Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms

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My sister asked me the other day to help her try and eat healthier. I have been determined to show her you can eat deliciously while still making it good for your body.

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She is a snacker, and I mean carb snacks. So my first plan of action has been to show her how to pack a ton of vegetables in a dish that doesn’t have a grain. The catch it, it has to be filling enough to satisfy you. This is one of those dishes.

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1 package big whole mushrooms (about 14)
a little over 1/2 a pound ground turkey, italian seasoned (if you can’t find seasoned meat, do the seasoning yourself)
1 half red onion, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped fine
1 large tomato, diced
3 tsp chopped basil (I use Dorot… I always have it in my freezer)
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 ounces goat cheese
1/2 cup chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil
aluminum foil

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Start by placing a few drizzles of olive oil into a pan. Add the diced onions and turkey. Get them cooking!

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Dice up your tomato and celery and toss them in the pan.

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Once the veggies have begun to cook down, add the basil and garlic.

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Let everything simmer together as you prepare the mushrooms. Take out the stems and set them aside.

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Once the meat is done, take it off the heat and let it just sit for a second. The mushrooms need their base.

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Take out your baking dish. Place 1/2 cup chicken stock in the bottom to help steam the mushrooms.

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Place a layer of goat cheese inside each mushroom. If you have any extra cheese, eat it. You know you want to.

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Pile the mushrooms high with the meat mixture and place in the baking dish.

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Bake at 325 for 20 minutes, with the pan covered in foil. After 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 10.

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The mushrooms will come out delicious and golden, with the meat slightly browned and the cheese melty. YUM.

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Tonight’s dinner was placed next to a pear, arugula, and cucumber salad with a blueberry vinaigrette. No carbs needed, filling, insanely delicious!

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2 thoughts on “Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. Erica Julson says:

    Yummy! Great minds think alike :) I’ve been tossing around an idea for a stuffed portabello recipe all month! Love that you’re helping your sister eat healthier. ANDD I think you should post that salad recipe. It sounds really good!

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