Turkey Muffins with spinach and parmesan cheese
Turkey Muffins are a scrumptious alternative to meatloaf, and when made using my modified recipe, are gluten free and low carb since they contain no bread.
Here is my recipe. I have modified this many time throughout the years and most recently got it to this state where it is low carb, sugar and gluten free. Don’t miss any of the unnecessary bread elements. I’ve had this recipe written in my notebook for years and don’t know the original source.
- 1.25 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 t Basil
- 1/4 c Ketchup
- 2 TSBP Minced Garlic (or less depending on your taste preferences)
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/4 t black pepper
- 1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 oz spinach leaves
- 5 stems of green onions (or one yellow onion if you’re not watching your sugar)
You’ll also need one extra large muffin cup pan to make six large muffins.
Preheat your oven to 375 and grease your muffin pan. Using a skillet, saute your spinach just until it darkens and starts to shrivel up. I did mine just a couple minutes, no more, because you don’t want to overdo and have it turn into little nothings. We’re just looking to accomplish a softening to the spinach, so it will be flexible blending into the meat.
Place the uncooked ground turkey into a large mixing bowl and add the sauteed spinach to it. Dump in the egg, seasonings, garlic, 1/4 c ketchup (remember to use sugar free if you’re monitoring your sugar intake) and cheese into the bowl. Mix everything up thoroughly.
It’s that simple. Now divide the contents evenly amongst the six muffin cups, giving a little press to keep them together firmly. With a little extra ketchup on top (zig zag a stream across or lather on), gives a nice boost of flavor when it cooks.
I bake for about 40 minutes, or until you can poke a knife through the center and pull out with no contents sticking. Note, it will still appear a little moist until it cools down. This is also the preferred way to remove them from the pan. After they cool down a few minutes they hold together firmer and are easier to pull from pan. If well sprayed and using a good pan, you should have no problem getting them out. Enjoy!