Ok, I can’t hide it anymore. I am a meatball fanatic. This is my third meatball recipe in about as many months so it’s clear that I have an obsession. Can I blame it on my daughter, the meatball queen of the universe, who begs for them at least once a week? How about Max our dog, whose drool pools on the floor just from smelling them? These two might initiate the meatball frenzy but they hardly have to twist my arm. These meatballs are fun because they are made of turkey and have a nice blend of spicy and sweet. And since you make them in the Crockpot, it’s no wonder I resort to meatballs for dinner so often! [Read more…] about Crockpot Turkey Meatballs in Cranberry Sauce
Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or hosting everyone at your house, we can all benefit from an easy 10 minute lunch or dinner amongst the hustle and bustle of the season. In addition to these Turkey Pepper Jack Paninis being quick and easy to transport, they are a great way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. They also come with a spicy mayo that really brings out the kick of the pepper jack cheese. I make them with a side salad for dinner to keep things healthy but I have also put them in my husband’s lunches for a convenient meal on the go. [Read more…] about 10 Minute Turkey Pepper Jack Paninis
This year we will be traveling back to California for Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with my husband’s family. But my sister and I didn’t want to miss our favorite cooking holiday, so we decided to celebrate a little early. We spent all day Saturday making WAY too much food. Hayley made us breakfast while I got to work on this mouth-watering Tuscan Style Roasted Turkey. We love all the side dishes and yummy desserts, but we all agree that this turkey is hands-down the best Thanksgiving turkey ever! I have broken the process down into 3 easy steps should you desire to make this incredibly moist turkey this holiday season: [Read more…] about 3 Step Tuscan Style Roasted Turkey
Awhile back, my local Kroger had a special on ground turkey. In my neck of the woods, ground turkey usually costs about $3.99 or more per pound but on this particular week it was on sale for $1.99. I bought as many as were allowed and now I’m still working on the surplus in my deep freezer! After I made turkey burgers, turkey taco salads, and turkey spaghetti, I ran out of ideas. I searched Pinterest and decided to try a Greek meatloaf with turkey and feta cheese from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. The flavors were Greek inspired and quite delicious! The only regret I had when making this was that I hadn’t made more! The whole family scarfed it down in a flash!
I started by thawing, rinsing, and squeezing dry 10 oz of frozen spinach.
Then I mixed that with a pound of ground turkey and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic.
In order to bind the ingredients together in the Greek meatloaf, I added in an egg and a 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs. Then I put in 1/2 cup of diced yellow onion and 5 oz of crumbled feta cheese.
Next, I added the seasonings. You’ll need 1/2 teaspoon each of dried oregano and parsley and 1/4 teaspoon each of Kosher salt and ground pepper. You’ll also need a 1/4 cup of ketchup and 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. I squished this all together with my hands and formed it into a loaf.
So that the Greek meatloaf doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan, I lined a 13×9 glass pan with foil and sprayed it with cooking spray.
Then I gingerly transferred the Greek meatloaf to the foil and spread another 2 tablespoons of ketchup on top. If you don’t have ketchup, tomato sauce would work just as well.
I cooked the Greek meatloaf at 400 degrees, covered, for 35 minutes. When that was done I removed the cover and cooked it for 10-15 minutes more.
The result was a perfectly cooked Greek meatloaf with turkey and feta cheese. I wondered how Greek flavors would do against ground turkey, but it was really yummy! The flavors weren’t overpowering and the feta cheese gave it just the right amount of kick.
I didn’t mind helping myself to a second piece since I knew it was a much healthier version of meatloaf. I think this Greek meatloaf would be especially delicious served alongside a Vegetable Salad with Italian Basil Dressing. In the picture I paired the meatloaf with my Pecan and Goat Cheese Strawberry Salad. So if you want a healthy dinner in less than an hour, this meal might be the one for you! For more dinner ideas, follow my Delicious Dinner Delights Board on Pinterest. Happy cooking y’all!
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 5 oz crumbled feta cheese
- ½ cup diced yellow onion
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp each dried oregano and parsley
- ¼ tsp each Kosher salt and ground pepper
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup ketchup plus 2 Tbsp for the top
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cover a 13x9 glass pan in foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Rinse and drain the spinach.
- Add the spinach to the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix everything thoroughly and form into a loaf shape.
- Transfer the Greek meatloaf to the foil lined pan and top with 2 Tbsp of ketchup.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes, covered.
- Remove the cover and bake 10-15 more minutes.
I’m in the stage of life where everyone I know is popping out a kid. It seems like with every month that goes by I see another pregnancy announcement, gender reveal, or birth story. Having had three kids of my own, I know how decent cooking takes a back seat the last month of pregnancy until nearly the first trimester after the baby is born. I was exhausted, sleep-deprived, and buried under mounds of laundry and never ending nursing routines. All I wanted was a delicious home-cooked meal but I had none of the energy in which to make it. I wish I had known about Freezer Friendly Spinach Manicotti because I would have made several batches of it ahead of time. Now it is one of my favorite comfort dinners to take to my new mommy friends. [Read more…] about Freezer Friendly Spinach Manicotti