Category: Main Dishes

Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers

Yummy Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers are easy to make, and can be pan-seared or grilled on a BBQ. They’re delicious, with or without a bun!
Yummy Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers are easy to make, and can be pan-seared or grilled on a BBQ. They're delicious, with or without a bun!

If you’re looking for an alternative, “lighter” type of burger to try, may I suggest this recipe for Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers? These “healthy” burgers (made with ground turkey) are filled with spinach, and flavored with garlic and crumbled feta cheese. They really taste great! You can decide whether you want to serve them on a bun (with tzatziki sauce on them is good), or serve them as is, with other side dishes.

The best part is how quickly you can prepare 4 burger patties with only a few ingredients! Before you know it, you can pan-sear them in a skillet, cook under a broiler, OR cook them on a BBQ grill outside! Let me show you how easy the turkey burgers are to make.

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Prepare The Ingredients For The Turkey Burgers

The ingredients you will need for these burgers are ground turkey, well-drained frozen (but thawed) spinach, egg, garlic, onion powder, pepper, and crumbled feta cheese. You can add a little bit of salt if desired, but usually find the feta cheese makes the patties salty enough.

Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and mix them, using a fork or your own clean hands. Mix only until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

The ingredients for the turkey burgers are placed in a large bowl for mixing.After ingredients for turkey burgers are combined, they are ready to shape into patties.

Forming The Patties

Divide the mixture into four equal-sized portions and then shape them into a ball. If you have a kitchen scale, that makes it easy to weigh each portion to ensure similar sizes, but it’s really not necessary. I usually just “eyeball it”.

Place each portion of meat onto a piece of wax paper (or aluminum foil), then gently press the mixture out with your hands to make a round, flat turkey patty. Now you’re ready to cook… see how easy that was? If you’re making these ahead of time for later in the day, simply stack the patties (with the wax paper) on a plate. Cover the plate with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready for them!

A large ball of the meat mixture is placed in the palm of my hand.Four turkey, feta and spinach burgers are shaped into patties and placed on waxed paper.

Different Ways To Cook Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers

Cooking the turkey, feta and spinach burgers couldn’t be easier! You can broil them in your oven (approx. 6 ” from heating element) until done, turning them over halfway.

If you’re pan-searing them, place them in a lightly oiled large skillet. Heat the skillet on medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking. Lay the patties in the hot skillet in a single layer. They should sizzle a bit when they hit the hot skillet. Cook them for a total time of about 13-15 minutes, or until they’re cooked through and no longer pink inside. About halfway through the cooking time (about 6 minutes), flip the burgers over to brown the other side, and continue cooking until done.

If you’re going to grill them on a BBQ, lightly grease the grill grate. Preheat the grill or make sure the briquets are red hot and ready to go. Cook until well browned on the bottom, then carefully flip the burgers over. When the patties are cooked through and no longer pink inside, they are ready (approx. 13-15 minutes or less).

Turkey burgers cooking in a lightly oiled large skillet.When the bottom of the turkey burgers is browned, they are flipped over to cook other side.Turkey, feta and spinach burgers can also be cooked on a BBQ grill.

Ready To Serve

How you choose to serve the turkey, feta and spinach burgers is your choice. You can go all in and serve them on buns with lots of fixin’s, or you can serve them “bun-less” with side dishes. Several times we have had them with salads on the side for a light meal. We’ve also enjoyed them, served with roasted sweet potato fries! These burgers have really nice flavor, no matter how you choose to serve them!

One of the turkey, feta and spinach burgers served with green salad on the side.Roasted sweet potato fries are served with one of the turkey, feta and spinach burgers.

I hope you have the opportunity to try these tasty turkey burgers, and trust you’ll enjoy them as we do. If you’re looking for another “alternative” type burger or don’t eat meat, you might want to check out my recipe for Black Bean Burgers. They’re yummy, too! Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you’ll come back soon. Take care, and have a wonderful day!

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Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
23 mins
 

Yummy Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers are easy to make, and can be pan-seared or grilled on a BBQ. They're delicious, with or without a bun!

Category: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey feta and spinach burgers
Servings: 4 patties
Calories Per Serving: 195 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 5 ounces frozen spinach thawed and well-drained
  • cloves minced garlic
  • 2 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional) if desired... feta cheese is slightly salty
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and mix, using a fork or hands. Mix only until well-combined.

  2. Divide into four equal portions; shape each into a ball. Place each portion of meat onto a piece of wax paper (or foil). Gently press them out with your hands, to make a round, flat turkey patty. TIP: If making these ahead of time for later in the day, stack patties (with the wax paper) on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to cook!

Ways To Cook Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers:
  1. ** Pan-Sear: Lightly oil a large skillet. Heat on medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking. Lay patties in hot skillet in a single layer. They should sizzle when they hit hot skillet. About halfway through cooking time (about 6 minutes), flip burgers over to brown other side, then continue cooking until done. Cook a total of 13-15 minutes, or until cooked through and no longer pink inside.

  2. ** Grill On BBQ: Lightly grease grill grate. Preheat grill or make sure charcoal briquets are red hot. Cook in single layer until well browned on bottom, then carefully flip burgers over. When patties are cooked through and no longer pink inside, they're ready (approx. 13-15 minutes or less). 

  3. ** Broil: Broil them in oven (approx. 6 " from heating element) until done, flipping them over halfway.

  4. Serve with or without a bun, and with your favorite condiments or side dishes.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 patty)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 264mg11%
Potassium 491mg14%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 4312IU86%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Yummy Turkey, Feta and Spinach Burgers are easy to make, and can be pan-seared or grilled on a BBQ. They're delicious, with or without a bun!

Easy Black Bean Stew

Easy Black Bean Stew is a hearty meatless dish, with black beans, pearl couscous, onions, and tomatoes in a savory Southwestern-style broth.
Easy Black Bean Stew is a hearty meatless dish, with black beans, pearl couscous, onions, and tomatoes in a savory Southwestern-style broth.

If you enjoy the flavor of chili, then I’m confident you will enjoy this easy black bean stew. The dish is incredibly simple to prepare, and is very filling, because of the black beans and pearl couscous used. Onions, diced tomatoes and spices round out the dish, and when garnished with sour cream and green onions, it’s a great meatless meal! 

My husband and I are trying to eat a couple of meatless meals each week, and this one is always a big hit! With only a few minutes prep time and a short cooking time, this meatless meal is not only quick and simple, it tastes GREAT! Here’s how to make this easy black bean stew:

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The recipe calls for pearl couscous (also known as Israeli couscous), which is typically located near the rice at most grocery stores.. It is a round-shaped pasta, similar in size to a pearl, so you can see why it’s called “pearl” couscous. Pearl couscous cooks quickly and is a wonderful addition to this dish.

Pearl couscous is used in this recipe, and is pearl-shaped pasta.

First, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium heat in a large, non-stick saucepan. Once the oil is hot (but not smoking), add chopped onion and the pearl couscous (uncooked). Stir often, and cook for 5 minutes. The onions will soften and the couscous will become lightly “toasted”.

Add chicken broth, minced garlic and ground cumin to the pan, then bring the liquid to a boil. Cover the saucepan with a lid once it begins boiling, and turn the heat down to low. Allow the broth to simmer (covered) for 5 minutes.

Chopped onion and pearl couscous are cooked in pan for about 5 minutes.Chicken broth and spices are added to the onion and couscous in pan.

Almost Finished Making The Stew

Remove the lid and add black beans (drained, rinsed), diced tomatoes (including juice), and a teaspoon of minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. Stir the black bean stew until all the ingredients are combined. 

Put a lid on the pan and let the stew simmer (covered) on low heat for 4 minutes, or until the pearl couscous is tender. The stew will be fairly thick when done. If you want it to be more “soup-like”, add a bit more broth or hot water, and stir it in. I usually tend to add a bit more broth to ours at the very end. See how easy it is to make black bean stew? Now you’re ready to serve it! 

