Spinach & Mushroom Turkey Pie

I have inadvertently become the gadget queen. My latest addition to the kitchen is an awesome Misto sprayer that I use for olive oil. It was only $9.99 from Bed, Bath, and Beyond ($8 with the coupon!). It basically sprays your oil like traditional cooking sprays but without the chemical additives. It was a little stiff at first, but after a few uses, it is really perfect now. You can save a lot of olive oil by using one of these - you can perfectly cover pans, veggies, salads, etc. with a fraction of the oil. 

Today's recipe was supposed to be a traditional turkey meatloaf, but I got a little creative (aka carried away) in the kitchen. I decided the meatloaf should have a lot of veggies in it, and then I realized my food processor has been lonely lately, so I threw everything in there. The finely chopped spinach/veggie mixture turned my meatloaf green, and then I decided to bake it in a pie dish. The meatloaf quickly transformed into a spinach pie/quiche lookalike. In reality, the consistency is similar to your typical meatloaf, but the added veggies and herbs give it a great distinct flavor. This is an incredibly quick and easy dinner to prepare - mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and then pop it in the oven. Serve with salad or some freshly steamed veggies, and you're good to go!

Spinach & Mushroom Turkey Pie

 Serves 5, Prep time: 15 min, Cook time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 lb. ground turkey (or other ground meat of choice)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
  • 4 medium button mushrooms
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  •  1/2 tsp. pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Add spinach to food processor and pulse until finely chopped
  3. Add mushrooms and onion and pulse until chopped 
  4. Put veggie mixture, ground meat, and all other ingredients in a bowl, and mix until well combined
  5. Press meat mixture into a pie dish or arrange it on a cookie sheet in the shape of your choice (heart for Valentine's day anyone?)
  6. Bake for 45 minutes until cooked through (toothpick should come out clean)
  7. Let sit for 5 minutes, and then slice and enjoy!
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