Turkey and Kale Butternut Squash Egg Muffins

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Turkey and Butternut Squash Breakfast Muffins

These easy, meal prep friendly gluten free egg muffins are packed with veggies, protein, and flavor! Made with spiralized butternut squash, kale, ground turkey, egg and dried herbs, they’re simple but nutritious and kid-friendly.

Turkey and Kale Butternut Squash Egg Muffins

Turkey and Kale Butternut Squash Egg Muffins

Egg muffins are an easy way to “pack it all in.” The formula is easy. Seasonings + eggs + veggies + protein = muffins! I love tossing in leftover veggies from the week into egg muffins and having them for snacks or a quick and easy breakfast (maybe with some toasted on the side with my favorite vegan cream cheese.) When I have more time and want to make something in advance to keep me fueled properly for the week, I’ll make muffins with chosen ingredients, like these Turkey and Kale Egg Muffins with spiralized butternut squash.

Turkey and Kale Butternut Squash Egg Muffins

We’re transitioning quickly away from winter squashes, so they’re getting smaller and smaller, which is perfect for this recipe, because the smaller the better, actually! A smaller squash yields smaller rounds, which are easy to pack into the muffin cavities and cook more easily and quickly. To make chip slices, watch this video.

You could use a chicken sausage or pork sausage in place of the ground turkey for even more flavor, but ground turkey is just something I always have on hand and it cooks easily and tastefully in these egg muffins. It’s also a great way to squeeze in extra iron and protein into your little ones’ diets – Luca loved them!

Turkey and Kale Butternut Squash Egg Muffins

The key to making these muffins is precooking the squash, so that it fully cooks. If you don’t precook, the squash will be a little raw and al dente! Aside from that, it’s pretty self explanatory. If you’re vegetarian, just omit the turkey and make these totally veggie!

How to reheat egg muffins

  • To reheat these egg muffins, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and pop the muffins in for 10 minutes or until reheated through.

Turkey and Kale Butternut Squash Egg Muffins

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Serves 12 muffins

Turkey and Kale Butternut Squash Egg Muffins

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped kale
  • 1 dozen large eggs, whisked


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Thoroughly grease a 12 cavity muffin tray.
  2. Slice the butternut squash halfway through lengthwise, careful not to pierce through the center. Lay one squash slice in each muffin cavity. If you have extra squash slices, you can add more into each cavity or reserve for future use. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until just soft and wilted. The squash doesn’t need to be fully cooked.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once oil is shimmering, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the turkey and season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook until meat is browned. Once the meat is almost done browning, add in the kale and cook until mostly wilted or until meat is browned.
  4. Once turkey is done cooking, top the squash slices with the turkey mixture. Pour over the eggs.
  5. ?Place the muffin tray in the oven and cook for 25 minutes or until the eggs are cooked and edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool before popping the muffins out and serving.

Turkey and Kale Butternut Squash Egg Muffins

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