Chipotle pepper, black beans and diced tomatoes are added to the easy black bean stew.Easy black bean stew cooks and broth is added to thin it out, if desired.

Serve The Easy Black Bean Stew

When the stew is fully heated and the couscous is tender, it is ready to serve! Ladle the black bean stew into serving bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream and some chopped green onions (scallions). The garnishes are optional, but provide great added color and flavor to the dish, and I heartily recommend it!

You could also add avocado chunks or chopped cilantro, if desired, to “make it your own”. This soup really does taste great, for something so simple to make! I am confident you’re going to enjoy this meal. A big slice of crusty bread on the side goes well with the stew. It tastes great dipping it into the seasoned broth. YUM!

The easy black bean stew is garnished with chopped green onions and sour cream to serve.A white bowl full of easy black bean stew is ready to be eaten and enjoyed.

I sure hope you enjoy this delicious black bean stew, if you have the opportunity to try it. Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I invite you to come back soon for more delicious recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a great day.

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Recipe adapted from the cookbook: “Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2004, page 273, published in 2003 by Oxmoor House

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Easy Black Bean Stew
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Easy Black Bean Stew is a hearty meatless dish, with black beans, pearl couscous, onions, and tomatoes in a savory Southwestern-style broth.

Category: Main Dish, Meatless, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean stew
Servings: 4 small bowls
Calories Per Serving: 211 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • cup uncooked Israeli (pearl) couscous
  • cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can black beans (14.25 oz.) rinsed, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.25oz.) including juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
For Garnish: (optional, but recommended!)
  • 1 Tablespoon sliced green onions
  • 4 teaspoons low-fat sour cream
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil on medium heat in a large, non-stick saucepan. Once oil is hot (but not smoking), add chopped yellow onion and uncooked couscous.. Stir often, and cook for 5 minutes.

  2. Add chicken broth, garlic and cumin to the pan. Bring liquid to a boil. Cover pan with a lid once boiling and turn heat to low. Let stew simmer (covered) for 5 minutes.

  3. Remove lid; add black beans, tomatoes (including juice), and minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Cover pan; simmer (covered) on low heat for 4 minutes, or until couscous is tender. NOTE: Stew will be fairly thick. If you want it more "soup-like", add more broth or hot water, and stir it in.

  4. Ladle stew into serving bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onions. Garnishes are optional, but provide added color and flavor, Serve hot, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Caloric calculation includes sour cream and green onion garnish in total.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Black Bean Stew
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 581mg25%
Potassium 648mg19%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Easy Black Bean Stew is a hearty meatless dish, with black beans, pearl couscous, onions, and tomatoes in a savory Southwestern-style broth.

Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops

Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops are boneless pork chops, marinated 8 hours in a simple Asian-style sauce, and grilled until done and delicious!Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops are boneless pork chops, marinated 8 hours in a simple Asian-style sauce, and grilled until done and delicious!Summer is here and with it comes lots of BBQ’s on our back deck! The recipe I want to share with you today is one I found many years ago in one of my old cookbooks. Hoisin marinated pork chops are so easy to make, and the only hard part of the recipe is YOU HAVE TO PLAN AHEAD to enjoy them!

That’s right… a simple Asian-style marinade is made and then the pork chops have to marinate in the sauce for 8 hours or overnight, so plan ahead. I thaw the pork chops out the night before we plan to cook them, then marinate them early in the morning on the day we will eat them.

The marinade for the pork is made with Hoisin sauce (a common Chinese cooking sauce) and a few other ingredients. Hoisin sauce can typically be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets. Combine the ingredients for the marinade and let the pork chops hang out in it overnight, then grill the pork chops once done marinating! The marinade helps tenderize the pork and imparts great flavor to the meat. Here’s how to make this dish:

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Make The Asian-Style Marinade

You will need hoisin sauce, soy sauce (regular or low-sodium), honey, crushed red peppers, and minced garlic to make the marinade for the pork. 

Marinade ingredients are hoisin sauce, soy sauce, garlic, honey, and crushed red peppers.

Place the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl, and stir or whisk until combined. That’s it… you just made the marinade! See how easy it is? NOTE: I used four pork chops for this recipe, but there is enough marinade to coat 6 pork chops, if needed

Ingredients for the Asian-style marinade are placed in a small bowl.After mixing the ingredients, the Asian-style marinade is ready for the pork chops.

Prepare The Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops

The pork chops should be boneless, about 4 oz. each, and approx. 3/4″ thick. Pat them dry with paper towels, then place them in a gallon size re-sealable plastic bag or shallow container with a secure lid.

Pour the marinade over the pork chops and seal the bag or container securely.  Make sure to coat the pork chops on all sides with the sauce, then refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. If you do this early in the morning, the pork chops will be ready to grill by dinner. Don’t skip this step, because it helps tenderize the meat. The longer the pork chops marinate, the better the flavor.

Four boneless pork chops are patted dry, then are ready to be marinated.The marinade coats the pork chops in a large resealable bag in a refrigerator for 8 hours.

Time To Grill The Pork Chops Then Eat!

After the pork chops have fully marinated, they’re ready to grill. Prepare your BBQ for grilling, as normal. Spray the BBQ grill rack with cooking spray, then place over hot coals. Remove the chops from the bag/container, discarding any extra marinade. This extra marinade is not safe to eat, because its been in contact with raw meat and will not be cooked.

Cover the BBQ and cook the pork chops about 4-5 minutes, then flip them to the other side. Continue cooking until done (4-5 minutes typically). Keep an eye on the pork chops, so the sugar present in the honey doesn’t burn. The pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Cooking time may vary slightly, depending on the thickness of the pork chops being used (or the BBQ heat).

Once done, transfer the pork chops to a serving plate, and let them rest for a couple minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat. Serve, then enjoy these delicious hoisin marinated pork chops!

Four hoisin marinated pork chops are grilled over hot coals on a BBQ.Green beans and mashed potatoes, served with one of the hoisin marinated pork chops.A picture of a sliced open, juicy hoisin marinated pork chop, on a plate.

I hope you have the chance to grill some of these delicious hoisin marinated pork chops, and trust you’ll enjoy them like we do! Hey there… since we’re speaking of CHOPS, if you enjoy eating LAMB CHOPS, be sure to check out my recipe for Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops!

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Recipe adapted from original recipe in the cookbook: “The Best Of Cooking Light”, page 186, published in 2004 by Oxmoor House

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Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Marinating Time (inactive prep)
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 14 mins
 

Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops are boneless pork chops, marinated 8 hours in a simple Asian-style sauce, and grilled until done and delicious!

Category: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: hoisin marinated pork chops
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 188 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (or regular)
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • ¾ teaspoon red chili flakes (crushed red peppers)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless pork chops about ¾ inch thick
  • cooking spray for grill rack
Instructions
  1. Place hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, red chili flakes and garlic in a small bowl; stir or whisk until combined.

  2. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels; place chops in a large, re-sealable plastic bag or shallow container with secure lid. Pour marinade over pork chops; seal bag or container securely.  Make sure pork chops are covered on all sides with sauce, then refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Don't skip this step, because it helps tenderize the pork. The longer the pork chops marinate, the better the flavor.

  3. Once pork has marinated, prepare BBQ for grilling. Spray BBQ grill rack with cooking spray, then place over hot coals. Remove chops from bag/container, discard extra marinade. Extra marinade is not safe to consume, because its been in contact with raw meat and will not be cooked.

  4. Cover BBQ and cook pork chops for 4-5 minutes, then flip them to the other side. Continue cooking until done (4-5 minutes typically). Keep an eye on the pork chops, so the sugar present in the honey doesn't burn. Pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Cooking time may vary slightly, depending on thickness of the pork chops being used (or BBQ heat).

  5. Once done, transfer pork chops to serving plate. Let them rest 2-3 minutes to let juices redistribute inside the meat. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 pork chop)
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.2g10%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8g
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 249mg11%
Carbohydrates 6.7g2%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Protein 25g50%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops are boneless pork chops, marinated 8 hours in a simple Asian-style sauce, and grilled until done and delicious!

Turkey Tortilla Soup

Have leftover roast turkey? Make a pot of yummy Turkey Tortilla Soup, garnished with cheese, tomato, cilantro and baked tortilla strips!
Have leftover roast turkey? Make a pot of yummy Turkey Tortilla Soup, garnished with cheese, tomato, cilantro and baked tortilla strips!

If you enjoy the flavor of Southwestern-style soups or chilis, then I believe you will really love this turkey tortilla soup! The soup can be made quite simply, and features cooked turkey, so it’s a perfect soup to use any leftover cooked turkey you might have! Typically once Thanksgiving is over, or any time we cook a whole turkey or turkey breast, we have leftover turkey. I usually make turkey noodle soup with leftover turkey, but this tortilla soup is now (also) an option. You only need 2 cups of cooked turkey to make this soup, and it is so yummy!

Corn tortillas are used  in two ways for this soup. They are used uncooked IN the soup and used (baked ’til crispy) ON TOP of the soup, adding flavor and texture. The turkey tortilla soup is garnished with crispy tortilla strips, and then can be topped with cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado and cilantro, if desired! YUM! Turkey tortilla soup not only LOOKS great… it tastes great, too. Here’s how to make it:

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Prep The Corn Tortillas

Preheat your oven to 450°F. Place the corn tortillas in two piles of 5 each, stacking 5 tortillas on top of each other. Slice the tortillas into ½” wide strips. Reserve and set aside one stack of strips from 5 tortillas until later. The reserved stack of tortilla strips will go (uncooked) into the soup, and the remaining strips will be baked until crispy to garnish the finished soup.

Take the remaining stack of strips (from 5 tortillas) and place them on a large baking sheet, in a single layer. Lightly coat the strips with non-stick cooking spray, then turn them over and spray the other side. Bake the tortilla strips at 450°F for 9-10 minutes, turning them over once, halfway through the cooking timeOnce crispy and browned, remove them from the oven, let cool, then place in an airtight container, plastic wrap or bag until you’re ready to serve the soup.

Corn tortillas are sliced into 1/2" strips for the soup.Half of the tortilla strips are sprayed with oil, then baked until crispy, for garnishing soup.

Let’s Make Some Turkey Tortilla Soup!

Now you’re ready to make some delicious turkey tortilla soup! TIP: If you start the soup while the tortilla strips are baking, you will save time! Heat olive oil on MEDIUM in a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Once oil is hot, add chopped onion, minced garlic and jalapeño. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring often (so garlic doesn’t burn), until onions are softened and slightly browned.

Pour in the chicken broth, then add the reserved (unbaked) tortilla strips to the soup pot. Stir to combine, and cook on MEDIUM heat for 3-5 minutes. This cooking time will soften the tortilla strips which helps to slightly thicken the broth.

Chopped onion, jalapeno and minced garlic are lightly browned in olive oil in soup pot.Unbaked corn tortilla strips are added to chicken broth and sauteed onion mixture in soup pan.

The next step is to add canned (mild-flavored) enchilada sauce, chopped turkey and ground cumin to the soup. Stir these ingredients in, then cook the turkey tortilla soup for 7-8 more minutes on Medium heat. Do NOT let the soup boil. The soup is done when the turkey and the soup is fully heated through.

NOTE: If you feel the soup is too spicy (depending on the brand of enchilada sauce you used), simply add a little more water or chicken broth to even it out a bit.

Chopped turkey, enchilada sauce and ground cumin are added to the turkey tortilla soup.A ladle full of the turkey tortilla soup, ready to be served.

Serving Turkey Tortilla Soup

To serve the turkey tortilla soup, ladle the hot soup into serving bowls. Place several baked tortilla strips on top of each serving of soup. At this point, the soup is ready to serve, unless you want to add optional toppings (which I recommend!).

OPTIONAL, BUT GOOD: If desired, garnish each serving with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro leaves. A dollop of sour cream or avocado chunks can also add to the presentation and taste of this dish, too. These extra toppings are completely OPTIONAL, but they really do add additional flavor and color to the soup.  Serve immediately, and enjoy this delicious soup!

Bowl of turkey tortilla soup is garnished with tomatoes, cheese, baked tortilla strips and cilantro.Shredded cheese, tomatoes, cilantro and baked tortilla strips top the soup.

I truly hope you enjoy this tasty soup… we LOVE it, and trust you will, too! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you will come back again for more delicious recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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Original recipe source: “Southern Living Best-Loved Christmas Classics”, page 242, published 2013 by Time Home Entertainment, Inc./ Oxmoor House

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Turkey Tortilla Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Have leftover roast turkey? Make a pot of yummy Turkey Tortilla Soup, garnished with cheese, tomato, cilantro and baked tortilla strips!

Category: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: turkey tortilla soup
Servings: 8 cups
Calories Per Serving: 105 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 10 6" corn tortillas cut in ½" strips, divided use
  • vegetable cooking spray as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper , seeded and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey breast meat used in caloric calculation
  • 10 ounce can MILD enchilada sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
Additional Garnishes (optional): shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro, chopped tomatoes, avocado, sour cream
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

    2. Place tortillas in two piles of 5 each, stacking 5 tortillas on top of each other. Slice tortillas into ½" wide strips. Reserve/set aside one stack of strips from 5 tortillas until later. Take remaining strips (from 5 tortillas) and place them on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Spray strips with cooking spray; turn and spray other side. Bake strips at 450°F for 9-10 minutes, turning them over once halfway through cooking timeOnce crispy/browned, remove them from oven, let cool, then place in airtight container, plastic wrap or bag until ready to serve soup. TIP: If you start soup while tortilla strips are baking, you'll save time!

    3. Heat olive oil on MEDIUM heat in large soup pot or Dutch oven. Once oil is hot, add onion, garlic and jalapeño. Cook 5-6 minutes, stirring often (so garlic doesn't burn) until onions are softened/slightly brown.

    4. Add chicken broth and reserved (unbaked) tortilla strips to soup pot. Stir to combine; turn heat down to MEDIUM; cook 3-5 minutes. This will soften the tortilla strips which help to slightly thicken broth.

    5. Add turkey, enchilada sauce, and cumin to soup. Stir well, then cook 7-8 minutes on MEDIUM heat until soup is fully heated through. Do NOT let soup boil.

    6. To serve, ladle soup into serving bowls. Place several baked tortilla strips on top. OPTIONAL: If desired, also garnish with cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado or sour cream. Serve immediately, and enjoy this delicious soup!

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: Caloric calculation made using a serving size of 1 cup, and using turkey breast meat. It does NOT include optional garnishes of cheese, avocado, cilantro, tomato or sour cream, but DOES include baked tortilla strips.

    Nutrition Facts
    Turkey Tortilla Soup
    Amount Per Serving (1 cup (8 oz.))
    Calories 105 Calories from Fat 27
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 3g5%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Cholesterol 34mg11%
    Sodium 851mg37%
    Potassium 190mg5%
    Carbohydrates 5g2%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 3g3%
    Protein 14g28%
    Vitamin A 273IU5%
    Vitamin C 4mg5%
    Calcium 20mg2%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Have leftover roast turkey? Make a pot of yummy Turkey Tortilla Soup, garnished with cheese, tomato, cilantro and baked tortilla strips!

    Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart

    Enjoy a Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It’s yummy, and filled with caramelized onions, cheese, spinach & bacon.
    Enjoy a Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It's yummy, and filled with caramelized onions, cheese, spinach & bacon.

