Saturday, January 12, 2013

Feta Cheese Turkey Meat Loaf

I adapted this recipe from Food Network, Giada's recipe.

1 pound of ground turkey
1/2 cup bread crumbs (if making this gluten free, use 1/2 cup crushed gf rice crispies cereal)
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup parmesean cheese
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. ranch dressing seasoning packet
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. milk
salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375.
Mix all ingredients, except turkey.
After everything is mixed, gently add the turkey.
Coat the bottom of a loaf pan with olive oil.
Bake turkey for 45 minutes.

Note: A great place to buy ranch dressing seasoning packets without all the bad stuff is from penzey's spices.  See here. 

Potato Broccoli Egg Casserole

I wanted a casserole tonight and started pulling stuff out of my pantry to see what I could make.  This turned out pretty good.  It would be a good breakfast as well.

6 potatoes, peeled cut into thin slices
1/2 cup water
1 cup of fresh broccoli, cut into small pieces
7 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup plain or greek yogurt
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp. parsley
1/2 tsp. paprika

Put the potatoes slices and 1/2 cup water in a microwaveable-safe bowl and cover.  Microwave for 9-10 minutes, or until tender.

Coat the bottom of a large dish with olive oil.  Put potatoes in bottom of dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Arrange broccoli on top of the potatoes.  Mix the eggs, milk, yogurt, cheeses, and spices together in a bowl and pour on top.  Bake, uncovered for 40 minutes.

Serves: 8

Serve with fresh fruit and bread. Yummy!