On Sunday’s we usually eat out somewhere because honestly, neither of us want to cook now a days! LOL! But, this Sunday I just wanted to go home and eat something from my own kitchen. My husband requested a quick and easy goulash dish that my mom makes. So I called momma up to get HER recipe (no google recipe can touch my momma’s) and headed to the Publix close to our house. This turkey and spinach goulash is so good and very easy to make. Now we don’t really measure around here so ain’t no cups and stuff! Check out the recipe below!
Turkey and Spinach Goulash
1 Pound Lean Ground Turkey
1 Bag Frozen Spinach
1 Box Rotini Pasta
1 13oz Jar of Classico Traditional Basil Pesto
2 8oz Jars of Classico Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
1 24 oz Jar of Marinara Sauce (Any brand you prefer)
2 8oz bags of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 8oz Bag of Shredded 6 Cheese Italian Mix
Prepare about 2 or so cups to boil with a little olive oil and a little sea salt. Once water is boiling, add entire box of rotini pasta. Cook pasta until it’s soft but not mussy but not al dente (slightly firm). Set aside and begin to prepare meat. Or you can do like me and cook that meat while your pasta is boiling. 🙂
For your meat, just brown it girl! Add a little olive oil to your skillet, heat it up a bit and add your ground turkey. You can season your turkey while cooking or before. Either way, season it please, no bland turkey meat! LOL! I added a little sea salt, black pepper, garlic power, basil, and oregano to my meat to season. Continue cooking until brown, then drain any left over water from pan.
Next up, Spinach! You can stove top it or microwave it. Just make sure to cook the whole bag and set to the side for the big mix.
Preheat oven to 350.
Last up, you will need a oven safe glass pan or foil pan (a big one) to add everything together before you bake your goulash. Grease your pan then let’s get to mixing. Add your cooked pasta first, meat, mix, half bag of mozzarella, mix, spinach, mix, then your sauces. Basically add all the sauce girl, all! And the rest of your cheese EXCEPT half of the 6 cheese Italian mix. By now everything except the rest of the cheese should be added to the pan and mixed together. Once mixed, even out your pasta at the top and then add the rest of the cheese to the top. You can also add a little plain breadcrumbs to the top for a little crunch.