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Italian Polenta Ground Turkey Casserole

Try one of my all-time favorite recipes for dinner tonight! Layers of creamy polenta, Italian seasoned ground turkey & roasted cherry tomatoes make up this delicious, gluten free turkey casserole. This healthy recipe is also easy to make in under 45 minutes!

Turkey casserole topped with roasted cherry tomatoes

As a food blogger, it’s hard to pick your favorite recipe. Shoot, it’s hard to pick your top 10 favorite recipes, but this one is definitely in my top 10!

I originally shared this recipe on the blog in 2014 and I’ve made it at least 100 times since then! It’s so easy to toss together. I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand and Kurt and I both love it! Bonus, it’s on the healthy side, low in calories and gluten free!

I like to make it for an easy weeknight dinner, then eat the leftovers for lunch throughout the week. It seriously makes the best leftovers! But the great thing about this dish is that it also looks fancy enough to serve at a dinner party.

I made it for one of my best friends and her husband. Their response, “this is the best thing I’ve ever eaten that you’ve made”! Coming from people who have eaten dozens of my recipes over the years, I took this as a huge compliment!

A layer of creamy polenta + basil pesto + Italian seasoned turkey and veggies + roasted balsamic cherry tomatoes = a seriously scrumptious casserole! I can guarantee you this will be one of the best casserole recipes you’ve ever tried!

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta Turkey Burgers

This juicy turkey burger recipe can be cooked on the stove or on the grill. It’s easy to make and topped with the most delicious Tomato Basil Bruschetta for a healthy, flavorful meal!

Serve these burgers in lettuce wraps without the cheese to create a gluten free, paleo and whole 30 compliant meal! Without the buns, this turkey burger recipe is only 3 carbs per serving and perfect for those of the keto diet.

Turkey burger on bun on wood cutting board topped with diced tomato bruschetta

If you’ve ever been to the blog before, you know how much I love topping recipes with Tomato Basil Bruschetta!

Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls, yup I topped those with bruschetta & they’ve been shared over 130,000 times on Pinterest! Bruschetta Baked Brie, oh yes I did! Creamy brie, topped with flavorful balsamic bruschetta, yes please!

And once you try this Bruschetta Salmon recipe, you’ll never eat salmon any other way! Now for this turkey burger recipe topped with tomato basil bruschetta.

Turkey burgers get a bad rap for being dry and tasteless. But I can tell you that these turkey burgers are quite the opposite. They are so juicy and flavorful! I can guarantee you’ll be adding them to your regular grilling menu!

No grill? No problem! This turkey burger recipe can easily be cooked on the stove in a cast iron skillet, or heavy-bottomed pan.

This recipe is easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner, but also perfect for parties and BBQ’s. The bruschetta topping and turkey burgers can both easily be prepped ahead of time. When it’s party time, all you have to do is toss the burgers on the grill!

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Cheesy Buffalo Turkey Grilled Flatbread

This EASY Buffalo Turkey Flatbread recipe is guaranteed to become a new favorite! Buffalo sauce, ground turkey & lots of cheese bring a ton of flavor to this simple flatbread pizza. It can easily be made on the grill or in the oven for a delicious meal!

Overhead shot of grilled buffalo turkey flatbread pizzas topped with fresh cilantro

We all know that there is nothing I love more than adding buffalo sauce to virtually anything and everything. Over the years, I’ve shared over 50 recipes with buffalo sauce on the blog. And these recipes continue to be some of the most popular!

This Cheesy Buffalo Turkey Flatbread is no exception! It’s seriously packed with flavor and always a fan favorite. You can easily make it with ground turkey, ground chicken or ground beef, depending on your preference.

While I love to toss this flatbread on the grill, it’s easy to make in the oven as well. One flatbread (or two if you’re really hungry!) is perfect for a meal. You can also slice each flatbread into quarters, then serve them as an appetizer at a party or BBQ!

