Sunday, April 22, 2012

Turkey Meatloaf

We love meatloaf and this is a very basic recipe, but sometimes the basics are the best.  This makes a really large loaf because we like to have leftover meatloaf sandwiches for lunch the next day.  Feel free to halve the recipe if you like.  It's super easy and doesn't take much effort at all!

We served our meatloaf with Stewed Cabbage and it was the perfect side.  It is definitely a must try side :)



Turkey Meatloaf
2 - Packages Ground Turkey (about 2.5 lbs total)
3/4 Cup 2 % Milk
1 Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs (I got these homemade from an Italian Deli)
2 Eggs
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 - 8 oz Package Reduced Fat Shredded Cheese
1/2 Cup Ketchup (I use natural ketchup) or BBQ Sauce to top

  • Combine everything except ketchup or BBQ sauce and mix well (using your hands is the best way)
  • Shape into a loaf pan and top with sauce
  • Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 60 minutes or until cooked through
This is a great way to take an old favorite and make it better for you and your family.  It cuts down on all the preservatives which is something we are really focusing on.  I know it's not perfect and it isn't 100% natural or "whole", but every once in a while it is nice to have a comforting dish :)


Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This makes 12 servings. 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 150 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
332
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.6g
26%
Saturated Fat
5.9g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
108mg
36%
Sodium
627mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
9.6g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
32.4g
Vitamin A 6%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 33%Iron 13%
Nutrition Grade B
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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22 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! I was just looking for a recipe to do stuffed peppers and this will be perfect. I'm thinking about putting the stewed cabbage at the bottom of the peppers as a little surprise! Just found you through the Inspire Me Wednesday blog hop and so glad I did. Happy to be your newest follower (and fan of your savings tips ideas). You're really sharing opportunities with others to see beautiful! By the goodies shared on your blog we think you might like See Beautiful too!

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    1. That is a great idea! Welcome and I am heading over now to check out your blog :) Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Leftovers for sandwiches may be the best part of meatloaf--love that! Have never tried adding cheese to meatloaf. Thank you for linking up!

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    1. I think so too! Cheese is great in meatloaf if I have any extra I always put it in my meatloaf :)

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  3. I have yet to make meatloaf with ground turkey, I do need to get on that! Thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

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    1. It is really good! I actually prefer it over the standard beef/pork mixture. I am not a big fan of pork and now we are cutting our red meat consumption down :)

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  4. Turkey meatloaf... yum! I have never tried this.. but I will! YUM!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. I really hope you get to try it soon! It is very god :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. This looks scrumptious! I've never made a meatloaf with turkey, but now I can't wait to try! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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    1. It really is :) I hope you try it soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. You really come up with some thrifty, healthy and tasty looking recipes. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

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    1. Thank you so much! I will head over there soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Hi Erika,
    Your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this recipe. My kids even think it looks good. See you next week on Foodie Friday.

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    1. That's wonderful to hear! I love when kids get excited for healthy meals :)

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  9. This looks good. I have never made meatloaf with ground turkey but I will need to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you there next week!

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    1. Thank you! You really must try it! It is really good :)

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  10. Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you'll come again this week! This month's Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
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  11. I love turkey meatloaf - perfect comfort food!

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    1. I think so too! Just something about and the leftover meatloaf sandwiches brings me back to when I was a kid :)

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