Turkey and Barley Casserole #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Turkey Barley Casserole

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Weekday suppers can be a scramble sometimes. Casseroles are a quick fix to have dinner ready fast. Many you can even make the day before and quickly reheat. My version of Turkey and Barley Casserole is actually a skillet meal. You can make it as a traditional baked meal which would taste great but the skillet style is fast and easy.

Ground turkey replaces fatter meats like sausage often used in this dish. Barley has been found to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, lower glucose and digests slowly to keep you satisfied longer. Another way to keep the calories down and flavor up is how you cook it.

You can do away with the need for heavy sauces by flavoring your grains and pasta from the inside. Cook your rice and barley in vegetable or chicken broth. This technique also works well with small pasta like orzo and acini di pepe.

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Turkey Barley Casserole (550x550)

Turkey and Barley Casserole
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  • ½ pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup quick cook barley
  • 3 cups chicken broth divided
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup fresh arugula
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon basil, thinly sliced
  1. Brown turkey, celery and onion in oil in a large skillet. Add the last ½ cup broth, spinach and arugula. Simmer.
  2. While turkey cooks, prepare barley. Bring 2½ cups broth to a boil. Add barley reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes.Salt and pepper to taste. Add cooked barley to the skillet. Heat thoroughly and plate. Sprinkle with fresh basil.


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Monday – Turkey and Barley Casserole by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
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Thursday – Pizza Margherita by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Friday – Chicken and Broccoli Pesto Pitas by Curious Cuisiniere

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This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.

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10 Responses to Turkey and Barley Casserole #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

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  2. Renee says:

    What a comforting meal! And I happen to have some barley in the pantry that needs to be used. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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  3. Run DMT says:

    This dish seems so simple and light too. Great combination!
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  4. A hearty andd elicious casserole no doubt 😀

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  5. LOVE this! I love it even more since I have all of the ingredients in the house! Thanks for sharing!
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  6. What a great way to use barley!
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  7. Liz says:

    Such a quick and tasty dinner idea, Cindy! Sounds lovely!!!
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