Prep 45 mins
Cook 55 mins
Our family New Years resolution is to eat healthier foods. I made this wonderful, flavorful turkey meatloaf for dinner--I couldn't find a recipe that really sounded good so I built off my classic meatloaf recipe. My non-veggie eating husband (well, he does eat anything potato and anything corn) loved it and my four year gobbled hers down and asked for more! I really hope that you enjoy this meatloaf as much as we did! **It is a large recipe because I always make extra so that my husband has something for lunch the next day at work.**
- 2 lbs lean ground turkey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 7⁄8 cup skim milk (7 ounces)
- 2 egg whites
- 5 slices whole wheat bread (toasted and crumbed)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 15 ounces peas (pureed)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil (for peas)
- 1 cup carrot (finely minced)
- 1 large onion (minced)
- 1 1⁄2 cups ketchup
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Drain peas and rinse well with cold water. Put in food processor (or you can use a medium sized bowl and a fork to mash) with one tsp olive oil and blend until pureed. Also, mince carrots and onions and toast the bread. When making the bread crumbs, make sure the bread is completely cooled. I place it in a ziploc and rub it with my hands to crumble it.
- Combine turkey, 2 tbsp olive oil, egg whites and milk (I use my stand mixer), mixing until it is well blended.
- Add garlic powder, basil, thyme, and pepper blend well.
- Slowly add the carrots and onion, making sure that they mix throughout the meat mixture.
- Add the pureed peas, blend well.
- Slowly add in the bread crumbs and make sure that they are blended throughout.
- Spoon meat mixture into 8x8 glass pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- Prepare the topping while it is baking: mix ketchup, mustard powder and brown sugar together in a bowl and set aside.
- Once the meatloaf has cooked for 45 minutes, remove it from the oven and drain any fat that may have come off the meat (I had very, very little). Cover the top with the ketchup mixture and place back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
This was one of the best turkey meatloafs I've tried. It is flavorful, well seasoned, & colorful. I did make a few changes. I omitted the peas & olive oil, used 1 whole egg, and added 1/2 cup bell pepper. ( I made a half recipe.) The loaf held together well & sliced perfectly. Served with Sweet Spicy Turnips and a Three Bean Salad. Thank you for sharing your recipe!