This easy, cheesy recipe is made in under 45 minutes for an easy appetizer or meal anytime!

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Slow Cooker Kale Turkey Soup

Slow Cooker Kale Turkey Soup is made with white beans and lean ground turkey. It’s a healthy, gluten free recipe that’s easy to make in a crock pot!

Ground turkey and kale soup in white soup crock on wood tray

Crock pot soups are my jam! They’re so easy to toss together in the morning and such a delicious dinner to come home to!

Taco Soup is one of my childhood favorites, that I continue to make over and over again! And Kurt requests this French Onion Meatball Soup almost every week. But when it comes to a soup that’s light and flavorful, this Turkey Kale Soup is my go-to!

Lean ground turkey, fresh kale, diced onions and cannellini beans keep this soup light and healthy. While oregano, fennel seeds, garlic, salt and pepper add delicious flavor!

Serving this soup with a warm and crusty baguette for dipping is totally optional, but highly recommended!

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Healthy Greek Turkey Soup

Gluten free, slow cooker Greek Turkey Soup packs a ton of flavor in a healthy dish! It’s easy to make in a crockpot with ground turkey, sun dried tomatoes, spinach & chickpeas!

Overhead shot of two bowls filled with ground turkey soup with spinach and chickpeas

I’m a big fan of putting a little Greek flavor into my recipes. These Greek Crescent Rolls are a must-make appetizer.

This Greek Crockpot Breakfast Casserole is one of the most popular recipes on the blog! And this Greek Quinoa Salad is one of my favorite recipes for meal-prepping for lunch throughout the week!

Greek food is a type of Mediterranean cuisine and therefore focuses on fresh vegetables, olive oil, pasta and herbs. You’ll find lemon juice, oregano, onions and tomatoes in most greek dishes, including this Greek Turkey Soup!

A serving of this soup is only 461 calories and packs in 44 grams of protein! And one serving can easily be eaten as a meal.

This soup is delicious reheated. Toss it in the crockpot on Sunday or Monday, then eat it throughout the week for a healthy, delicious meal!

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Italian Turkey Sweet Potato Casserole

Looking for an easy, healthy, gluten free recipe? Try this Italian Turkey Sweet Potato Casserole, made with ground turkey and sweet potato noodles!

Italian turkey sweet potato casserole in oval baking dish with large serving fork

Creating vegetable noodles with a spiralizer is one of my favorite ways to make healthy recipes!

I’ve made zucchini noodles for several popular recipes. These Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls are always a hit! And this Vegan Pad Thai with Zoodles is a fun twist on a classic Thai dish.

I’ve also made butternut squash noodles to go in these Balsamic Chicken Butternut Squash Noodle Bowls.

Sweet potatoes were my first vegetable noodle to make with a spiralizer. I made them and created this Italian casserole dish. The casserole features layers of sweet potato noodles, Italian seasoned ground turkey and fresh mozzarella cheese. It’s a winning combo of flavors. It’s healthy and easy to make!

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Cheesy Baked Taco Dip

The ultimate cheesy baked taco dip is an easy appetizer made with layers of cream cheese, taco seasoned ground beef or turkey, beans, salsa & guacamole!

Baked taco dip in a cast iron skillet, sitting on a wood cutting board with a bowl of chips in the background, sitting on a red and white striped towel

Hello Taco Tuesday!  Let’s turn this taco party up a notch today with a seriously delicious dip!

For this recipe, I took the idea of the classic 7 Layer Dip, then kicked it up a notch!

While cold dips can be great, there’s really nothing like the taste of a warm, cheesy dip coming out of the oven and straight onto a chip!

Buffalo Chicken Dip, Chipotle Pulled Pork Dip, Green Chili Queso Dip and Buffalo Cheeseburger Dip are just a few of my warm, cheesy dip favorites!

This Cheesy Baked Taco Dip is absolutely perfect for a party, pot luck or the ultimate game day, Super Bowl Sunday! My friends love this recipe and request it every time I throw a party!

