Monday, July 6, 2009

Meijer Bargain Recipe of the Week - Easy, Cheesy Zucchini Bake

Bargain Meal of the Week

This recipe was too easy to pass up trying. It also uses a great garden staple... zucchini! Feel free to experiment with spices according to your family's tastes! Serve over rice or noodles. Happy Eating Y'all!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand.

Easy, Cheesy Zucchini Bake

1 pound ground turkey (On sale $1) $1
2 large zucchini, halved lengthwise (On sale $.88/lb ) $1.32
3 cups spaghetti sauce (Meijer on sale $1) $.75
1 8.75 ounce whole kernel corn, drained (On sale frozen Meijer brand $1) $.50
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese blend (On sale $1.50) $.75

Spices to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Melt a pat of butter in skillet and saute zucchini until slightly brown. Set aside. Brown turkey in same skillet over medium heat. Drain fat. (This is where you can add some garlic, onion powder or even some more spicy heat!)

Place halved zucchini slices in a baking dish. Pour the ground turkey, spaghetti sauce, and corn on top. Cover with aluminum foil.

Bake in preheated oven until zucchini are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Uncover, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 5 minutes.

Total Cost of Meal: $4.32

Add noodles (On sale $.50) Total Cost of Meal: $4.82

Add noodles and French Bread (On sale $1.39) Total Cost of Meal: $5.51

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