Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Recipes 18,19, and 20: Easy Cheesy Creamed Spinach, Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Turkey Cutlets w/ Parmesan Crust

I feel so accomplished. This is the first time I have attempted three completely new dishes in the same meal and they all came out great!

I make fabulous mashed potatoes but they have more butter and milk than this skinny version and the family couldn't tell the difference...hahaha!

The turkey cutlets were another mark down find marked down from $6.99 to $2.99!! Gotta love it.

Easy Cheesy Creamed Spinach

Eating Right recipe courtesy of Safeway

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 bag (8.5) Eating Right Spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese

Microwave spinach according to package instruction. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour and whisk until incorporated. Cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, until very thick. Whick in garlic powder. When spinach is tender, open bag and drain excess water. Stir spinach into white sauce, add Cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until cheese melts.

Makes 3 servings.

This recipe can easily be doubled in a larger saucepan if desired.

Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 4 servings Size: 1 cup Calories: 217 Points: 3 ww points

2 lbs (4 medium) yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons skim milk
1 tbsp reduced calorie butter
kosher salt to taste
dash of fresh ground pepper
Fresh herbs of choice: parsley, thyme, tarragon

Put potatoes and garlic in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and return potatoes and garlic to pan. Add sour cream and remaining ingredients. Using a masher, mash until smooth ( I used my mixer). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Bread-Crumb Crust

Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 cutlet Calories: 192 Points: 4 pts each

8 (4 oz) turkey breast cutlets
4 egg whites, beat
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and fresh pepper
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp olive oil
lemon wedges for serving

Heat oven to 250°.Season cutlets with salt and pepper. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl. In another bowl beat egg whites. Dip turkey cutlets in egg whites, then breadcrumb mixture, shaking off excess.Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium heat. Add half of the butter and olive oil. When butter melts, add 4 cutlets and cook a few minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside on a baking sheet and keep warm in oven. Add remaining butter and oil to frying pan. Cook remaining cutlets. Serve with lemon wedges.

Try one or try them all....Enjoy!

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