So yesterday I spent the day demolishing my deck for the new one I am starting to build in a few weeks. It was supposed to rain by noon, so my plan was to work outside until the rain started then move inside for work on the blog. Well the rain didn’t start until after 6:00 pm. So I kept working on the deck until 5:30. No blog work, but I still needed to make dinner.
Sunday I had taken some chicken out of the freezer to use this week. I also had cauliflower, mushrooms and fresh corn, that were needing to be cooked, before they found their way to the trash bin. What I came up with was this fairly healthy simple chicken casserole. This is a quick and easy recipe which allows you to substitute whatever items you have in the fridge that are on their last legs.
Makes great leftovers for lunch the next day. Trust me I just had it for lunch.
My kids loved this and didn’t even notice the smashed cauliflower for the bottom crust. Smashed cauliflower adds a nutritious nice flavor to the dish.
I’m always interested in creating new recipes using ground turkey, especially casseroles, that are easy to make and incorporate vegetables. This recipe is simple, easy to put together and taste great. Your kids will not even notice the cauliflower and a its great way to incorporate vegetables into their diet.
To cut baking time in half, I recommend microwaving the potatoes for three minutes.
To make ahead, brown the ground turkey, boil the cauliflower and assemble the rest of the ingredients. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to cook. As you preheat the oven, remove the casserole from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Cook until top is slightly brown and edges are bubbling.
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