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Turkey-Asparagus Brunch Bake

Turkey-Asparagus Brunch Bake

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Bake 23 mins to 25 mins

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This recipe calls for ground turkey and makes a memorable brunch recipe that's been popular with Better Homes and Gardens readers for decades.


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus or one 10-ounce package frozen cut asparagus or cut broccoli
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red sweet pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, basil, or thyme, crushed
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 ounces)


  1. To cook fresh asparagus, wash and scrape off scales. Break off and discard woody bases of asparagus. Cut asparagus into 1-1/2-inch pieces. In a covered saucepan cook asparagus in a small amount of boiling water for 4 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. (For frozen asparagus or broccoli, cook according to package directions; drain and set aside.)
  2. In a large skillet cook turkey, onion, and sweet pepper until vegetables are just tender and no pink remains in turkey. Remove from heat; drain. Set aside. Grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Arrange meat mixture in dish; top with cooked asparagus.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, flour, Parmesan cheese, lemon-pepper seasoning, and tarragon; beat until smooth with a wire whisk or rotary beater. (Or, combine these ingredients in a blender container; cover and blend for 20 seconds.)* Pour egg mixture evenly over layers in baking dish.
  4. Bake in a 425 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with the Swiss cheese; bake 3 to 5 minutes more or until the cheese is melted. Makes 6 servings.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare as directed to the asterisk (*). Pour egg mixture into a bowl or pitcher; cover and refrigerate. Cover and refrigerate turkey and asparagus in the baking dish. To bake, stir egg mixture well and pour over turkey mixture. Bake, uncovered, in 425 degree F oven about 30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Facts

(Turkey-Asparagus Brunch Bake)

Servings Per Recipe 6, fiber (g) 2, carb. (g) 24, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 161, sat. fat (g) 8, sodium (mg) 417, cal. (kcal) 355, pro. (g) 26

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