|Ground turkey||1 1/4 pounds|
|Soft bread crumbs||3/4 cup|
|Salt||1 1/4 teaspoon|
|Ground black pepper||1/3 teaspoon|
|Frozen chopped spinach||1 packet (10 ounce), thawed and drained|
|Italian cheese blend||1 cup, shredded|
|Italian seasoning||1 1/2 teaspoon|
|Garlic powder||1/8 teaspoon|
20 minutes to prepare, 1 hour to cook, ready in 1 hour and 20 minutes
It’s that time of year where it’s easy to get sick of sight and thought of turkey. Rather than giving you yet another recipe for the best way to roast a turkey, here’s a very different take on that wonderfully low fat piece of poultry, that conveniently combines protein, carbs, and greens, all into one.
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper, and put a rack into a broiler pan.
Step 3: Get a decent sized bowl, and use it to combine the turkey, bread crumbs, egg, one teaspoon of the salt, and black pepper.
Step 4: Place it onto the baking sheet you prepared in Step 2, and pat it into a rectangle that measures about 10 by 14 inches.
Step 5: In a clean bowl – again, it should be a relatively decent size – lightly mix the spinach, 3/4 cup of the Italian cheese, one teaspoon of the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt..
Step 6: Spread that mixture over the meat mixture that you placed in the baking sheet in Step 4, leaving a margin of about 3/4 inch.
Step 7: Lift one of the short edges of the parchment paper, and start rolling the edge of the meat, peeling the parchment away from the meat mixture as you go. Press the seam down, and set it down on the rack over the roasting pan.
Step 8: Put it in your preheated oven for a bout 50 minutes. It should be cooked through, and the juices should be running clear: if you have an instant-read thermometer to insert in the center, it should read 160 degrees.
Step 9: Spread the ketchup over the roll, sprinkle it with the remaining cheese and Italian seasoning.
Step 10: Put it all back in the oven for a further ten minutes so the cheese gets nice and melted.
It’s not a difficult recipe, and is a nice blend of natural flavors like the turkey, enhanced by the likes of the Italian seasoning.