3 Easy Dinner Ideas With Jennie-O Turkey #JennieO
About a week ago, I had a surprise package on my back porch. I checked out the return address, it said Jennie-O. I took it inside and my boys were excited to see the contents. I tore the box open and found 3 kinds of Jennie-O Turkey products!
There was a package of Ground Turkey, Turkey Breakfast Sausage and Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Breast. The ideas started flowing. I already knew what I would do with the Ground Turkey, that was easy! I was going to make Turkey Quesadillas.
I browned up the meat and added taco seasoning. In a separate pan on medium heat, I placed a tortilla, sprinkled it with the taco meat and some shredded cheddar cheese. Topped it with another tortilla and lightly browned the first side. Then I flipped it over to brown the other side. I cut it into wedges and served it to my family. They loved them!!
The idea for the Turkey Breakfast Sausage came to me next. We love Breakfast Pizza!! I bought my favorite pizza dough from my local grocery store. All I have to do is let it rise 45 minutes before I need to use it.
I browned the breakfast sausage in bite sized pieces. As I was doing that, I scrambled 8 eggs in a large microwave safe bowl with about 2 Tbs of milk. I cooked them at intervals of 1 minute on high. I gave it a stir, return it to the microwave and repeat until the eggs are looking close to done(about 4 minutes total). You don’t want to over cook them or they will be dry. It’s best to leave a little of it runny because you will be popping the whole thing in the oven when you are baking the pizza.
I stretched out the pizza dough on my baking stone, added the scrambled eggs and breakfast sausage, then topped with 2 cups of mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of shredded cheddar. Bake at 425F for 18-20 minutes(or until the crust is looking nicely browned).
The last idea I had was a trickier one. I knew the Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Breast would be an amazing lunch meat, but I wanted to do something different. Then I thought, I wonder how it would be in Alfredo?
I cubed 1 lb of the turkey breast(You can get this from your grocery deli. Go ahead and ask them for 2 slices of Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Breast cut about 1/2 inch thick. They will be more than happy to do that for you. You don’t have to just have it shaved or sliced like in the deli case.).
I decided to use cheese filled tortellini noodles from the freezer. It takes the water longer to boil than it takes for them to cook. They are seriously done in just a few minutes.
While I waited for the water to boil, I cooked a bag of chopped frozen broccoli in a microwave safe covered dish for 6 minutes with about 1 Tbs of water. When it’s finished cooking, drain the excess water.
In a medium pot, add your favorite jar of Alfredo sauce, the broccoli and the cubed turkey breast. Heat over medium heat until warmed through.
When your water comes to a boil, add the frozen tortellini and set your timer according to the package. Usually, once they start to float, they are done. Drain the pasta, put it on a plate, top with the sauce and enjoy!! This was my family’s favorite meal! They helped themselves to extra portions and kept telling me I was the best Fry Cook ever! (You need to be a SpongeBob fan to appreciate that one.)