Golden Mushroom Turkey Tenderloins

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Golden Mushroom Turkey Tenderloins

As fall rolls in, I start to make “comfort food” meals. Except, I know my mom’s comfort food isn’t always the most healthiest of meals.  Don’t get me wrong, who doesn’t love mom’s dinners?  But, I am trying to show my kids that you can cut back in some areas which allows you to sometimes splurge in others.  One of these healthy meals is turkey and gravy!  So when #Jennie-O sent me these boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins, I wanted to see what kind of comfort meal I could make out of extra lean turkey tenderloins.

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So I started with Jennie-O’s great recipe collection for this product.  Their site is quiet helpful for planning out your weekly menu.  I found Roast Pepper and Turkey Stroganoff, which gave me my inspiration.  My kids probably would not eat the red peppers, so I had to improvise.  I ended up using a Golden Mushroom can of soup.  Added additional mushrooms and then fresh spinach.  It turned out great and the kids were asking for seconds.  To me, that is always the proof it was good.

Why don’t you try it and let me know what you think?

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Golden Mushroom Turkey Tenderloins
 
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Browned turkey tenderloins in a golden mushroom sauce served over egg noodles for a healty and quick meal that will please the whole family, in one meal!!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • Jennie-O Turkey Breast Tenderloins
  • 1 can Golden Mushroom soup
  • 1 8oz package of fresh white mushrooms, cleaned
  • 2 c fresh baby spinach, cleaned
  • 1 tsp of tomato and chicken bouillion (or tomato paste)
  • ¾ c cooked Riesling wine or chicken broth (optional)
  • Parmesaen cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 cups of egg noodles
Instructions
  1. Start water for noodles and cook as directed on package.
  2. Cook the mushrooms in a large pan until browned. Place on plate.
  3. Sprinkle small amount of salt and pepper on tenderloins, browning on all sides. When browned on all sides, slice into large medallions. Finish cooking to 165 degrees. Remove to mushroom plate.
  4. Pour in Riesling (chicken broth) and deglaze pan. Reducing to half. If not using just add a little water before adding soup, then skip additinal water.
  5. Add Golden Mushroom soup. May need to add ¼-1/2 cup water to thin out.
  6. Add tomato boullion or paste.
  7. Bring to boil. Reduce. Add back in turkey and musrooms. Simmer.
  8. Thrown spinach on top of turkey/ mushroom mixture and cover until spinach is wilted.
  9. Combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve over noodles and top with parm cheese.

 

 

I was provided Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins in order to do this review.  The opinions of this site are of my own.

Gobbler Breakfast Wrap #Jennie-O

Gobbler Breakfast Wrap

Good Morning! I love when the kids get off to school with no hiccups. They wakeup on time, get dressed and then actually eat a healthy breakfast.  It makes me feel like I did a job well done.  I am normally an organized person, so when my family starts off the day in a fun and bright way, hopefully it inspires them to have an awesome day!

I adapted a recipe from Jennie-O with their turkey breakfast sausage links.  I love these links, they are so yummy.  I wanted something to premake for the week so the the kids could just reheat and go.

This is a super simple recipe.  Basically, just cook your Jennie-O Lean Turkey Sausage links.  Place on a plate when done.  Add your eggs to the pan and scramble.  Create an assembly line with your tortillas, eggs, sausage, cheese and spinach.  If you are eating them right away, add spinach during assembly.  Otherwise, if you are making for later in the week, add spinach after reheating.

Gobbler Breakfast Wrap

The spinach could be skipped altogether, if adding veggies in the eggs.  There are so many possibilities with these sausage links.  Low carb tortilla. Low fat tortilla. Whole wheat tortillas. Low fat cheese. Flat bread. Artichoke hearts. Olives.

I will include what I made them with, but the sky is really the limit here.  One package of links makes 6 – 2 sausage wraps.

Gobbler Breakfast Wrap

  • Jennie-O Turkey Sausage Breakfast Links – Lean
  • 5-6 Eggs (depending how you make scramble eggs)
  • Cheese (cheddar or cream cheese)
  • Spinach
  • 6 tortilla wraps

Ok so there you have the beginning of a super easy and healthy make and take breakfast!  I know some of you would really like an exact recipe, but there are so many different takes and tastes that this will work for everyone exactly how they like it.

Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Turkey Innovation

Innovative Turkey Thanksgiving

I have always been a “guest” for Thanksgiving, but as we get older, we tend to want to travel less after eating. lol.  We have been opting to host Thanksgiving at our house due to the fact that my husband’s birthday falls on or around Thanksgiving.  Instead of traveling twice at the holiday time, we have combined activities.

Since we have been hosting Thanksgiving for the last 2 years, I have been researching on different techniques for cooking my turkey.  Cooks Illustrated seems to make it work every time, but with the hassle of flipping the bird while cooking.

I was presented with a turkey-in-a-bag option from my friends at Jennie-O Turkey Store* this year.  The turkey comes inside a bag, frozen, called Oven Ready Whole Turkey. When the big day arrives, all you need to do is pull the turkey out of the carrying bag, remove the large gravy bag, and place the FROZEN turkey still in its roasting bag in the pan! Really?  Can this be? No 4 days or more to thaw the turkey and then sometimes its not thawed on the “Big Day!”  This can’t be.  I was excited and afraid at the same time. lol.  I had grown up believing that Thanksgiving was a long day cooking for family and friends.  Dare I actually dream to sit with family and friends and socialize? Oh my.

Jennie-O Turkey Store

Needless to say, we were hosting trick or treat at our home this past weekend.  I was going to make some crock pot soups for my crowd of 15.  About the same as our Thanksgiving party size.  I decided I would try it out on them, and if all went well, my day would be spent socializing and not stuck next to the oven “basting the bird!”

When the day arrived, I pulled out the bird around 10am because the bag said allow about 4 hours to cook and 15-30 minutes to set.  I have to say, I was very excited about not having to baste the turkey.  I opened the bag, put the gravy on the side, placed in my pan and set the timer for 4 hours.

When my guests arrived, we actually went outside and started a bonfire.  My guests thought I was crazy with this Jennie-O turkey-in-a-bag.  We all peaked in on the bird half way through cooking to check on him. The coating on the bird turned into this awesome boiling juice that was also steaming the turkey.  What a great concept.

 Jennie-O Over Ready Turkey

Look at that yummy frozen bird

When the turkey timer went off, I noticed the little pop up timer was half way up.  The bag was pulled across preventing it from popping up all the way.  The turkey was done before the 4 hours was up.  I pulled the turkey out and let it set for about 25 minutes before I started to carve it.

Some of our guests stole pieces, which is why you see a picture of my turkey all cut up. Our guests could not keep their paws off before I had a chance to take a picture of the beautiful brown bird!!  Sorry.  At least I got the picture!

I served this turkey with buns, cranberry sauce, gravy and potatoes.  We made sandwiches.  Another thing I noticed was that the included gravy bag wanted you to mix 1 1/4 cup of water into the gravy and warm up.  I added 1 1/4 cup of the bag juices and put the rest into another gravy boat.  So we had thin gravy or thick gravy, whatever your preference.  I think the bag gravy could also be mixed with your stuffing intead of the brown gravy since there is not a way to stuff your bird.

Either way, this turkey was amazing! It was moist, done to perfection, browned, crispy, everything you want in a turkey completely obtained without your constant hovering.  I was able to sit with my family and friends by a bonfire and catch up with everyone’s stories.  Jennie-O did more than provide me with a turkey, they provided me with cherished momories I will have forever.  We all know, memory building with family and friends is my thing, which will now happen for the rest of our hosted Thanksgiving dinners at home. We did convert our guests to this new technique for cooking a turkey! Yeah!

Good points of this Thanksgiving Turkey Innovation:

  • Cook from frozen, no thawing!
  • Comes in its own roasting bag
  • Comes self-basting and seasoned
  • No basting or turning the bird
  • No pan mess
  • Comes with yummy brown gravy
  • More time with family and friends
  • Gluten Free

Some things you need to watch:

  • Make sure bag is pulled away from the popup timer
  • Use the left over pan juice to mix in with gravy or use to make stuffing
  • Biggest size 13 pounds
  • Will not have any left overs because it is so good

*I was so fortunate to be selected to try this great turkey product from Jennie-O.  I can’t wait to cook one for Thanksgiving, maybe even making a small one for Christmas too.  I hope this will enable you and your family to create some awesome memories this holiday season!