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