May 11, 2010

Spinach Turkey Roll

I tried my hand at a new recipe that is definitely healthy!  I was a bit dubious about trying it because of aforesaid quality, but surprisingly, everybody liked it--even had seconds!  That included an 11-year old boy, a 1-1/2 year old girl, and my dear husband!  Woot, woot!


It really doesn't much time at all to assemble.  I started it about 4:15 p.m., and it was on the table for dinner by 5:30, which included 50 minutes of cooking.  Not bad in my opinion.

The only tricky part was the rolling.  My turkey mixture wanted to crack as I was rolling it, so I had to keep a hand on it to keep it together.  Once I transferred it to the pan I cooked it in, I just shaped it together and re-pieced any cracks that had formed.



Spinach Turkey Roll

Ingredients:
• 1-3/4 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 1 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
• 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
• 1 tsp minced garlic
• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon ground mustard
• 1 pound lean ground turkey
• 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
• 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:
• In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce, eggs, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, basil, oregano and mustard. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
• On a double sheet of waxed paper, pat turkey mixture into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with spinach and cheese. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side and peeling waxed paper away while rolling. My wax paper kept ripping, hence the double sheet recommendation.  Pinch seam and ends closed. Place seam side down in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.  I would further recommend putting some aluminum foil down first, then spraying with cooking spray, because some of the cheese will leak out, leaving a dark circle on the pan around the roll.
• Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Heat remaining spaghetti sauce; serve over turkey. Yield: 6 servings.

This post is linked to Mouth-Watering Monday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday Tastes, Tuesdays at the Table, and Tasty Tuesday.

6 lovely comments:

cindy said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very tasty! Not too sure about the spinach though :< Will have to figure out something to replace with...Thanks!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing it. Can I highlight it on Friday Favorites this week?

content2be said... Best Blogger Tips

Re: SnoWhite, I would be delighted if you highlighted it! Thanks for stopping by!

Debbi Smith said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks great, I have a spinach meatloaf that this reminds me of. Yours is prettier though! Thanks!

Jasey said... Best Blogger Tips

Doesn't this look sooo good! I can just smell it now! I am so glad you linked to Tuesday Tastes! I just put the People's Choice Award poll up on my sidebar, when you have a chance, come vote!

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy
www.crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing, that looks delicious! I'll have to bookmark this to try, I'm always looking for recipes that combine meat and veggies.