A childhood classic just got healthier! This Turkey Meatloaf is packed with veggies and topped with a sweet sauce.
Healthy Turkey Meatloaf
I still remember my mother stimulating meatloaf when I was a little girl. She never had a recipe, she simply added a little here and a little there until it looked right and then she popped it into the oven in a loaf pan. I loved it! Today we’ve updated the traditional meatloaf employing turkey and adding in some fresh veggies! We also didn’t add any ketchup to the meat( merely to the sauce on top) to make this meatloaf have a lot less sugar.
What Does Meatloaf Have In It?
No mystery meat, here! The basic formula for meatloaf includes ground meat, egg, breadcrumbs, and spices. We employed turkey for our meat in this recipe, and upped the veggies by adding red bell peppers.
A little bit of Swiss cheese adds moisture, and Worcestershire sauce brings a really tasty sweet and tangy flavor to meatloaf. Don’t skip it!
We used panko crumbs but you can use whole wheat breadcrumbs, too. This recipe is a great place to use whole grains if your kids aren’t in love with whole grains yet … the whole grains won’t stand out at all.
How to Make the Best Turkey Meatloaf
I have two essential tips-off for inducing very good meatloaf. The first is to chop up the veggies small enough. The exact right size may be different for each family. If you feel like you need to ” hide” these veggies, then go ahead and mince them. You can even grate the veggies and they’ll practically disappear.If you want them to stand out more, chop them more coarsely, but no bigger than a penny. If you cut them larger than that, it may cause the meat the crumble when you cut it and the loaf will break apart.( I left my veggies on the bigger side so you were able to place them in the photos !)
My second meatloaf tip is to not overwork the meat when you’re mixing it. If you work it too much then the meat will be tough. So treat it like you would muffin batter: merely mix it until everything is just incorporated, then set it in your loaf pan.
What Should I Serve With Turkey Meatloaf?
A lot of people like to serve some kind of potato with their meatloaf. And we have some GOOD notions for you. Try some of these yummy potato recipes 😛 TAGEND
We love to pack in the fresh fruits and veggies, so you might also like to serve meatloaf with 😛 TAGEND
Glazed CarrotsFresh steamed Green BeansFresh fruit SaladGreen SaladOr any of these 10 Veggie Sides to Serve with Dinner
If you love your slow cooker, try out Slow Cooker Meatloaf recipe. It’s perfect for when you need to set it and forget it … then come home to a delicious dinner!
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Prep Time 10 minutesCook Time 1 hour
Ingredients1 1/4 pound turkey, ground1/ 2 medium onion1/ 2 medium buzzer pepper, red1 cleave garlic1 large egg1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning1/ 2 beaker panko( Japanese bread crumbs) 2 ounce Swiss cheese1/ 2 teaspoon salt1/ 2 teaspoon black pepper, groundSauce1/ 2 cup ketchup1 tablespoon mustard1 tablespoon honey InstructionsPreheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a loaf pan. Dice the onion and bell pepper. Saute in a pan over medium hot until soft; add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Add veggies to a bowl with the ground turkey, egg, Worcestershire sauce, Italian spice, bread crumbs, Swiss cheese, salt and pepper. Use your hands to combine the ingredients together. Try not to over-mix! Dump into your prepared loaf pan and use your hand to make a rounded top to your loaf. Place in the oven; bake for 40 -4 5 minutes. While the meatloaf is cooking, build the sauce. Combine ketchup, mustard and honey in a small bowl. Spread sauce over the top of your meatloaf and then set it back into the oven for another 15 minutes. Serve topped with a little chopped parsley for color!
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