Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Turkey and Mushrooms over Noodles

9 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 13 Comments

Give me 5 ingredient (6 if you count a side dish of frozen broccoli) and I’ll give you a family pleasing meal and enough leftovers for a few lunches. :) I love it!

I used a can of “healthy request” cream of mushroom soup to save some time and dressed it up with some fresh mushroom and worcestershire sauce. I love that combo. It makes a great gravy like base that goes wonderfully over noodles. Even the husband thinks so and let me tell you, he’s a gravy over noodles kind of guy. The toddler also liked tonight’s dinner even though he gave me all his mushrooms. :)Turkey and Mushrooms over Noodles

This kind of meal always reminds me that if I keep a few key ingredients on hand I can make a home cooked meal rather quicly. Would I rather not use the can of soup? Sure but in a pinch it’s a lifesaver after a long day of work.

Here’s what I did…

  • 12oz bag of whole wheat noodles
  • 20oz package of ground lean turkey
  • 10oz package of baby bella mushrooms
  • 10oz can of “healthy” cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

Turkey and Mushrooms over Noodles - igredients

Cook the noodles according to the package.

While the noodles are cooking brown the turkey in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Clean and slice the mushrooms. Add them to the browning turkey. Stir in, cover and lower to medium. Cook for about 5 minutes. The mushrooms will cook and shrink a bit.

Uncover, add the soup, plus 1/2 can of water and the worcestershire sauce. Stir and and cook until just boiling.

Serve the turkey and mushrooms over the noodles and pair with a side of veggies.

This makes 6 servings I packed my extra 3 for lunches. :)

Turkey and Mushrooms over Noodles - leftovers

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
6 About 1.25 cups of noodles and a cup of turkey/mushrooms
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
325 5g 7g old: 6 new: 9
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 0g 48g 32g

See other recipes using: cream of mushroom soup, ground turkey, mushrooms, turkey, worcestershire sauce


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    Lola

    May 7, 2010

    Roni - do you then Freeze those lunches as is? Just wondering if they freeze well in those containers. And, are they just the regular ziploc disposable type containers? Reply

    Amanda

    May 7, 2010

    I love this idea of using 5 ingredients, plus you have leftovers from lunch! I'd really like to see more like this. PS - great food photography! Reply

    roni

    May 7, 2010

    Lola - I do! In those containers and they are the disposable types. Normally I bring them to work and let them sit out all day. By lunch they are mostly defrosted. I then pop them in the microwave and viola! Even better then a tv dinner! ;) Reply

    Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story

    May 7, 2010

    That looks great! I think I will add it to the list for next week. :) Reply

    Amy

    May 7, 2010

    Looks really yummy. I will be adding this to my "to be cooked" list. :o) Reply

    Lori @ All About Me

    May 8, 2010

    Roni, this looks great! I can't wait to try it out. Reply

    Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42

    May 9, 2010

    Roni, Happy Mother's Day and for all you do on your blog. Reply

    Laura Cunnington

    May 10, 2010

    Mmm this sounds good!! Definitely going to try it! Reply

    Laura

    May 13, 2010

    I made this on Sunday, had one serving for lunch and froze the rest. I've thawed and reheated this 3 more times this week so I can say that it does freeze well (I don't know why I was so surprised). Anyway, this is a good thing because my husband doesn't care for mushrooms so this is definitely a recipe only I would eat. Easy, healthy and tasty! Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    Carolyne

    May 14, 2010

    This was a great recipe! I wound up making it with lean beef because that's all I had on hand...it was sort of like a lazy man's Swedish Meatballs :) I seasoned the meat with some garlic, sweet onion, and montreal seasoning...very yummy with plenty of leftovers! Reply

    Todd

    June 4, 2010

    This was pretty good, I needed to make something quick last night and this did the trick. However, I forgot the mushrooms, I was kicking myself when I got home from the store, so I replaced them with red onion and it worked. I also ended up just mixing it all together instead of just over the noodles, but luckily I saved some noodles on the side (just in case one of the girls didn't like it) and I'm glad I did. The oldest who will usually eat anything had a fit! I've never heard her complain so much about a meal, but... my youngest who doesn't eat anything more than plain pasta asked for more. I can't win!. Reply

    Lindsay Morrison

    August 22, 2011

    How would you get more of a gravy consistency with this, if that makes sense. Just go also cover the noodles and such. Reply

    roni

    August 23, 2011

    You could add some broth and then thicken with flour or cornstarch. Reply