A Cooking Surprise
I have been surprised many times in my kitchen. Like when I rehydrated dried shitake mushrooms for the first time or when I cooked a whole eggplant on the gas burner of my stove. Or, when I put a whole, frozen turkey breast into my crock pot and came home 8 hours later to the most moist and tasty turkey breast I’ve ever eaten. Cooking is funny when you try new things – that’s for sure.
Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot Recipe
1 Frozen solid turkey breast
This is a one-ingredient recipe. All you do is place the frozen turkey breast into the crock pot or slow cooker and turn it on to ‘low’ for 8 hours. Make sure the lid fits tightly and then do what your day demands. After 8 hours, you’ll see 1-2 inches of turkey juice and a delicious cooked turkey breast in the crock pot or slow cooker.
How to Use the Turkey Breast Leftovers
This time, I used the turkey breast leftovers in 2 ways: Turkey & Spinach Lasagna; and Turkey Pasta Salad with Mustard-Vinaigrette Dressing. Both turned out great so please give them a try.
To make Turkey & Spinach Lasagna: Make layers in a 13 x 9 inch pan, like this: Marinara sauce + whole wheat lasagna noodles + 2 packages frozen chopped spinach with liquid squeezed out well + 1% cottage cheese + a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese + whole wheat lasagna noodles + Marinara sauce + cut up cooked turkey breast + a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese + whole wheat lasagna noodles + Marinara sauce.
To make Turkey Pasta Salad with Mustard-Vinaigrette Dressing: Combine all ingredients and mix in a large bowl: 4 cups cooked, whole grain macaroni or penne pasta + 2 cups cut up cooked turkey breast + 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion + 1 diced celery rib + 1 large shredded carrot + 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley + 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil + juice of 1/2 fresh lemon or lime + 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard + salt and pepper to taste.
Get Inspired to Try New Things in Your Kitchen
Everyone gets their cooking inspiration in different ways. Try my ebooks, each with 15 meal plans or 15 easy recipes. Or, try my facebook page for a daily tip to inspire you. This recipe comes from my book, Need Help Mom? Busy Moms Making Food Fun for Healthy Eaters, available as an ebook or paperback. Cooking at home, with trusted resources, is an amazing way to eat healthier and enjoy the true flavors of simple foods.
What do you like to cook in your crock pot or slow cooker?