spinach turkey muffins.




  • 20 oz lean ground turkey breast
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 package knorr vegetable soup mix
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • cumin, thyme, salt & pepper to taste (eyeballed it all)

mix ingredients together with your hand.. classy ;)


once it is mixed:


plop 1/12 of the mixture into each one of my silicone baking cups. LOVE this muffin tray. no cooking spray necessary. i highly recommend silicone mats/baking cups/etc!


baked at 350 degrees [f] for 45 minutes.


each muffin works out to be about 90 calories, 12g protein, 4g carbs and 3.5g fat. not bad!

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Valerie March 19, 2010 at 7:44 am

these were so yummy. i replaced spinach with collard greens, because that’s all i had, but i couldn’t tell the difference. the boyfriend loved them too, so this recipe is definitely a repeat :)


Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary July 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Getting ready to try my hand at my own southwestern version of these! :D Can’t wait to see how they turn out.


Ryan February 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Awesome, they were so good! I am doing BFL and these were great. I just needed some extra protein and carbs to make these into a meal. Basically they are mini meat loaf :) They tasted MUCH better then I thought they would. I used a fork to eat them as they were a tad greasy but thats expected as it has meat in it….


janetha February 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Glad you liked them!


nina August 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Would these be something that would freeze well? Thinking it would be great to have them on hand to just defrost and eat when in a rush!


Janetha August 9, 2011 at 11:57 am


They freeze wonderfully! Make sure you let them cool completely before freezing. also, it’s best to wrap them individually so they do not freeze together.



Elaine January 10, 2012 at 2:41 am

how long do you think these would need to bake if i did a traditional loaf? (i have no muffin pans!)

looks delicious :)


Janetha January 11, 2012 at 11:01 am

I would say 60 minutes!


Calee (@chimes) July 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Making these this week! Of course a google search for turkey muffins would lead me here. Mark’s on vacation and I’m not going grocery shopping. I have 1 lb ground turkey and wanted to make muffins. I’m debating on using the spinach for the muffins or for smoothies. Might use frozen spinach for my muffins.


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