Last night we had Fajitas that my wife made. And I want to start stepping up more and learning how to cook. Learning to enjoy the art of making something and tweaking something and just creating a dinner that your proud of. For me generally, this meant not burning the grilled cheese or mac-n-cheese, believe me this was an accomplishment.
Tonight I took it into my own hands, my wife informed me that we had 2 things of ground turkey and that they both need to be used before Friday. So she starts spitting out all of the different things that I can make with them…as she IS THE COOK in this household. I said to myself, hmm I dont want tacos, we had Fajitas last night, and I dont want to make something I made before, I want to step outside of the box and make something different. So I saw a recipe for a “Ground Turkey Casserole” figured, heck I can do that. So like any person with a computer, tablet, smartphone would do I hit up “THE GOOGLE”. I came across this website and this recipe CLICK ME
That said I made some tweaks to it myself because I didn’t have “Egg noodles”. Here is what I did below: (Recipe makes 8 servings)
1 pound ground turkey
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce – I used a 24oz
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (12 ounce) pkg uncooked egg noodles – I used Wheat Lasagna Noodles
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Directions from the website:
1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2 – In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the ground turkey for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Drain the turkey, stir in the tomato sauce and sugar, and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and cream cheese. Mix well and set aside.
3 – Cook noodles according to package directions. Place them into a 9×13-inch baking dish, then layer the turkey mixture over the noodles. Then layer the sour cream mixture over the turkey, and top with cheese.
4 – Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 35 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Those Directions personally for me were a bit more difficult so I will explain my own.
– I took a skillet / frying pan and added in the ground turkey and allowed it to cook until it was done
– While that I heated up my water to boil for the noodles, once the water came to a boil I followed the direction on the package to good the lasagna noodles.
– During all of this going on I got a medium (good medium) sized bowl and added the pasta sauce [I personally used a full 24oz jar of pasta sauce I too approx 18oz out for this and left 6 in the jar] and 1 tsp of white sugar and mixed.
– I then got another medium sized bowl and added in the 8oz of sour cream and one block (8oz) of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. I began to mix and stir with the assistant of my 10 yr old until is was as “saucy” as possible
– At this point I preheat my over to 350 degrees F.
– I then took off the Turkey and stirred it into the medium bowl of pasta and sugar, and stirred them up real well.
– By then the lasagna noodles were done and I grabbed my 9X13 pan and this is where I got the rest of that pasta and put it on the bottom of the pan, so the noodles would not “BURN” to the pan. (smart on my part I thought).
– I placed the noodles in on the pan and spread them out as even as possible, I then added the sour cream / cream cheese mix and tried to spread it out as best as possible. Then I added in the ground turkey and sprinkled the cheese on top.
After I came out with this!!!! I thought it was great and to be honest I was surprised how quick everyone ate it up. Was a great little meal and all in about 1 hour of time!