    If you’re interested in an absolutely scrumptious recipe that can do double duty as either breakfast, lunch OR dinner, may I suggest this bacon, onion and spinach tart? How convenient it is to make this tart, then have it in the fridge to enjoy the leftovers throughout the week!

    Caramelized onions are the unabashed star of this dish, as their flavor and sweetness permeate every bite! Add some bacon, spinach, cheese, and eggs to the filling, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous recipe! Here’s how to make this flavor-packed bacon, onion and spinach tart.

    Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page

    Prepare The Crust For The Tart

    For this tart, feel free to use either a homemade pie crust OR a purchased, refrigerated rolled, flat pie crust. Roll the dough out, and fit the pie crust into a 9″ tart pan (with a removable bottom). Press the dough into the sides of the pan, then trim away excess crust from the top edge. You will want the top edge of the crust to be flush with the pan.

    Use the tines of a fork to prick the dough in several places on the sides and bottom. Keep the prepared crust in the refrigerator while the filling for the tart is made.

    Pie dough is placed and shaped in a tart pan, to be ready for the filling.

    Cook The Bacon And Spinach

    Cut 4 strips of bacon crosswise into small thin strips. I use kitchen scissors and stack the bacon strips to quickly cut the pieces. Place the bacon strips into a large non-stick skillet and cook on Medium heat, stirring often. Cook the bacon for approximately 6-8 minutes.

    Add 6 cups of fresh baby spinach into the skillet with the bacon. It looks like a lot of spinach, but will greatly reduce in size as it cooks. Continue to stir and cook for 1 minute, or until the spinach has wilted. Transfer the bacon/spinach mixture out of the skillet with a slotted spoon. Place on a plate lined with paper towels, to absorb excess grease.

    Strips of bacon are quickly cooked in a large skillet.Baby spinach leaves are added to the cooked bacon in a large skillet.After cooking, the bacon and spinach will be removed from the pan to cool.

    Caramelize The Onions

    Caramelized onions will take about 25 minutes to turn out perfect, so plan ahead! Place sliced onions, dried thyme and (part of) the salt into the same large skillet you cooked the bacon/spinach in. Turn the heat to MEDIUM, and put a lid on the skillet.

    Cook the onions (covered) for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook (covered) until the onions have caramelized. They will also reduce in size as they become browned and fully cooked. The longer they cook, the more caramelized and sweeter the onions become! TIP: PREHEAT your oven while the onions are cooking!

    Once the onions have caramelized, take the skillet off the heat, stir, then let them cool, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

    Sliced onions, salt and thyme are placed in large skillet to cook.A lid is placed on the skillet of onions while they cook and caramelize.Once caramelized, the onions in the skillet become brown in color.

    Prepare The Bacon, Onion And Spinach Tart For Baking

    Now it’s time to make the filling for the Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart! In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, pepper and remaining salt until fully combined. Stir in the bacon and spinach mixture. Add the cooled caramelized onions, and stir until all ingredients are incorporated.

    Carefully pour the tart filling into the prepared crust. The filling will come very close to the top of the crust. Make sure the spinach and bacon are evenly distributed in the filling. Now the bacon, onion and spinach tart is ready for baking.

    Cooked bacon and spinach are added to the tarts egg filling in a large bowl.Filling for the bacon, onion and spinach tart is poured into prepared crust in a tart pan.

    Bake And Broil

    Bake the tart at 375°F. for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325°, and bake another 20 minutes at the lower temperature. Remove the tart from the oven and turn the oven to the BROIL setting. Sprinkle the top of the tart with shredded cheese, then place the tart about 6″ from the broiler heating element. Let it broil for 1-2 minutes, or only until the cheese has melted!. Keep an eye on it so you don’t burn the top!

    Transfer the bacon, onion and spinach tart to a wire rack and let it cool about 5 minutes, before you attempt to slice and serve it.

    After baking, cheese is sprinkled on top of the tart and placed under broiler to melt it.A baked bacon, onion and spinach tart cools on wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.

    Slice And Serve The Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart

    Carefully remove the tart rim from the tart by pushing up from the bottom to separate the tart from the metal rim. Slice the tart into 8 slices, serve, and enjoy! Keep any leftovers covered and refrigerated for up to 4-5 days.

    The leftovers can be easily microwaved to reheat, which makes this delicious tart a perfect choice to enjoy again for breakfast, lunch or dinner the next day! When we had this for dinner, we enjoyed it served with fresh fruit and Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce!

    A slice of the bacon, onion and spinach tart is removed from the pan, for serving.Asparagus and fresh fruit are served alongside a slice of bacon, onion and spinach tart.

    I really do love the versatility of this dish! The leftovers are wonderful as they hold up well taste-wise, even after being refrigerated for several days! I’m confident you’re going to enjoy this meal. Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day! 

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    Recipe adapted from and printed from original source in April, 2018 at FamilyCircle.com

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    Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 5 mins
     

    Enjoy a Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It's yummy, and filled with caramelized onions, cheese, spinach & bacon.

    Category: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bacon onion and cheese tart
    Servings: 8
    Calories Per Serving: 258 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 1 refrigerated rolled pie crust or homemade
    • 4 slices bacon crosswise cut into ¼" strips
    • 6 cups baby spinach leaves
    • pounds yellow onions (about 4) cut into ¼" slices (about 6 cups total)
    • ¾ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
    • 3 large eggs
    • ¾ cup half and half
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
    • cup shredded cheddar cheese or Gruyere
    Instructions
    Prep:
    1. Roll out dough; fit it into a 9" tart pan (with removable bottom). Press dough into sides of pan; trim away excess crust from top edge, so top of crust is flush with pan. Use fork tines to prick dough on sides and bottom. Refrigerate crust while making tart filling.

    2. Cut 4 strips of bacon crosswise into small thin strips. Place bacon strips in a large non-stick skillet. Cook on Medium heat, stirring often. Cook approx. 6-8 minutes. Add spinach. Continue to stir; cook for 1 minute, or until spinach has wilted. Transfer bacon/spinach mixture out of skillet with a slotted spoon. Place on plate lined with paper towels, to absorb excess grease. Do not clean skillet.

    Caramelize Onions:
    1. Place onions, thyme and ¼ teaspoon salt into the same skillet. Turn to Medium heat; put a lid on skillet. Cook onions (covered) for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook (covered) until onions have caramelized, softened and are a rich brown color. When done, remove skillet from heat. Stir, then let them cool, uncovered, for 5 minutes. TIP: Preheat oven to 375°F. while onions are cooking.

    Make Tart Filling:
    1. In large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, pepper and remaining ½ tsp. salt until combined. Stir in bacon/spinach. Add cooled onions; stir until combined. Carefully pour filling into crust, making sure spinach/onions/bacon are evenly distributed.

    Time For The Oven:
    1. Bake at 375°F. for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325°, and bake another 20 minutes at lower temperature. Remove tart from oven, and turn oven to BROIL setting. Sprinkle top of tart with shredded cheese. Place tart about 6" from broiler heating element. Let it broil for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Keep an eye on it so you don't burn the top! Transfer tart to wire rack. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from tart pan, slicing and serving.

    2. Carefully remove metal rim from the tart by pushing up from the bottom to separate tart from outer rim. Cut into 8 slices, serve, and enjoy! Keep any leftovers covered/refrigerated up to 4-5 days.

    Nutrition Facts
    Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart
    Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8 of total))
    Calories 258 Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16g25%
    Saturated Fat 6g38%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g
    Cholesterol 90mg30%
    Sodium 470mg20%
    Potassium 353mg10%
    Carbohydrates 21g7%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 8g16%
    Vitamin A 2346IU47%
    Vitamin C 13mg16%
    Calcium 115mg12%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy a Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It's yummy, and filled with caramelized onions, cheese, spinach & bacon.

    Air Fryer Whole Chicken

    Use your air fryer to make an Air Fryer Whole Chicken in about 1 hour! The crispy, well-seasoned and browned chicken tastes delicious!
    Use your air fryer to make an Air Fryer Whole Chicken in about 1 hour! The crispy, well-seasoned and browned chicken tastes delicious!