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Healthy Greek Turkey Stuffed Zucchini

Low carb, gluten free and delicious, this Greek Turkey Stuffed Zucchini recipe has it all! It’s healthy, scrumptious and easy to make in just 29 minutes!

Greek Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats on white plate with gold forks in background

Zucchini noodles used to be my favorite way to add zucchini to a meal. Now easy stuffed zucchini boats are coming in hot, tied for the top spot! My obsession started with these Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats and now to these Greek Turkey Zucchini Boats.

But don’t you worry, if you love zoodles, I still have plenty of those recipes too! These Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls have gone viral! The recipe video has been viewed over 6 MILLION times on Facebook!

This Vegan Pad Thai Recipe with Zoodles is made with my famous pad thai sauce and packed with healthy veggies! And my personal favorite, this Pesto Baked Salmon Recipe with Zoodles is made on just one pan in only 29 minutes!

For this zucchini recipe, I stuffed Greek flavored ground turkey into hollowed zucchini halves. The turkey is cooked with onions, garlic, oregano and sun dried tomatoes for a delicious Mediterranean flavor!

I like to top the zucchini with crumbled feta cheese. Because after all, my life motto is “more cheese, yes please!” If you’d like to keep the recipe dairy free, paleo and Whole30 approved, you can leave off the cheese.

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30 Easy Whole30 Recipes + Shopping List

Check out these 30 easy Whole30 recipes that will make it simple to create healthy Whole30 meals, that also taste delicious! Plus, use the handy Whole30 shopping guide to grab everything you need to make these tasty recipes at home!

Check out these 30 easy Whole30 recipes that will make it simple to create healthy Whole30 meals, that also taste delicious! Plus, use the handy Whole30 shopping guide to grab everything you need to make these tasty recipes at home!

I’m wrapping up “Whole30 March” today with a list of 30 Easy Whole30 Recipes + a convenient Whole30 shopping list that will make it simple to purchase ingredients for the Whole30 diet that you might not already have in your kitchen pantry.

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Whole30 Turkey Taco Salad

Taco seasoned ground turkey cooked with peppers, onions and tomatoes tops this gluten free, dairy free, Whole30 taco salad recipe, made in just 20 minutes!

Taco seasoned ground turkey cooked with peppers, onions and tomatoes, tops this gluten free, dairy free, Whole30 taco salad recipe, made in just 20 minutes!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Jennie-O & their delicious ground turkey!

I’m midway through “Whole30 March” and I’m so excited to share a new recipe that’s not only perfect for the Whole30 diet, it’s also going to become a regular weekly menu favorite!

I’m all about the easy recipes made in 29 minutes or less! I also live in Southern California, so I’m all about that taco life. This recipe combines both a quick and easy recipe and my love of tacos!

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Buffalo Turkey Meatball Subs

Grilled Buffalo Turkey Meatballs, blue cheese dressing & buffalo sauce make the ultimate meatball sub, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or game day!

Buffalo Turkey Meatball Sub Recipe

This sub sandwich is the sandwich that every other sandwich wishes it was!

Whether it’s an easy weeknight dinner, Superbowl Sunday or an outdoor BBQ, your friends and family are going to love these scrumptious grilled turkey meatballs covered in blue cheese and buffalo sauciness!

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Sloppy Joe Nachos

Ditch the bun for these Sloppy Joe Nachos! An easy recipe that’s great for game day or a fun and simple weeknight dinner!

Ditch the bun for these Sloppy Joe Nachos! An easy recipe that's great for game day or a fun and simple weeknight dinner!

With football season in full swing, I thought it was about time that I “nacho-fy” one of my favorite childhood recipes, sloppy joes!

Nachos, good, sloppy joes, good, Sloppy Joe Nachos, SO GOOD!

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Turkey Taco Rice Skillet

This One Pot Taco Rice Skillet recipe combines ground turkey, rice, veggies, spices & pepper jack cheese for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is so delicious!

This One Pot Taco Rice Skillet recipe combines ground turkey, rice, veggies, spices & cheese for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is so delicious!

Today is my 6 year blogiversary and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing a new recipe twist on a classic blog favorite!

I introduced this One Pot Mexican Rice recipe in September 2014 and it’s been a favorite side dish every since! In our house, we love to eat it with Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn!

Since this side dish is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, I wanted to recreate it as a main dish, which gave me the inspiration for this Turkey Taco Rice Skillet!

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Mexican Street Corn Turkey Burgers

Mexican turkey burgers are covered in cotija cheese, guacamole and grilled Mexican street corn for a flavorful summer burger recipe!

Mexican turkey burgers are covered in cotija cheese, guacamole and grilled Mexican street corn for a flavorful summer burger recipe!

Thanks to my friends at Jennie-O for sponsoring this post!

Mexican Street Corn is hard to beat, it’s creamy, spicy and so flavorful!

So, what happens when you top Mexican Turkey Burgers with Mexican Street Corn?! You get one seriously delicious burger recipe!

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One Pot Greek Pasta

In just one pot and under 45 minutes, make a delicious Greek Pasta recipe filled with sun dried tomatoes, ground turkey, capers and feta cheese!

In just one pot and under 45 minutes, make a delicious Greek Pasta recipe filled with sun dried tomatoes, ground turkey, capers and feta cheese!

I’m so excited to wrap up a great week by sharing this delicious One Pot Greek Pasta Recipe today!

This week has been super busy, but also super fun! I flew up to Sacramento on Monday to make an appearance on Good Day Sacramento and share some of my favorite Summer Cooking Hacks. I flew home just in time to meet my Mom at the airport in San Diego. She flew in from Oklahoma to visit me for the week.

She’s been my assistant this week while I prepared several new yummy recipes for the blog. We made Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Jalapeno Steak Skewers and Red Velvet Cookies!

My Mom also made a guest appearance yesterday on a brand new episode of “29 Minute Meals” LIVE where I shared this scrumptious One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta Recipe.

Speaking of one pot recipes, this One Pot Greek Pasta recipe is one for the books! It’s SO flavorful and easy to make! I ate it for back-to-back-to-back meals last week and was so bummed when it was all gone!

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Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These PF Chang’s copycat turkey lettuce wraps, made in only 15 minutes, are prepared with lean ground turkey, making them a healthy & gluten free option! 

These PF Chang's copycat turkey lettuce wraps, made in only 15 minutes, are prepared with lean ground turkey, making them a healthy & gluten free option!

If you’ve ever been to a PF Chang’s, there’s a 99.9% chance, you’ve had their famous lettuce wraps!

While I don’t frequent many chain restaurants, (I’m lucky to have so many amazing local options in San Diego!) I do have to say that I don’t mind a little PF Chang’s every once in a while, some Chicken Lettuce Wraps, followed by Sweet & Sour Chicken, delish! But, I also love being able to make these recipes at home for a little less money and a lot less calories!

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Roasted Red Pepper Turkey Bolognese

Roasted red peppers add a delicious flavor to this healthy Turkey Bolognese recipe, serve over spaghetti or with zucchini noodles for a gluten free meal.

Roasted red peppers add a delicious flavor to this healthy Turkey Bolognese recipe, serve over spaghetti or with zucchini noodles for a gluten free meal.

With a new year, comes new years resolutions to eat healthier.

For me, one of the best ingredients to keep in the fridge to stay healthy is extra lean ground turkey breast.  It’s loaded with protein and low in fat and calories, making it a great choice for substituting ground beef in recipes like tacos, meatballs, chili and bolognese!

This turkey bolognese has only 262 calories and 5 grams fat per serving, while it boasts 31 grams of protein per serving. (This recipe makes 4 servings!)

The sauce can be served with traditional pasta, or switch it up and serve the sauce over roasted spaghetti squash or sautéed zucchini noodles to keep it low carb and gluten free!

