Skillet dinners to the rescue on nights when you’re busy or not in the mood to cook! You’ll love the ease and classic flavor combination of this Turkey, Broccoli and Swiss Skillet Dinner!
I’ve been super lazy about making dinner so far this week. I blame it on the cloudy, snowy weather we’ve had. While I haven’t resorted to ordering a pizza….yet, I have been relying on easy to make dinners, like this Turkey, Broccoli and Swiss Skillet Dinner.
Monday was my first true snowy run of the season and I actually kind of enjoyed it. I tend to avoid running outside when there’s a lot of snow, but the thought of running on my treadmill Monday morning was more than I could handle.
After falling on ice three times last year I’ve been more hesitant about going out in it. As much as I hate running on the treadmill it still beats falling down on hard ice. Luckily, this latest snow started Sunday night so I knew it would mostly be untouched powder that I’d be running through.
I shuffled my way through the snow without slipping once and even though it was an incredibly slow run, it was a nice change. It wasn’t even a brutal cold run, 24 degrees, so I was actually comfortable the whole time. It’s weird that this Arizona born and raised girl now thinks 24 degrees feels pretty good for a run.
On snow days like the one we had Monday, I’m usually pretty unproductive. Clouds, cold weather and snow are basically an excuse for me to sit by the fire and be lazy, which other than shoveling the driveway and sidewalk was about all I did Monday.
I did manage to get off my butt long enough to make this Turkey, Broccoli and Swiss Skillet Dinner. This is one of those throw it all in a skillet and eat it how you like it kind of dinners. I like to eat them right out of the skillet with a salad or if I need some extra carbs I’ll serve it on top of brown rice or quinoa. Either way it makes for a delicious and filling dinner and it’s perfect for those lazy days when elaborate cooking is not on the menu.
More Skillet Dinners
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cups low fat milk (I used 1%)
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. When the skillet is hot spray with cooking oil and add in the ground turkey. Crumble the turkey with a wooden spoon and cook for about 4 minutes.
- Add in the diced onion, dijon mustard, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper and stir everything together cooking until the turkey is thoroughly cooked, about 3-4 more minutes. Add in the broccoli florets and cook until they turn bright green and are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
- In a measuring glass whisk together the milk and flour then add it to the skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the Swiss cheese until it's melted. Season with more salt and pepper if needed and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 47g