Recreate a Delicious Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner- at home!

Recreate a Delicious Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner- at home!

In honor of this year's Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival I received this lovely gift basket full of Boysenberry Berry Market goodies. I received my very own personalized Knott's apron, Boysenberry Punch syrup, Boysenberry BBQ Sauce, Boysenberry Butter and Boysenberry Preserves, Biscuit mix, Fried Chicken seasoning and Potato salad mix. #BerryMarket

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Boysenberry BBQ Meatloaf #BerryMarket

Earlier this year I attended Knott's Berry Farm's famous Boysenberry Festival and was able to taste Boysenberry in ways I had never even thought of. One of my favorites was the Boysenberry BBQ sauce, it is the perfect combination of both sweet and savory.  While filling my basket with goodies at the Berry Market, I knew I had to grab a bottle of the Boysenberry BBQ sauce.  

This Boysenberry BBQ Meatloaf is just like most of my favorite recipes; fast, easy and all you  need is one bowl and one pan.  

For this recipe you will need: 

  • 1 cup of delicious Berry Market Boysenberry BBQ Sauce (divided in half) 

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey 

  • 1 1/2 cups of dried stuffing mix 

  • 2 eggs 

  • 1 stalk of celery (chopped) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl use your hands to mix 1/2 cup of Berry Market Boysenberry BBQ Sauce, 1 lb ground turkey, 1 1/2 cups of dried stuffing mix, 2 eggs and 1 chopped celery stalk.  
  3. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
  4. Pour contents of bowl into loaf pan and spread out evenly.  
  5. Poke holes about 2 inches apart throughout the meat loaf. 
  6. Use other 1/2 cup of Berry Market Boysenberry BBQ sauce to spread over the top of the meat loaf. 
  7. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until cooked through.  
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing to let the juices settle, then serve with some extra Berry Market Boysenberry BBQ sauce drizzled over the top.  


This is a great recipe for those cold days when you can turn on the oven to help heat the house while you cook. The Berry Market Boysenberry BBQ sauce makes the house smell so good while the meatloaf bakes. I also like this recipe for the holiday potlucks. Each meatloaf can be cut to about 9 - 3/4 inch thick slices and you can easily make a few meatloaves at one time.

Knott's Berry Market Boysenberry Empanadas

Our love for Knott's Berry Farm has grown so much over the past year, we have made so many memories as a family and I am so glad to be able to share them with all of you, my readers. As much as we love celebrating the holidays and seasons with Snoopy and the Peanuts, my goal is to encourage you all to visit with your families to make your own Knott's Berry Farm memories.

Recently, my love for Knott's has taken me out of the park and into the surrounding shops located in Knott’s California Market place. Last week I spent an hour wandering around Berry Market dreaming up some recipes that would be perfect for the upcoming holidays. Today I am sharing TWO recipes with you, Boysenberry & Cream Cheese Empanadas and Boysenberry BBQ Meatloaf. 

Although technically I could bake empanadas year round, I usually save them for the Winter. There is something about having your very own pie with a warm cup of coffee or showing up to a party with a tray of empanadas that is just perfect for the holidays. While perusing the aisles at Berry Market I came across my favorite Knott's Berry Farm Biscuit Mix and Berry Market Boysenberry preserves and one thought came to mind: empanadas. 

This recipe yields one dozen empanadas. 

To make these delicious (and easy) empanadas, you will need:

  •  Knott's Berry Farm Biscuit Mix (and water)
  • Berry Market Boysenberry Preserves (any Berry Market preserves would be delicious)
  • 1 pack of Cream Cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • A pinch of sugar for each empanada


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare the pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Make the dough: Follow the instructions on the Knott's Biscuit Mix package. The recipe calls for 2 cups of mix to 2/3 cups of water.  Follow instructions for the roll out dough and knead the dough on a floured surface.
  3. Separate the dough into 12 - 1 1/2 inch balls. 
  4. Roll each ball of dough to a 1/4 inch thick circle with a 3 1/2 inch diameter. 
  5. Spread 1 tbsp of cream cheese on half of the dough, making sure to stay about 1/2 inch from the ends. 
  6. Top the cream cheese with 1 tbsp of Berry Market Boysenberry Preserves. 
  7. Fold half of the dough over the other half to form a semi circle. 
  8. Use a fork and press along the edges of the empanada to close. 
  9. Pop the egg yolk and use a brush (or your fingers) to spread some yolk over the top of the empanada. Sprinkle sugar over the top of the empanada. 
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. 


Not only did I fall in love with Knott's Berry Farm's Berry Market for my own personal recipe ideas, I was super excited to find so many gift ideas. My favorite types of gifts to give (and receive) are gift baskets filled with items that will last you longer than one day. Berry Market has so many different items that can be put together to make the best gift basket. 

I fell in love with all of the dry mixes. They had every flavor you could think of in these super cute packages. See the carrot cake muffin mix above? Adorable. Berry Market is definitely known for their many flavors of preserves, but you will also find really pretty and unique kitchen items as well as your choice of fresh fudge and coffee made right in store. 

If you will be visiting Knott's during #MerryFarm make sure to stop by the Berry Market and make some gifts off of your list. If you will be missing Knott's Merry Farm this year, don't worry, Knott's Berry Market has an online store. You can purchase your favorite Peanuts stuffed plush characters, Jams, Syrups and Seasoning Mixes in time to make your holiday gift baskets.