    Using an air fryer to cook an entire chicken is a great way to prepare a crispy, browned whole chicken. The process is extremely simple, and the cooked chicken is full of flavor! After the chicken is well-seasoned, the air fryer does the rest of the work for you!

    Air fryers use extremely hot air circulating around the food to cook it, and we really enjoy using ours! There is minimal hands-on, prep time necessary (about 10 minutes) to make a 4½ pound air fryer whole chicken. The rest of the time is simply letting the air fryer cook the chicken! When you use the homemade spice mixture as shown below, the cooked chicken also has great flavor! Here’s how to make this dish:

    Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page

    Looking For A Good Spice Rub?

    Obviously, when making an air fryer whole chicken, feel free to use whatever spice mixture you enjoy, to season the chicken. However, I love to use this homemade spice mix and have included the ingredients in the printable recipe card below.

    The spices used are brown sugar, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder, cayenne, cumin and dry mustard, and they add great flavor to the chicken! Mix these ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. The ingredients will yield about 1/2 cup of spice mix, but you’ll only need 4 Tablespoons to season one chicken, so save the rest for another time!

    Spices used to flavor the air fryer whole chicken are measured into a bowl.Seasoning mix is combined before adding it to olive oil to help season a whole chicken.

    Prepare The Chicken For Cooking

    Remove giblets from the cavity of the chicken (and discard). Rinse the chicken, and pat it dry, using paper towels to absorb moisture. I recommend using kitchen twine or raffia to tie the legs of the chicken together (see photo below). This helps the chicken cook more evenly! Tuck the wings snugly under the chicken for cooking, as well.

    Place 4 Tablespoons of the combined spice mixture and 1½ T. olive oil in a separate bowl. Mix together, then spread this spice rub over the entire chicken. Be sure to spread some of the spice rub into the chicken cavity, also. Now this big ol’ chicken is ready for the air fryer!

    Chicken legs are tied together, and chicken is covered with spice mixture before cooking.

    Into The Air Fryer It Goes!

    Preheat your air fryer to 360°F. This usually takes 4-5 minutes. Place the seasoned whole chicken into the fryer BREAST SIDE DOWN. NOTE: The photo below is only to show that an entire chicken can fit into the basket of an air fryer! Anyways… place it breast side down into the basket for cooking.

    Cook the chicken at 360°F. for about 45-50 minutes. Carefully turn the chicken over to the other side (breast side up), and continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes or until the chicken reaches a safe internal temperature of 165°F. Once the internal temperature is 165°F., it is considered done and is safe to eat. To check the temperature, insert a meat thermometer into the thick part of the chicken between the thigh and the breast.  The finished chicken should also be beautifully browned and crispy on the outside. 

    TIP: Because the weight of each chicken used may vary a bit, keep an eye on it! Yours may take slightly less time or slightly more time to finish cooking. Check the temperature occasionally, to make sure it is not overcooked or undercooked.

    An entire seasoned chicken, before cooking, in an air fryer basket.

    Time To Serve The Air Fryer Whole Chicken

    Transfer the whole chicken to a cutting board and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. This “resting time” allows the juices time to redistribute throughout the chicken. After the air fryer whole chicken has rested, slice away! A whole chicken can be cut into 8 pieces, with two pieces each of the breasts, legs, thighs, and wings.

    An Air Fryer Whole Chicken after cooking is browned and crispy on the outside.The inside of the air fryer whole chicken after cooking, now sliced and ready to serve.

    I hope you enjoy making and eating this air fryer whole chicken! We enjoy cooking whole chickens this way, and love the flavor and the way it turns out. Thanks for stopping by today, and I invite you to come back again soon for more recipes! Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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    Air Fryer Whole Chicken
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    1 hr
    Total Time
    1 hr 10 mins
     

    Use your air fryer to make an Air Fryer Whole Chicken in about 1 hour! The crispy, well-seasoned and browned chicken tastes delicious!

    Category: Dinner, Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: air fryer whole chicken
    Servings: 8 pieces
    Calories Per Serving: 313 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • pound whole chicken giblets removed from cavity
    For Seasoning:
    • Tablespoons olive oil
    • Tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 Tablespoons paprika
    • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1 Tablespoon salt
    • teaspoons black pepper
    • teaspoons onion powder
    • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
    • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard powder
    Instructions
    Prepare Chicken:
    1. Remove giblets from the cavity of the chicken. Rinse and pat the chicken dry using paper towels. Use kitchen twine or raffia to tie the legs of the chicken together. This helps the chicken cook evenly! Tuck the wings snugly under chicken for cooking.

    2. Mix spices together in a medium-sized bowl. NOTE: This will yield about ½ cup spice mix; you only need 4 T. spice mix for one chicken (so save the rest for another time). Place 4 Tablespoons of the combined homemade spice mixture and the olive oil into a separate bowl. Stir to combine, then rub entire chicken with the spice mix. Be sure to spread some spice mix inside the chicken cavity.

    Air Fry The Seasoned Chicken:
    1. Preheat air fryer to 360°F. (about 4-5 minutes). Place seasoned chicken into fryer basket BREAST SIDE DOWN. Cook chicken at 360°F. for about 45-50 minutes. Carefully turn chicken over (now breast side UP). Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Because weight of chickens used may vary, keep an eye on it! Check internal temp. occasionally, to make sure it isn't overcooked or undercooked.

    2. Transfer chicken to cutting board; let it rest 5-10 minutes before slicing. This allows juices time to redistribute through the meat. Once chicken has rested, slice away, and serve!

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: Estimated caloric calculation made using 8 pieces of chicken divided between total calories. Depending on the size piece consumed, calorie count may vary. The total amount of spices were used to calculate nutrients, however you will not use all the spice mix for one chicken.

    Nutrition Facts
    Air Fryer Whole Chicken
    Amount Per Serving (1 piece (1/8of total pieces))
    Calories 313 Calories from Fat 189
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 21g32%
    Saturated Fat 6g38%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
    Monounsaturated Fat 10g
    Cholesterol 92mg31%
    Sodium 961mg42%
    Potassium 306mg9%
    Carbohydrates 6g2%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 23g46%
    Vitamin A 1116IU22%
    Vitamin C 2mg2%
    Calcium 28mg3%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Use your air fryer to make an Air Fryer Whole Chicken in about 1 hour! The crispy, well-seasoned and browned chicken tastes delicious!

    Penne, Sausage and Peppers

    Penne, Sausage and Peppers is an easy, yummy meal! Italian sausage, onions, spices and red/green bell peppers in pasta, topped with Parmesan!
    Penne, Sausage and Peppers is an easy, yummy meal! Italian sausage, onions, spices and red/green bell peppers in pasta, topped with Parmesan!

    Simple and delicious is how I would describe this recipe for penne, sausage and peppers I’m sharing here today. I found this recipe almost 7 years ago in a magazine I subscribed to at the time. It’s filling, and my husband and I enjoy it a lot.

    Italian sausage is the star of this recipe, and you can use either sweet milk Italian sausage or spicy hot Italian sausage, whichever you prefer. The other ingredients are red and green bell peppers, onion, olive oil and a couple of Italian spices. That’s it! Here’s how to make this easy dish:

    Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page

    Cook The Italian Sausage

    Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Remove the Italian sausage from their casings (if using links), and place the meat into the skillet. Cook the sausage for about 5-6 minutes, stirring to break up the chunks.

    Once the sausage is lightly browned and no longer pink, it is done cooking. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the meat to a plate (letting grease drain back into skillet). Leave 1 Tablespoon of the grease remaining in the skillet, and discard the rest.

    Italian sausage is crumbled and cooked in skillet.Once the Italian sausage is cooked and no longer pink, it is removed from the skillet.

    Cook The Onions And Bell Peppers

    On Medium heat, cook the onions, peppers and spices in reserved Tablespoon of oil/grease left in the skillet. Continue to cook, (stirring occasionally) for 10-12 minutes, or until the veggies are tender.

    Red and green bell peppers, onions and spices are cooked in the skillet.

    Add the cooked Italian sausage back into the skillet, and toss to combine all ingredients. Take a little bite, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

    Cooked Italian sausage is added back into skillet with cooked peppers and onions.

    Prepare The Pasta And Finish The Dish

    Prepare the penne pasta according to the package directions (usually around 10-11 minutes). Once done, reserve and set aside 1/2 cup of the starchy pasta water, and drain off the rest. Place the drained pasta back into the pan, and add the sausage and peppers mixture.

    Pour in the reserved 1/2 cup of hot starchy pasta water, and toss, to combine all the ingredients. The water will help to moisten the pasta, because there is no sauce. Don’t worry… it won’t be “soupy”. That hot pasta will quickly absorb almost all the hot water as you toss the ingredients together. Cook, stirring often until heated through (about a minute).

    Penne pasta is cooked in large pan, according to package instructions, then drained.After draining pasta, the peppers, onions and sausage are added to the pasta in pan.

    Serving The Penne, Sausage and Peppers

    Once heated through, place portions onto serving plates or into bowls. Top each portion of the penne, sausage and peppers with grated Parmesan cheese, and serve immediately while hot. 

    The onions, peppers and sausage provide great flavor to this simple dish, and I’m sure you will enjoy it. TIP: Leftovers can be easily microwaved, but you may need to add a tiny bit of olive oil or hot water to re-hydrate the pasta before re-heating.

    A portion of penne, sausage and peppers is topped with Parmesan cheese and served.

    I hope you have the opportunity to try this recipe for penne, sausage and peppers. It really is easy to make, and really does tastes wonderful. Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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    Recipe adapted from: Jodi Braun, via “All You” magazine, November 2015 edition, page 64.

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    Penne, Sausage and Peppers
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins
     

    Penne, Sausage and Peppers is an easy, yummy meal! Italian sausage, onions, spices and red/green bell peppers in pasta, topped with Parmesan!

    Category: Dinner, Pasta
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: pasta, penne, sausage and peppers
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 442 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 8 ounces penne pasta
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • ½ pound Italian sausage (sweet or hot) removed from casings (approx. 3 links)
    • ½ large green bell pepper seeded, thinly sliced
    • ½ large red bell pepper seeded, thinly sliced
    • ½ medium yellow onion thinly sliced (top to bottom)
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • Grated Parmesan for serving (optional)
    Instructions
    1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Remove sausage from casings (if using links); place meat in skillet. Cook 5-6 minutes, stirring to break up chunks, cooking until meat is no longer pink. Use slotted spoon to transfer sausage to a plate (let grease drain into skillet). Leave 1 Tablespoon of the grease in skillet; discard the rest.

    2. On Medium heat, cook onions, peppers and spices in reserved oil/grease in skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally for 10-12 minutes, until veggies are tender.

    3. Add cooked sausage to veggies; toss to combine. Take a taste; season with salt and pepper, if desired.

    4. Prepare pasta according to pkg. directions (usually 10-11 minutes). Once done, reserve/set aside 1/2 cup of starchy pasta water; drain off the rest. Place drained pasta back into pan; add sausage/peppers. Pour in reserved 1/2 cup of hot starchy pasta water. Toss to combine. Cook, stirring often until heated through (about a minute).

    5. Transfer to serving plates; garnish portions with grated Parmesan cheese, and serve hot. Enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    Can substitute rotini, farfalle or bow-tie pasta for the penne, if desired.

    Nutrition Facts
    Penne, Sausage and Peppers
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
    Calories 442 Calories from Fat 189
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 21g32%
    Saturated Fat 7g44%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
    Monounsaturated Fat 10g
    Cholesterol 43mg14%
    Sodium 420mg18%
    Potassium 381mg11%
    Carbohydrates 47g16%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 3g3%
    Protein 16g32%
    Vitamin A 722IU14%
    Vitamin C 45mg55%
    Calcium 33mg3%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Southwestern Fried Rockfish

    Southwestern Fried Rockfish is an easy, delicious seafood dish! Taco mix seasoned fillets, coated in cornmeal and flour are fried until crunchy.
    Southwestern Fried Rockfish is an easy, delicious seafood dish! Taco mix seasoned fillets, coated in cornmeal/flour are fried until crunchy.

    Today I want to share a recipe for a simple, but tasty way to cook rockfish fillets. Since I began cooking rockfish several years ago, I have enjoyed trying various recipes for this type of fish, which is fairly common on the west coast. This recipe comes from a cooking magazine I have subscribed to for years, and I discovered it many years ago (yes, I keep my old cooking magazines!).

    Rockfish is also called Pacific Red Snapper, Striped Bass or Rock Cod in North America (there are a LOT of varieties). Most types of this mild-flavored fish are typically found in the northern Pacific ocean. A simple 5 ounce serving provides nearly 2/3 of a typical adult’s daily protein requirements, and is very low in calories!

    This recipe for Southwestern fried rockfish is simple to prepare, and has good flavor, too. Fish fillets are coated with Taco seasoning mix, dipped in egg and then covered with a cornmeal and flour mixture before cooking. From start to finish it takes about 30 minutes to make this dish, and that INCLUDES 15 minutes of “chillin’ time” in the refrigerator. Here’s how to make this easy recipe: 

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    Prepare The Rockfish

    Pat the rockfish fillets dry on layers of paper towels. Place one envelope of taco seasoning mix into a large re-sealable plastic bag, and add the fish, one at a time, until coated with the spices. Shake off any excess spices back into the bag.

    NOTE: In the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page, I have included a “make it yourself” taco seasoning mix to use if you don’t have taco seasoning mix at home. It will coat the pound of rockfish used for this recipe.

    Rockfish fillets are patted dry with paper towels before seasoning.Each fish fillet is covered with taco mix seasoning in a large plastic bag.

    Dip the seasoned fish fillets in a lightly beaten egg in a shallow bowl until covered on all sides, then let the excess egg drip back into the bowl. Place the egg-covered fillet into a separate bowl filled with a cornmeal/flour mixture, turning to fully coat the surface of the fish with the dry mixture on all sides. Place fish on platter or baking sheet, and repeat process with remaining fillets.

    Refrigerate the coated rockfish in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before frying. The slight moisture from the fish will help the seasoning adhere and the seasoning will have time to bring flavor to the fish.

    Seasoned rockfish fillets are dipped in beaten egg until covered on all sides.Cornmeal and flour is combined to coat the outside of fish fillets.

    Time To Cook The Rockfish

    Remove the rockfish from the refrigerator. Heat oil on Medium-High heat in a large skillet until it is really hot, but not smoking. If you have a large cast iron skillet, I recommend that for extra crispiness, but if not, use a large, non-stick skillet. Add the seasoned fish to the hot oil, and fry them for 3-4 minutes, without moving them in the pan.

    Carefully turn the rockfish over and continue to cook the second side an additional 3-4 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. The coating should be wonderfully golden brown and crispy on the fish.

    Seasoned rockfish fillets are fried in a large skillet in very hot oil.Southwestern fried rockfish is browned and crispy after frying in hot oil.

    Serve The Southwestern Fried Rockfish

    Once the fish is cooked through and crisp on the outside, carefully remove the fish from the skillet. Put the fish on layers of paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Place the Southwestern Fried Rockfish on dinner plates, and serve with your favorite sides.

    This time the rockfish was served with fresh pineapple slices and Thai coleslaw in Peanut Sauce on the side. It was kind of our own “fusion-type meal” – Southwestern seasoned rockfish and Thai-Inspired coleslaw. Sounds odd, but it worked!
    The Southwestern fried rockfish is drained on paper towels to absorb oil after frying.A white plate with coleslaw, pineapple, and a piece of Southwestern fried rockfish.

