Serves a Crowd

Spanakopita Turkey Casserole

January 13, 2016
0 Ratings
Photo by Kelli @Hungry Hobby
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

It's your favorite crunchy appetizer bursting with flavor disguised as a healthy dinner! —Kelli @Hungry Hobby

What You'll Need
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 piece chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1.25 pounds ground turkey 99% lean
  • 1 box (12 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2.75 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 3/4 cup feta
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup italian blend cheeses
  • 1-2 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cook quinoa according to package directions, substituting the water for chicken broth. (1 cup uncooked should make about 3 cups cooked.) Allow quinoa to cool completely before using in casserole.
  2. Saute red onion in grapeseed oil for 3-4 minutes on medium until translucent. Add in ground turkey and saute until cooked completely (no pink remains).
  3. In a large bowl combine everything (turkey/onion mix, seasonings, feta, eggs, spinach, parsley, and chicken broth) except four cheese blend.
  4. Mix well until mixture looks well combined and transfer into a cooking oil sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Smooth and compact it with the back of a large spoon. Sprinkle four cheese blend over the to pof the casserole. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes until casserole is set and it begins to turn golden brown. Turn broiler on and broil for 3-4 minutes to get a nice crunchy crust.
  5. et sit 15 minutes before serving. Can be enjoyed as a side dish or full meal.

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3 Reviews

Mae September 3, 2020
This looks great! I’m making it now. What to do with all that broth? It says divided. Are 2cups for the quinoa and the .75cups added to the large mix in the casserole dish? This doesn’t seem clear.
Cynthia June 27, 2016
This looks interesting, but you don't have spinach listed in the ingredients?
Kelli @. June 27, 2016
Hi Cynthia, thank you for letting me know! I'm going to update the recipe right now in the mean time you can check out the original post here: