Introduction: Slow Cooker Ground Turkey and Hash Browns

A deliciously healthy slow cooker recipe made with ground turkey, hash browns, and cauliflower. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Step 1:

It’s been warm in the Midwest the last few weeks although the calendar says were in mid-September. So I feel like it’s too early for slow cooker meals but I’m going with it anyway.

It’s going to cool down soon enough and if you’re like me a bonafide soup lover, the weather doesn’t matter. It could be 80 degrees every day and I’d still eat soup. This recipe is a cross between soup and casserole. I named it a casserole because there is not enough liquid to justify a spoon. You can eat this with a fork.

Ingredients

  • 1.2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 4 heaping cups frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 cup shredded cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon plus
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper

Optional ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup Italian-style cheese

Directions

  1. Heat stainless pan on high for one minute and turn down to medium high. Spray with oil and add ground turkey.
  2. Sprinkle on 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning. Cook for 8-10 minutes or no longer pink.
  3. Spray inside of slow cooker with olive oil spray. Add 2 heaping cups hash browns, half of the cooked ground turkey, half of the can of stewed tomatoes, and ½ cup of shredded cauliflower. Repeat process. Sprinkle with remaining Italian seasoning.
  4. Cook on high 3-5 hours. Serve with optional fresh baby spinach and Italian style cheese. Serve hot.

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