    I hope you have the chance to make this rockfish recipe, and trust you will enjoy it, as well. Thanks for stopping by, and please come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a wonderful day.

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    Original recipe source: “Taste of Home” magazine, June/July 2006 edition, page 60, published by Reiman Publications.

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    Southwestern Fried Rockfish
    Prep Time
    7 mins
    Cook Time
    8 mins
    Inactive refrigeration time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Southwestern Fried Rockfish is an easy, delicious seafood dish! Taco mix seasoned fillets, coated in cornmeal/flour are fried until crunchy.

    Category: Main Dish
    Cuisine: Southwestern
    Keyword: Southwestern fried rockfish
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 283 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 1 pound rockfish fillets (4) 4 fillets total (approx. 4 oz. each)
    • 1 ounce taco seasoning mix (1 envelope) *see NOTE below for making homemade
    • 1 large egg lightly beaten
    • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
    • ¼ cup all purpose flour
    • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
    Instructions
    1. Pat rockfish dry on layers of paper towels. Put taco seasoning mix into large resealable plastic bag. Add fillets, one at a time, shaking until fish is coated with spices. Shake excess spices back into bag.

    2. Light beat egg in a shallow bowl. In separate bowl, combine cornmeal and flour. Dredge seasoned fillets in egg until covered, letting then let the excess egg drip back into bowl. Next coat fish in cornmeal/flour mixture, covering all sides. Place fish on large platter; repeat process with remaining fillets. Refrigerate rockfish for 15 minutes before frying.

    3. Heat oil on Medium-High heat in a large cast iron skillet (or non-stick) until oil is really hot, but not smoking. Carefully add fillets to hot oil; fry fish for 3-4 minutes, without moving fish in the pan. Carefully turn fish over; cook second side 3-4 minutes or until cooked through and fish flakes easily with a fork. Coating should be browned and crisp when done. Remove fish from skillet; transfer to layers of paper towels to absorb oil. Serve immediately, and enjoy.

    Recipe Notes

    Taco Seasoning Mix For this Recipe (if you don't have pre-made):Stir to combine.

    1 T. Flour// 1 t. chili powder// 1 t. paprika// 3/4 t. salt// 1/2 t. onion powder// 1/2 t. cumin// 1/4 t. cayenne pepper// 1/4 t. garlic powder// 1/8 t. ground oregano//

    **Caloric Calculation made using HALF of the oil in recipe because at least half remains in the skillet (used for frying).

    Nutrition Facts
    Southwestern Fried Rockfish
    Amount Per Serving (1 fillet)
    Calories 283 Calories from Fat 81
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 9g14%
    Saturated Fat 2g13%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Cholesterol 103mg34%
    Sodium 674mg29%
    Potassium 527mg15%
    Carbohydrates 25g8%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 25g50%
    Vitamin A 749IU15%
    Vitamin C 3mg4%
    Calcium 25mg3%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Southwestern Fried Rockfish is an easy, delicious seafood dish! Taco mix seasoned fillets, coated in cornmeal/flour are fried until crunchy.

    Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops

    Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops are a delicious main dish. Well-seasoned chops are pan-seared, then topped with a simple red wine reduction sauce.
    Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops are a delicious main dish. Well-seasoned chops are pan-seared, then topped with a simple red wine reduction sauce.

    My husband and I had a fun time cooking and taking photos of this delicious main dish we had several months ago. He had bought lamb chops at the store, and then needed a recipe for making them. I found this recipe online, and we prepared this dish together in our kitchen. Actually… I took on the role of his “assistant”, and guided him through the cooking process. I prepped everything, and then he cooked it!

    We had such a great time cooking together, and these delicious rosemary wine lamb chops were the result of our efforts! They’re simple to prepare, and even if you’ve never made lamb chops before, I’m sure you will enjoy this recipe. We used lamb shoulder chops (there are different kinds of lamb chops), and they came out perfect! Here’s how to make them.

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    Make The Red Wine Reduction Sauce

    It’s good to make the sauce BEFORE pan-searing the lamb chops. Then, all that’s needed, once the lamb chops are almost done is to give the sauce a quick reheat in the pan. This wine reduction sauce is easy to make. Here’s how:

    Melt ½ Tablespoon of coconut oil in a small saucepan on Medium heat. Once melted, add ¼ cup of chopped shallots to the pan. Cook the shallots for about 3 minutes, stirring often, until they become tender and translucent.

    Add ½ cup of red wine and ½ cup of beef broth to the saucepan, and stir to combine. Bring this liquid to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to LOW, and continue to cook until the liquid has been reduced by half. This will take several minutes. The final step is to add butter to the reduced sauce, and stir to combine the ingredients. Remove the saucepan from the heat source.

    Chopped shallots cook in melted coconut oil in a small saucepan.Red wine and beef broth are added to the saucepan to make a reduction sauce.Butter is added to the red wine and shallot reduction sauce.

    Season, Then Pan-Sear The Lamb Chops

    Mix rosemary, thyme, sea salt and black pepper together in a small bowl. Season BOTH sides of the lamb chops with the spice mix. Add minced garlic to the lamb chops, and press onto the surface of the meat, to adhere. Once seasoned, let the lamb chops rest at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.

    NOTE: This recipe calls for FOUR 6-8 ounce lamb shoulder chops. My husband brought home FIVE from the store which were on the smaller side (about 6 ounces per chop), so my photos reflect that.

    Lamb chops are seasoned with spices on both sides before cooking.

    Place 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil into a large skillet and melt it on Medium-High heat. Once the oil is really hot (but not smoking), add the lamb chops. They should sizzle when they hit the pan. Once in the skillet, let them cook for 3-4 minutes WITHOUT MOVING THEM. This will pan-sear them to a nice brown color on the bottom.

    Carefully turn the chops to the other side, and continue to cook the second side for another 3-4 minutes. When done, the lamb should be nicely browned on both sides, and cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F. 

    Seasoned lamb chops are pan-seared in oil in skillet.The lamb chops are pan-seared on both sides for 3-4 minutes, until browned.

    Serve The Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops

    To serve, place the hot, pan-seared lamb chops onto individual plates. Generously spoon some of the wine and shallot sauce over each portion, and serve with a veggie, rice or potato on the side. The wine reduction sauce with shallots adds great flavor to the well-seasoned lamb chops, so I’m confident you’ll enjoy this dish!

    Two rosemary wine lamb chops are served on a plate with rice on the side.Covered with sauce, the rosemary wine lamb chops are tender and delicious.

    I hope you have the opportunity to make and enjoy these delicious rosemary wine lamb chops, and trust you will enjoy them as we do. Thanks for stopping by today, and I sincerely hope you will come back again soon for more recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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    Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    8 mins
    Total Time
    28 mins
     

    Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops are a delicious main dish. Well-seasoned chops are pan-seared, then topped with a simple red wine reduction sauce.

    Category: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: rosemary wine lamb chops
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 397 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 4 shoulder lamb chops (bone-in) approx. 6-8 oz. each, 1" thick
    • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary ground
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • ½ teaspoon sea salt
    • ½ teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • Tablespoons coconut oil divided use
    • ¼ cup shallots chopped
    • ½ cup red wine
    • ½ cup beef stock
    • 1 Tablespoon butter
    Instructions
    Make Reduction Sauce:
    1. Melt ½ Tablespoon coconut oil in small saucepan on Medium heat. Add shallots. Cook about 3 minutes, stirring often, until tender/translucent. Add wine and beef broth; stir to combine. Bring liquid to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to LOW. Continue cooking until liquid has been reduced by half, THEN add butter; Stir to combine and remove from heat. **Reheat, if necessary, before serving on chops.

