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Easy Spinach and Tomato Turkey Packets

Easy Spinach and Tomato Turkey Packets

4 ingredients and 30 minutes is all you need to whip up this easy foil-packet dinner.MORE+LESS-


turkey cutlets (about 1 lb total)

Salt and pepper, to taste


9-oz box frozen chopped spinach, defrosted


can Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes

Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano

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    Preheat the oven to 400° F. Lay out four rectangles of aluminum oil

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    Rinse the turkey cutlets under cool water.

  • 3

    Working with one at a time, place a cutlet in the center of one of the foil squares. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. Top each cutlet with 1/4 of the spinach and then 1/4 of the tomatoes.

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    Fold the foil up working with the two horizontal sides first and then the ends. Seal completely. Place the packets on a rimmed baking sheet.

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    Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve -- but be careful when opening, the packets will be super hot. Garnish with grated cheese if desired.

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    Dinner's All Wrapped Up with Easy Foil Packet Recipes!

    Busy families know that fast, easy and flavorful are the keys to a successful dinner that everyone loves. Who cares if it’s intricate or complicated? Simple, good food makes a great impression (and makes everyone happy).

    That’s one of the things I love about cooking in foil packets. It’s simple, easy and makes for delicious, juicy dinners. Not sure about foil packet cooking? You have to try it. Here’s why:

    Top 5 Reasons to Cook in Foil Packets

    5. It’s easy: You wrap everything together and then it’s time to cook. Could it be any easier?

    4. Single-serve portions: It’s so simple to serve when all you need to do is hand out a packet to each person.

    3. It’s fast: There’s no need to make several dishes, since the veggies and protein are all together in the packet.

    2. Big flavor: The flavors of the meal really have a chance to mix and meld together.

    And the #1 reason for cooking foil packet dinners?

    1. Easy clean up! Forget messy pans! The whole thing is self-contained.

    My current favorite foil packet dinner is Easy Spinach and Tomato Turkey Packets.

    Sweet tomatoes (I use Muir Glen’s 2011 Reserve tomatoes, but any Muir Glen tomatoes will be great in this) and spinach bake together with turkey cutlets for a fab and easy dinner.

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    Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

These Lemon-Parlsey Foil Packet Potatoes are delicious, made with baby potatoes drizzled with olive oil and spices, finished with lemon zest and parsley. The perfect side dish for chicken, steaks, or anything you’re grilling! You can make just about anything in a foil packet! A few other favorites I make Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets, Meatloaf Foil Packets and Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets.

My preferred foil for grilling is Reynolds Wrap Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil which is a heavier gauge foil than standard Reynolds Wrap, which is perfect since you don’t have to worry about breaking or tearing, even with heavier foods and it protects food over direct heat.

Easy Mediterranean Fish Recipe in Foil Packets- Serve with Rice

4 serving size fish fillets, rinsed and patted dry (about 1 1/2 pounds)
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and fresh pepper
8 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
2 red or sweet yellow onions, cut into pieces
4 cups baby spinach leaves- or chopped spinach
8 plum or Italian tomatoes, roughly chopped
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
A sprinkle of red pepper flakes, to taste
Extra virgin olive oil, as needed

Fire up the grill to medium high heat. If you are cooking indoors, preheat the oven to 375ºF.

Tear off a large sheet of aluminum foil and place it on a large platter or tray.

Lay the fish fillets in the center, in a single layer. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the fillets. Season with sea salt and fresh pepper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the garlic, onion, baby spinach and tomatoes. Add the balsamic vinegar, fresh chopped herbs, red pepper flakes and toss to mix. Drizzle with enough extra virgin olive oil to moisten it all. Season with a little sea salt and pepper. Toss to coat.

Tear off a second sheet of foil the same size as the bottom sheet.

Turn up all the edges of the bottom sheet a bit to catch any liquid that runs to the edge.

Spoon the spinach-tomato mixture on top of the fish. Drizzle on any remaining olive oil left in the bowl.

Lay the second piece of foil on top of the fish and veggies and crimp the foil closed all around the edges to make a large packet.

Carry the packet with the platter or tray to the grill and carefully transfer the packet to the preheated grill. Cover the grill and cook until the fish is done- about 20 minutes or so- depending on the thickness of the fillet, and how hot your fire is. The fish should flake easily with a fork, and appear opaque.

Serve with hot cooked rice. I served mine with my tasty Spanish Brown Rice Bake recipe.

This is a safe way for those with celiac disease or food allergies to eat at pot luck barbecues and picnics. Bring your own packets! Make single individual packets for each person to make it easy to share the grill with no danger of cross contamination.

Crock-Pot Tomato & Spinach Pasta

Italian sausage, tomatoes and spinach make for a flavorful pasta dish that is perfect for dinner any night of the week. Feel free to lighten up the recipe a little bit by using turkey Italian sausage for a little less fat and calories.

The pasta in this recipe is cooked on the stove-top according to the directions on the package of pasta until just al dente. Then the cooked pasta is added to the meaty sauce mixture right before serving. Cooking the pasta on the stove-top prevents the pasta from turning mushy.

On days that are particularly busy with my family I have had great success cooking the pasta ahead of time, draining it and cooling it under cold running water in the colander and then putting in a covered container in the refrigerator or a plastic gallon sized food storage bag. The pasta may stick together a little bit but will loosen up when mixed into the hot sauce in the slow cooker. And the sauce will warm up the pasta nicely.

What should I make for dinner tonight?

Everybody is busy these days, but you still have to eat. Don’t let weeknight dinners get you down!

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Steak and Eggs with Chimichurri

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

We're nominating chimichurri as one of the best condiments on the planet, not just because it's so versatile and flavorful, but also because it's so incredibly easy to make. Once you've got some on hand, you can enjoy this flavor-packed steak and eggs dinner. Including the time it takes to fire up your cast iron skillet, this recipe will take you under 25 minutes from start to finish.

Baby spinach gets treated to a light sauté with lots of whole smashed garlic cloves in this super-quick recipe. The whole dish takes less than 10 minutes to make, start to finish. Serve this with steaks, pork chops, chicken or fish.

The secret to the flavor in this spinach is the garlic. It’s peeled and kept whole, then smashed with the side of a knife and sauteed until golden in color which gives this dish it’s nutty, garlicky flavor.

Baby spinach is so convenient and easy to cook whether eaten raw in salads, boiled in soups and stews, or simple sauteed with garlic and olive oil, as I did here. It’s a healthy addition to any meal, baby spinach contains a high amount of nutrients such as iron, protein, and many others. It is also low in calories and carbs. I buy it bagged which usually comes pre-washed so there’s really no prep time for this recipe. If it looks like you’re using too much spinach, keep in mind it shrinks when it cooks, so don’t use less.

If you want to save time peeling the garlic, you can also buy it peeled which will last refrigerated a few weeks. I don’t however recommend using jarred minced garlic for this recipe, the flavor will not be the same.

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Spinach and Cheese Breakfast Pockets

Impress your brunch guests with these cheesy hand pies.

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In small bowl, whisk together 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, combine ricotta, spinach, basil, tomatoes, red pepper, remaining egg and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
  3. Unroll pie crusts and cut each into 4 wedges. Divide ricotta mixture among wedges (about 3 tablespoons for each), placing on 1 side. Fold dough over filling and press edges with fork to seal.
  4. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with egg mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Bake until golden brown, 16 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional information (per serving): About 295 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated), 8 g protein, 390 mg sodium, 28 g carb, 1 g fiber.

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