Mediterranean Ground Turkey Muffins

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If you want your family to eat their veggies, stuff them into anything they love.

Do they like pork chops? Stuff them with mushrooms and spinach.

Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops

Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops

Or is it chicken they love? You can stuff chicken breasts too!

Stuffed Chicken Breasts


But stuffing chicken breasts and pork is old news to me. I wanted to create something unexpected – a meaty muffin with a surprise inside.

Ground Turkey Stuffed Muffins

Ground Turkey Stuffed Muffins

How fun is this? A ground turkey muffin stuffed with those Mediterranean flavors people love – olives, capers, and feta cheese.

Not to mention the dreaded spinach.

Mediterranean Turkey Muffins

Mediterranean Turkey Muffins

Cut your muffin in half and inside there’s a colorful, cheesy, savory surprise.  I say stuff it, and they’ll be intrigued enough to give it a try.

Happy, healthy cooking!

Mediterranean Turkey Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 1 turkey muffins each

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon light balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 4 cups spinach, chopped
  • ¼ cup green onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette
  • ½ cup low fat feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil, and place a muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray on top.
  2. Combine spinach, green onion, capers, olives, 2 tablespoons light balsamic dressing and feta cheese in a bowl.
  3. Combine turkey, oregano, Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon light balsamic dressing and quinoa in another bowl.
  4. Take 1/2 cup turkey mixture in your hand. Take 3/4 of that mixture and put it in a muffin tin. Spread it out to make a cup, then fill the cup wit 1/6 of the spinach mixture. Top it with the remaining turkey mixture in your hand. (See picture.)
  5. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until turkey is cooked through.

Notes

Calories: 209 Weight Watchers PointsPlus 5 Total Fat: 9.73g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 411mg Total Carbs: 9.23g Dietary Fiber: 1.79g Sugars: 0.85g Protein: 18.83g

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Comments

  1. says

    My gosh…this is really exciting stuff. Just stuff stuff stuff and hide hide hide! :D Everything looks very delicious. I don’t mind to be cheated to eat all of them…haha. Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you are enjoying your week. Take care. Mary.

  2. says

    What a great idea! I’ve noticed the same thing – stuff something and they will come. Love the idea of mini meatloaf muffins with a surprise inside

    • says

      It’s true for sure. I’ve seen toddlers spit out veggies I thought I had carefully hidden. I’ve been put an an egg free diet, so I’m off to check out your ice cream. Have a wonderful Sunday. :)

  3. says

    Great idea! My kiddo likes things when I stuff it into things like empanadas or pot stickers (I think I put all of his least favorite foods in a dumpling wrapper and he’d eat it happily) but I didn’t think to do something like this. I love all these ideas you’re always coming up with :D

    • says

      Thank you Rochelle. That’s a good idea to use pot stickers. I’m going to pass that tip along to my sister-in-law. She’s been trying to find a way to get my nephew to eat more veggies. :)

  4. says

    What a fun recipe! The spinach inside looks gorgeous. I don’t think making a stuffed turkey muffin would occur to me – congrats on a very creative idea. Thanks for this.

    • says

      If I could afford the calories, I’d stuff them with bread stuffing. I guess that would defeat the purpose of a low calorie meal though, wouldn’t it. :)

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