Foodie Friday – Easy turkey meatloaf.

Unfortunately our featured food guest post for today had a family emergency so won’t be sharing with us today but she promises she’ll be back with a fabulous recipe soon.  Instead, I get to share with you one of my family’s favorite dinner time meals that is easy, tastes delicious and is easy on the waste line.  I call it Easy Turkey Meatloaf.  I first came across a similar recipe in a magazine (either Real Simple or Food, Family, Fun?).  I made it so often that I stopped following the recipe and started throwing whatever I found in my fridge in it. It’s such a versatile dish that you can eat it by itself or slice it up and make a meatloaf sandwich.

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In a large bowl mix up the following ingredients…
Sometimes I throw in a chopped up onion (because I love onions), mushrooms, minced garlic…like I said, whatever you have in your fridge.

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Place in a baking dish and form in to a loaf.

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Bake it in the oven and you’ve got a crowd pleasing, moist meatloaf!  Plus it will keep you on track with your New Year’s goals because it’s made with turkey, instead of ground beef and you can substitute low fat cheese instead of the the full fledged stuff.  Two birds, one stone.

Easy Turkey Meatloaf:
-1 pound ground turkey
-1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
-1 cup chopped spinach
-1 cup ground crackers (I prefer Ritz but I’ve also used tortilla chips and even heard of using a box of Stove Top Stuffing…whatever you’ve got)
-2 eggs
-1/3 – 1/2 cup of water
-1 cup cheese (may substitute low fat cheese)
-Optional additions: Chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped mushrooms.

Mix with hands. Form in to a loaf and set in baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes or when bubbly and cooked throughout. During the last 10 minutes, remove and cover top with a thin layer of ketchup.  Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. MMMMMMMMM ~ Yum! This looks DELISH! Thanks for sharing! Maybe I can get my Mister to make it for us! ;)

  2. Wow, I must try it!!! Looks yummy:)
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  3. My husband and i love ground turkey(i.e. Turkey burgers with jalapenos and pepper jack cheese mixed in…mmm)! I tried this recipe tonight, but used cilantro instead of chopped spinach, it’s what i had on hand, its delicious! thank you for the yummy recipe:) I, also, pinned this on pinterest..

  4. Delicious! Made this for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit! Thank you for a great recipe, this will be in my regular rotation now!

  5. just wanted to say thank you for posting this recipe! i need more easy recipes like this in my life right now. my husband and children loved it!

  6. Coranita says:

    This meatloaf was the best I ever made! My husband has asked that I make this once a week.

  7. Trying this out as I write : ) I’ll let you know what my picky kids and hubby say!

  8. Courtney says:

    Hi! Quick question, is there a sauce that you put on top? Like a BBQ sauce or tomato sauce?? I am very much looking forward to making this!

  9. Carolyn Smith says:

    This was the best since my Aunt Alice’s …when I was a girl. I added shredded carrots …that was her little touch. Really was so delish…I will be sharing with my friends. Thanks for bringing back sweet memories and a great tasting meatloaf!!

  10. This meatloaf was delish!!! Such an easy recipe! I used Panko breadcrumbs instead of crackers and added 2 spoonfuls of BBQ sauce to ketchup, turned out great! BUT wanted to let everyone know that when I pulled the loaf out after 35 minutes the meat was still extremely raw!! I did some researching on other meatloaf recipes and they suggested 50-60 minutes at 400 degrees. I did about 55 minutes and it was finally cooked through!

  11. Courtney Fraser says:

    Making this for my one year old today… he is very into finger foods..I used oatmeal instead of crackers and added chopped apples!

  12. Made this last night and it was awesome!
    We used bread crumbs instead of crackers and added fresh garlic and subbed the cheese for fat free cheese. It was amazing. We also topped with turkey bacon instead of the ketchup because my boyfriend and I aren’t huge ketchup lovers. SO GOOD. Thanks for the recipe.

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