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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are slow cooked in Thai peanut sauce, then served over rice & topped with fresh cilantro, carrots & peanuts in this tasty rice bowl recipe!

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs

Earlier this week, I was dreaming of my favorite Thai Peanut Sauce and thinking of new recipes that I could incorporate the sauce into.

During this dreaming/brainstorming process, I was also cooking up Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs for the Cox Smart Home event I was catering and Snapchatting live from this week.

That’s when I got the idea for Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs!

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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

In this easy burger recipe, homemade turkey burgers are served on Hawaiian hamburger buns, topped with pineapple jalapeno onion relish & pepper jack cheese.

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian. 

With grilling season under way, all I can think about is what I’m going to grill next!

From Bruschetta Turkey Burgers to Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers to these Hawaiian Turkey Burgers, I’m always looking for ways to make burgers just a little bit healthier during swimsuit season, which just so happens to overlap with grilling season!

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Sloppy Joe Tacos

Traditional Sloppy Joes are given a spicy Mexican twist in this quick and easy Sloppy Joe Taco Recipe, made in just 29 minutes!

Sloppy Joe Tacos Recipe

I’m totally a sucker for a fun new Taco Tuesday recipe, and today I’ve got a really good one for you!

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Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

Italian Stuffed Peppers take less than 30 minutes to prep then slow cook all day for a delicious, healthy & gluten free dinner recipe.

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

It’s the first day of fall y’all! Time to bust out the slow cooker and start making some new fall recipe favorites!

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Turkey Chili Spaghetti Squash

Ground turkey chili is added to roasted spaghetti squash and topped with avocado and cilantro for a healthy and gluten free way to eat chili!

Turkey Chili Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Tomorrow is the first day of fall and I couldn’t be more excited for the delicious flavors of the new season!

Two of my favorite things to make during fall are chili and squash. I combined them both in this tasty & healthy new recipe!

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Taco Turkey Patty Melt

This patty melt recipe with a taco twist combines taco seasoned ground turkey, green chilies, spicy cheddar & jalapeño ranch for one scrumptious sandwich!

Taco Turkey Patty Melt Recipe

When was the last time you had a patty melt? Seriously, for me, it had been years, until I made this sandwich earlier this week!

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Greek Tacos

The Best Greek Turkey Taco Recipe combines Greek spiced ground turkey with an easy cucumber tomato salsa and feta cheese in warm pita bread for a delicious, quick and healthy dinner, made in just 29 minutes!

Greek turkey taco recipe with fresh tomato cucumber salsa, feta cheese, mint and lemon wedges

When it comes to tacos, I’ve yet to meet one that I don’t like!

Whether it’s Tacos Al Pastor, Beef Barbacoa Tacos, Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos or Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos, they all make my mouth water, stomach growl and heart pitter patter from the happiness that tacos bring into my life!

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Greek Nachos

Traditional nachos are given a Greek twist in this recipe that tops pita chips with chickpeas, sun dried tomatoes & lots of great Greek flavors!

Greek Nachos

The holiday season is officially here and if you’re looking for a fun new twist on a classic appetizer to share at your holiday party, you’ve just found it!

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Sweet Potato Pumpkin Shepherds Pie

Shepherds pie is given a healthy, gluten free, fall twist, topped with a combination of sweet potatoes & pumpkin, filled with lean ground turkey & veggies.

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Shepherds Pie

You know when you’re about to leave on vacation and you pretty much have no ambition to do anything except for leave on vacation?

Me. Right now.

I’m heading to Arizona tonight for a mini-vaca to celebrate a friends birthday and Halloween. I love my weekends in AZ because I get to see great friends, relax and most importantly, eat Jimmy & Joes Pizza.

If you live in the Phoenix area and haven’t been yet, run, don’t walk to JJP and get a serious slice.  If you’re there this weekend you’ll probably see me. I’ll be the little girl, hiding in the corner surrounded by pizza and boneless wings!

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