broth and Worcestershire. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours. Mix rest of the flour with the rest of the milk. Remove meatballs to plate and keep warm. Stir milk and flour mix into cooking juices and cover and cook on high 10-15 minutes. Put meatballs back in the pot and serve immediately.

Turkey Sandwich Lunch Platter

Quick, easily portable and a great lunch. If you gotta have mayo instead of mustard, then use low or no fat and reduce the light ranch dressing.

Turkey Sandwich Lunch Platter
Turkey Sandwich Lunch Platter

1 serving
305 calories per serving

2 slices 45 calories wheat bread
5 slices deli turkey
1 slice tomato
1 lettuce leaf
1/2 c baby carrots
1/2 c celery sticks or broccoli florets
1/4 c light ranch dressing for dipping (or onion dip made with no fat sour cream)

Make your sandwich and enjoy !

Shepherd’s Pie

All the potato goodness of original Shepherd’s Pie recipes, but using ground turkey instead of ground beef cuts down on a lot of calories and a lot of fat. This one dish meal is definitely a complete meal…very filling !

Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's Pie

6 servings
342 calories per serving

1 bag Oreida steamed mashed potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
2 lb. ground turkey
1 onion, chopped small
2 carrots, chopped small
2 T Worchestershire sauce
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t parsley flakes
1 c frozen peas
2 T buttery spread
1/3 + 1/4 c fat free half and half
¼ c Egg Beaters

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare potatoes according to package instructions. Mash slightly then add chives, butter, 1/3 half and half and ¼ cup Egg Beaters. If they are still stiff, add up to ¼ c hot water.

Heat skillet on medium high, add turkey. Season with salt and pepper and brown it 5 minutes. Add onions and carrots and season with salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes until veggies are softened. Add Worcestershire, onion powder, garlic powder and parsley. Reduce heat to low and cover and cook another 6 minutes. Stir and add peas and ¼ cup half and half.

Put turkey and vegetable mix into a deep 9×9 baking dish. Top with potatoes. Bake 20 minutes. Don’t over bake as turkey tends to dry out.

Mediterranean Muffin

This makes a great breakfast, brunch or lunch. Try changing it up a little by switching green olives for black, fresh tomato for sundried, etc.

Mediterranean Muffin
Mediterranean Muffin

1 serving
360 calories per serving

1 light whole wheat English muffin
1 Babybel cheese, sliced into thin rounds
2 slices turkey bacon
5 sundried tomato strips
2 T chopped black olives
4 very thin slices cucumber
1 Romaine lettuce leaf

Cook bacon according to package instructions. Toast muffin. While still hot, place cheese slices on bottom half. Then add bacon, tomatoes, olives, cucumber, lettuce and top with the other half of the muffin.

Breakfast Wrap DuJour

I mix and match this one all week long. Sometimes Canadian bacon slices are substituted, sometimes shredded low fat cheddar, sometimes mushrooms – pretty much anything you would throw into an omelette works well here.

1 serving
348 calories per serving

1 Smart Delicious Wrap (100 calorie version)
Pam spray
½ cup Egg Beaters
3 slices lean turkey bacon
1 Light Laughing Cow cheese wedge
2 T salsa
¼ c avocado slices
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the wrap in the microwave for 15 seconds if they have been refrigerated – this helps them to roll better. Cook turkey bacon according to package instructions and set aside. Heat a small frying pan on med high heat. Remove from heat and spray with Pam. Return to heat and add the Egg Beaters to the pan. Add salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium. Scramble eggs until set.

Lay the wrap on a plate and spread the cheese evenly over the wrap. Lay the three slices of bacon in the center (be sure to leave a little room at the bottom for folding). Add the eggs in a strip down the center. Spoon the salsa over the eggs. Fold one side over, fold up a bit of the bottom, then fold the other side over to make a wrapped burrito. Serve avocado slices on the side.

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