Turkey Meatloaf

I have never had a regular meatloaf before.  I guess my sisters and I were very picky when we were little so my Mom didn’t even bother to make it for us.  A while ago, I saw a recipe on Dani Spies blog for Mini-Turkey Meatloaves.  This is a healthy twist on the traditional comfort food– meatloaf.  Ever since I saw it, I added it to my list of recipes to try.  The other day I finally got around to trying it out.

Mini Turkey Meatloaves

  • 1.25 lb of extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 heaping cup of Cremini mushrooms, minced
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup of salsa plus an extra ½ cup for the tops
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp of dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large bowl combine onions, mushrooms, parsley, one cup of salsa, oats, egg, garlic powder, thyme, and ground turkey.  Give it a hit of salt and pepper and then use your hands to mix everything together until well incorporated.

Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.  

Using your hands (once again!) to free-form six mini meatloaves and place on the baking sheet.  Top each loaf with about a tablespoon of the remaining salsa.

Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Stats:

Calories: 208; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0.5g; Cholesterol: 99mg; Sodium: 348mg; Carbohydrate: 18.7g; Dietary Fiber: 3.4; Sugars: 5.2g; Protein: 28.8g
Serves 6.

I thought that this recipe was great!  I loved that the loaves were single-servings.  Although, I have to say the salsa really did put a Southwestern spin on this meatloaf…which is not a bad thing if you like Southwestern flavors.

I served the turkey meatloaf along with Roasted Potatoes & Sautéed String Beans & Garlic.  The Roasted Potatoes are SO good and easy to make!  You have to try them out.  I especially like to dip them in Ketchup…my favorite condiment. 

Roasted Potatoes

  • 2 Baking Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Dried Thyme & Rosemary
  • Salt & Pepper

Cube the Potatoes.  Place in microwave safe/oven safe dish.  Mix with Olive Oil, Thyme, Rosemary, Salt & Pepper. 

If you are pressed for time (like I was), these can be cooked quickly right in the microwave and they still come out absolutely delicious!  It only takes a few  minutes too.  Just throw em’ in the microwave for a little and continue to check on them until they are finished.  If you have more time, they can be cooked in the oven…around 375 degrees…keep in mind, this process takes much longer than the microwave method!

Also, I used 2 Potatoes for 2 people and this gave me a ton of potatoes…it was more than enough for 2 servings.

My Mom has also been looking to try a turkey meatloaf recipe.  Since she is probably more familiar with the traditional meatloaf, I think I am going to suggest for her to try out Ina Garten’s (from the Food Network…aka Barefoot Contessa) recipe for Turkey Meatloaf.  I saw another blogger try this recipe out.  On the Food Network website this recipe was rated 5 out of 5 stars from 235 people!  So this has got to be a great recipe!

Do you have a favorite Comfort Food recipe?

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9 responses to “Turkey Meatloaf

  1. i love these mini turkey meatloafs! I had a recipe from the oxygen magazine website that was So good for mini turkey muffins I made a whole batch then froze them they didnt last that long 🙂

  2. my mom ALWAYS made meatloaf because it was easy to do so i grew up hating on it haha! my favorite comfort food is grilled chicken, green beans and some thick slices of multi grain bread. everytime i go home i request it 🙂

    your boston training must start soon right? excited?!

  3. Looks good without those nasty mushrooms 😉

  4. Mmmm…I love meatloaf 🙂 Can’t help it (although I guess I have to help it now that I’m vegetarian!). It was definitely a comfort food for me growing up.

    Now, I’d say my main comfort foods are crusty, warm breads. Mmmmm… 🙂

  5. Mmmm turkey meatloaf is one of my favorite foods ever!! I just love to mix turkey, BBQ sauce, and croutons – perfect meatloaf to me 🙂

  6. That looks delicious! I can’t wait to try the recipe!

  7. wow this looks like a great twist on meatloaf that we can all enjoy! nice work!

  8. wow that looks so great mary!!! I am going to make your exact dinner one of these days haha

  9. I just found your site and love it! Your recipes look great – I’m going to try your white bean/spinach burgers.
    Kristi~

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