Archive for the ‘Poultry’ Category

Italian Layer Bake

1 (8-ounce) container refrigerated crescent rolls

8 slices deli turkey (about 1/2  pound)

8 slices deli ham (about 1/2 pound)

12 slices deli hard salami (about 1/2  pound)

8 slices Swiss or Provolone cheese (about 1/2  pound)

1 (12-ounce) jar roasted peppers,  drained

4 eggs, beaten

***Preheat oven to 350 degrees***


1.  Unroll crescent roll dough without  separating triangles. Separate dough into 2 squares along center cut line.

2.  Place 1 square of dough into an 8-inch square baking  dish;  using your fingertips, press dough to fit bottom of dish.

3.  Layer with half the turkey, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, and roasted peppers.  Pour half of beaten eggs over peppers and repeat with remaining meats, cheese,  and peppers.

4.  Place remaining square of dough over peppers. Pour remaining beaten eggs over dough and cover lightly with foil.

5.  Bake 20 minutes, remove foil, and bake an additional 20 to 22 minutes, or  until golden and heated through. Let cool 15 to 20 minutes then cut and  serve.



Bubble Up Enchiladas

1 pound lean ground turkey (or beef)

1 can corn (or black beans)

1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce

1 (16 oz) can reduced fat refrigerator biscuits

2 cups shredded low-fat Mexican Cheese

Extra Ingredients: Green Onions, black olives, salsa, Fat Free Sour Cream

***Preheat oven to 350 degrees***


1.  Brown turkey and drain if needed. Season with desired mexican seasonings and add can of corn or black beans. Mix in a can of enchilada sauce.

2.  Cut the refrigerated biscuits into fourths and stir them in the meat mixture. Then, dump it all in a greased 8×11 casserole dish and bake for 25 minutes until the biscuits are cooked through.

3.  Take out of oven and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with desired toppings.


Spicy Meatloaf

Spicy Ketchup Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha hot chili sauce


  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 3 T. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef or 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

***Preheat the oven to 375 degrees***


1.  For the spicy ketchup sauce: Add the ketchup, vinegar and hot chili sauce to a bowl and stir. Reserve 1/2 cup for the meatloaf.

2.  For the meatloaf: In a large bowl, whisk together the Worcestershire sauce, egg, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, thyme, onions, scallions and reserved spicy ketchup sauce.

3.  Crumble the beef or turkey into the bowl. Gently mix with 1 hand, bringing the egg mixture from the bottom to the top and around until everything is gently combined.

4.  Place into a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan, flatten the top and pour the remaining spicy ketchup sauce over the top evenly.

5.  Bake in the oven for 60 minutes. Remove and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Slow-cooker Turkey Chili

 1.25 lb. ground turkey

1 large onion, chopped

1 T. minced garlic

1 (1.25 oz.) envelope chili seasoning mix

1 (12 oz.) can beer

1 1/2 cups frozen corn

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes

1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 tsp. salt

Toppings: shredded cheese, chopped red onion, chopped fresh jalapeno


1. Cook first 4 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat about 8 minutes. Stir in beer and cook 2 minutes.

2. Spoon turkey mixture into slow-cooker and stir in corn along with the rest of the ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hrs.

Crunchy Honey-Dijon Turkey Strips

1 lb. turkey breast strips

1/4 cup Dijon

2 T. honey

1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce

1 cup bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

1. Whisk together Dijon, honey, and soy sauce.

2. Place bread crumbs on a plate and spray pan.

3. Dip strips in mustard sauce and then in crumbs. Spray strips lightly with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes, turning once.

Turkey Burgers

Mix the following ingredients together and shape into patties and grill:

1 pkg (1 1/2 lbs) ground turkey

1 T. olive oil

3 green onions, finely chopped

2 T. chopped fresh parsley (or dried)

1 T. minced garlic

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

1/4 cup bread crumbs

1/2 tsp. each salt, pepper, dried sage, & dried thyme