    Season And Cook Lamb Chops:
    1. Mix rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl. Season BOTH sides of lamb chops with mixture. Add minced garlic to the chops; press onto surface to adhere to meat. Let lamb chops rest at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.

    2. Place 1 Tablespoon coconut oil in large skillet and melt it on Medium-high heat. Once oil is really hot (but not smoking), add lamb chops. They should sizzle when they hit the pan. Once in the skillet, let them cook for 3-4 minutes WITHOUT MOVING THEM. This will pan-sear them to a nice brown color on the bottom. Flip chops to the other side; continue to cook second side another 3-4 minutes. When done, lamb should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F. 

    3. To serve, place lamb chops onto individual plates. Generously spoon heated sauce over each lamb chop. Serve and enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    This caloric calculation was made using four 6 oz. chops as the standard. If using larger (8 oz.) chops, your calorie count will obviously be slightly more.

    Nutrition Facts
    Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 397 Calories from Fat 180
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 20g31%
    Saturated Fat 11g69%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g
    Cholesterol 136mg45%
    Sodium 476mg21%
    Potassium 691mg20%
    Carbohydrates 5g2%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 43g86%
    Vitamin A 100IU2%
    Vitamin C 2mg2%
    Calcium 40mg4%
    Iron 5mg28%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops are a delicious main dish. Well-seasoned chops are pan-seared, then topped with a simple red wine reduction sauce.

    Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

    Butternut Squash Coconut Curry, served on a bed of rice, is a delicious, meatless dish, packed with flavor. This simple recipe makes 4 servings.
    Butternut Squash Coconut Curry, served on a bed of rice, is a delicious, meatless dish, packed with flavor. Simple recipe makes 4 servings.

    If you’re looking for a delicious, flavorful meatless meal, may I suggest trying this recipe for butternut squash coconut curry? It’s really delicious… and honestly, the most difficult thing about the recipe is peeling and cubing the squash! Even though my husband and I love meat, we try to have 1 or 2 “meatless meals” every week, and this recipe fits the bill. 

    I’m always on the lookout for vegetarian meals since our youngest son began following that eating path quite a few years ago. I prepared this recipe to see how it tasted, so I could possibly serve it to our son and his girlfriend (also a vegetarian) when they come for dinner in our home. After making this dish and enjoying it several times, I’m confident they would like it, too!

    The butternut squash coconut curry is big on flavor! Cubes of tender butternut squash pair well with onions, garlic, ginger, curry spices, vegetable broth and coconut milk for a tasty main dish. It tastes wonderful, served on a bed of steamed rice. I’m sure if you try it, you’ll enjoy it. Here’s how to make this recipe:

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    Prepare The Butternut Squash

    Use a vegetable peeler to remove all the outside peel from a butternut squash. Carefully slice the squash in half lengthwise, from top to bottom. Remove the seeds and stringy pulp from each piece, then slice the squash into 1″ thick half-rings. Cut each slice into bite-sized cubes about 1″ in diameter. You will need a total of 4 cups of cubed butternut squash for this dish.

    Butternut squash is peeled, halved, de-seeded, then cut into cubes.

    Make The Curry Seasoning

    Heat coconut oil in a large skillet or saucepan on Medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, minced garlic and grated fresh ginger. Stir to combine, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until the onion becomes tender and translucent. Continue stirring, to prevent the garlic from burning and becoming bitter.

    Stir curry powder, thyme, and paprika into the onion mixture in the skillet, and continue to cook (and stir), for one more minute.

    Chopped onions, garlic and grated ginger are cooked in hot oil in a large skillet.Curry powder, thyme and paprika are added to cooked onion/garlic mixture in skillet.Onions, ginger, garlic and curry spices cook together in skillet for 1 minute.

    Cook The Curry

    Now add a can of coconut milk (stirred before adding), vegetable broth, and the butternut squash cubes. Stir to combine these ingredients, then bring the liquid to a boil. Once it begins boiling, place a lid on the pan or skillet.

    Reduce the heat to LOW heat, and let the butternut squash coconut curry simmer for about 13-15 minutes. Cooking time might vary slightly depending on the size of the squash cubes you’ve added. When the squash is tender and a knife can easily be inserted without resistance, it is done. You do NOT want the squash to become “mushy”, so keep an eye on it while cooking.

    Cubes of butternut squash, canned coconut milk and vegetable broth are added to the skillet.The butternut squash coconut curry is cooked until the squash becomes tender.

    The last step is to add chopped cilantro, salt and cayenne pepper to the butternut squash coconut curry. Give it a good stir to combine, make sure it’s heated through, and then it’s ready to serve!

    Cilantro, cayenne pepper and salt are stirred into butternut squash coconut curry.

    Serving Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

    We enjoy this dish, especially when served on top of steamed rice. The blandness of the rice is a good balance to the slightly spicy curry flavor. To serve, divide the butternut squash over rice in serving bowls, then top with the sauce and more chopped cilantro. Typically curries are usually “swimming” or completely covered in sauce, which is great if you enjoy it that way.

    For this curry, I prefer to spoon lots of the sauce over the rice and butternut squash, but stop short of covering it all up with sauce. It’s your choice as to how you wish to serve this dish! All I know is which ever way you prefer to serve this butternut squash coconut curry, I believe you’ll enjoy it!

    Butternut Squash Coconut Curry is served on top of steamed rice, in a white bowl.The butternut squash is tender and is garnished with chopped cilantro for serving.

    Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will come back again soon for more delicious recipes! Take care. Count your many blessings, thank God for them… and have a wonderful day.

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    Original recipe source: Michelle Blackwood at: healthiersteps.com/recipe/butternut-squash-coconut-curry/

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    Butternut Squash Coconut Curry
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Butternut Squash Coconut Curry, served on a bed of rice, is a delicious meatless dish, packed with flavor.

    Category: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: butternut squash coconut curry
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 202 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 4 cups butternut squash peeled, de-seeded, cut in 1" cubes
    • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
    • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely grated
    • 4 cloves garlic minced
    • Tablespoons curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • ½ teaspoon paprika
    • 1 can light coconut milk (14 oz.) stirred before using
    • 1 cup vegetable broth
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, but good)
    • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves chopped + more for garnish, if desired
    Instructions
    1. Peel butternut squash, then slice in half lengthwise, from top to bottom. Remove seeds/stringy pulp. Slice into 1" thick half-rings. Cut each slice into 1" cubes.

    2. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet or pan on Medium-High. Add onion, garlic and ginger. Stir to combine; cook 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until onion becomes tender and translucent. Stirring prevents garlic from burning and becoming bitter. Add curry powder, thyme, and paprika to skillet; cook and stir for one minute.

    3. Stir in in coconut milk, vegetable broth, and cubed butternut squash. Stir to combine, then bring liquid to a boil. Place a lid on the pan or skillet. Reduce heat to LOW; let simmer for 13-15 minutes. Cooking time might vary slightly depending on size of the squash cubes. When squash is tender and a knife can be inserted without resistance, it is done. Don't let squash become "mushy", so keep an eye on it while cooking.

    4. Add cilantro, salt and cayenne pepper; stir to combine. It tastes great served on top of steamed rice. Garnish with more cilantro, if desired. Serve hot and enjoy!

    5. Store leftovers up to 3-4 days (covered) in refrigerator. Microwave to reheat.

    Nutrition Facts
    Butternut Squash Coconut Curry
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
    Calories 202 Calories from Fat 90
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 10g15%
    Saturated Fat 10g63%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Sodium 905mg39%
    Potassium 599mg17%
    Carbohydrates 26g9%
    Fiber 4g17%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin A 15232IU305%
    Vitamin C 33mg40%
    Calcium 98mg10%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Butternut Squash Coconut Curry, served on a bed of rice, is a delicious,meatless dish, packed with flavor. Butternut Squash Coconut Curry, served on a bed of rice, is a delicious, meatless dish, packed with flavor. Simple recipe makes 4 servings.