Sunday, November 25, 2007

Turkey and broccoli

Turkey and Broccoli
As you can see, this is a very flexible and adaptable recipe. It can be made with chicken/turkey/pork, fresh or frozen vegetables, cheese whiz or grated cheese. It is good made one day and reheated the next so you can have leftover, leftovers!

20 oz frozen broccoli (or fresh broccoli can be used - don't even bother cooking it)
4 cups (or more) stuffing (you can also make a box of stove top)
4 cups (or more) cubed turkey (you can also use chicken - just be sure its cooked first)
2 cans cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup (or combination)
2/3 or large jar of cheese whiz or 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar

In large casserole or 9x13" pan, put broccoli in pan (it doesn't need to be thawed or cooked - just broken into pieces)
Sprinkle cubed turkey onto broccoli
Mix soup and cheese
Pour soup mixture over turkey
Spread stuffing over soup mixture
You can refrigerate it for up to 24 hours prior to baking or bake immediately.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Let set for 5 minutes prior to serving.


Now my brother, who loves to cook, but is a notoriously picky eater, makes the chicken version of this recipe for mucho lots of family and pot-luck type events. This is recipe. Read it with the idea that he as an adult, still doesn't like most vegetables and still doesn't like any of his foods to touch each other:

1 - 20 oz. package of cut frozen broccoli (Not sure why anyone would put this in here, could be a mistake)
6 large chicken breasts, cooked and cut-up
2 cans cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup
2/3 or large jar of Cheez Whiz (Mmmmmm) [1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar works too!]
1 large box of stove top chicken stuffing (Use both packs in box) - can be left over stuffing too

1. Cook chicken and cut up
2. While chicken is cooking, make stuffing per directions on package.
3. Put uncooked, frozen broccoli in bottom of 9x13 pan. (Consider throwing
pan out at this time) [if using fresh broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces, don't even bother cooking it (why bother using it anyway?). Just cut it up and put in pan.]
4. Mix soup and Cheez Whiz together.
5. Place cut up chicken on top of broccoli. (Or if following suggestion at end of step three, then place chicken in a new pan)
6. Pour soup/cheese product mixture over chicken.
7. Spread stuffing on top.
8. Refrigerate or bake.
9. 50 minutes prior to serving: Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
10. Let set for 5 minutes. (Take opportunity to look around for something else to eat)
11. Serve. (Only if you have to!)

1 comment:

Jane said...

Yummy, Mary Lynn - I love casseroles like this. And as for your brother - if you read the comments on my 300th post contest on my blog you will see that he is not alone in not wanting his foods to touch each other.