Turkey Layered Spinach Bake

posted by RisaG 01-14-100 5:04 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Layered Spinach Bake (adapted)
Recipe By : SuzyQ, BakeryShoppe Memories Cookbook, p. 188
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cheese Chicken &Turkey
Microwave
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 lb. ground turkey breast
1 (10 oz) pkg frozen spinach -- chopped and drained
1 tbsp. instant minced onions
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 (15 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs -- divided
1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/8 tsp. black pepper
3 oz. fat free mozzarella cheese -- shredded
2 tbsp. non-fat parmesan cheese -- grated


Original instructions:
Microwave spinach covered 4-6 minutes on HIGH. Drain, pressing to remove excess moisture. Chop and set aside.

Combine ground turkey, onions and garlic powder. Cook until no longer pink. Drain.

Stir in spaghetti sauce. Cover, microwave on HIGH 2-4 minutes until bubbly. Stir in 2 tbsp breadcrumbs. Set aside.

In medium bowl, combine spinach, remaining 2 tbsp breadcrumbs, ricotta cheese, egg and pepper. Spread half of meat mixture in bottom of 9" square microwave dish. Top with spinach mixture, sprinkle with mozzarella. Top with remaiining meat mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. Microwave on 50% power, or Medium, for 8-12 minutes more until hot. Let stand for 5 minutes.


Stovetop/Oven Version:
Preheat oven to 350F. Heat nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Saute turkey until no pink shows, about 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add onions and garlic powder. Stir well. Drain.

Put meat mixture back in pan and add spaghetti sauce. Cover and cook for 2 minutes until bubbly. Stir in breadcrumbs. Set aside.

In medium bowl, combine spinach, remaining 2 tbsp breadcrumbs, ricotta cheese, egg and pepper. Spread half of meat mixture in bottom of 9" square dish. Top with spinach mixture, sprinkle with mozzarella. Top with remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cook in 350F oven for 35-40 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes.

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