Grandma’s Casserole

This is my ultimate favorite comfort food. I’ve made a couple of adaptations from my moms original recipe. If you can believe it, this is a figure friendly dish coming from Weight Watchers 1987. I’m normally not a fan of leftovers, but this is actually one dinner I look forward to heating up the next night. Enjoy!

“Grandma’s Casserole” Weight Watchers 1987

3 TB olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 pound ground lean turkey
2 TB pepper
2 TB salt
1 TB red pepper flakes
15 oz can tomatoes with liquid
8 oz can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cup water
1 package (12 oz) very thin egg noodles
1 package (8 oz) light mozzarella cheese

Sauté onion and peppers in oil. Add turkey breast, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook until done. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and water. (I like using canned stewed tomatoes with oregano and basil) Bring to a simmer, cooking 15 minutes.

Spray a 9×14″ pan with cooking spray. Cover the bottom with a thin layer of sauce and add the noodles atop. Spread the meat mixture over noodles and sprinkle on the cheese to finish.

Cover with foil and bake at 360° for 45 minutes or until noodles are cooked and mixture can be cut to serve.

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Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These are by far the easiest and tastiest lettuce wraps I’ve ever made. Well, I’ll admit, they’re the first I’ve ever made. I’ll go ahead and stick with this recipe; that’s a fact!

Turkey Lettuce Wraps
1 pound ground turkey
1 head bib lettuce
1 frozen package of Trader Joe’s Asian vegetables with sauce packet
2 TB soy sauce
2 TB sesame oil
1 clove garlic
1 small onion
3 TB Asian seasoning
Olive oil

Use enough oil to coat the bottom of a skillet to brown the turkey, onion, garlic and 2 tablespoons of Asian seasoning. Cook the meat through. Roughly chop the vegetables to stir in the turkey mixture. Add the sauce packet, soy sauce, sesame oil and remaining 1 tablespoon of Asian seasoning. Simmer to combine.

Serve immediately with bib lettuce.

 

#FoodieFail! I didn’t take a picture of the process, ingredients or the final product! As you know, I’ve taken a blogging hiatus.  I realize I’d had this stored and decided to run with it to get myself back in the groove.  You’ll forgive me this once 🙂

Try this recipe for something light and fresh for summer.  I served this with a side of farro to add a little heartiness on the side.