Turkey Meatloaf

I was planning on making pasta with turkey tomato sauce, but figured I might make a meatloaf instead. That way I could take the leftovers and easily make the pasta tomato sauce tomorrow night.

I searched on the Epicurious iPhone app for ground turkey recipes, and found what looked like a good one.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Turkey-Meatloaf-with-Mushrooms-and-Herbs-355229

I had to edit the ingredients, and “make it my own” as usual. (Note: I am not a good recipe follower, I rarely ever make a dish to recipe specifications)

I had one pound of ground white turkey (Natural from Plainville Farms) so I figured I better cut the recipe ingredients in half.

I didn’t have any bread, so I used 1 cup of Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs (only 220 calories for the full cup)
1/2 Cup of Swanson Low Sodium chicken broth (they have organic low sodium now! Yay)
Some diced onion
1 tbsp Olive Oil (yum)
1 egg (Pete & Gerry’s – Organic Eggs)
Basil, onion powder, garlic powder, a little dash of cumin, salt & pepper

Mixed that up, (smelled really good) then I donned a plastic food glove and mixed in the pound of ground turkey (not my favorite part! yuck)

Bake in pre-heated oven at 375 degrees.

The reviews were excellent, but since I messed with the ingredients, and only used ground white turkey, I hope it’s not too dry.
We’ll see how it comes out.

ETA: The meatloaf came out okay. I think I definitely overcooked it. Next time, I will watch it better. The taste reminded me of Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. It was good. I think I might use less breading next time so it won’t be so “stuffing-like” and also might add thyme, as in the original recipe.

But all in all, it was a good start to a good turkey loaf.

Nutritional Data:

Calories 178.2
Total Fat 8.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 88.8 mg
Sodium 175.5 mg
Potassium 10.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Protein 17.2 g
Iron 8.0 %

Photos below are not that appealing, and yes, I know my dish is very carb heavy! I didn’t feel like green beans and was too lazy to make a salad, so I microwaved frozen peas. I also added four Poppys potato and cheddar Pierogies with a dollop of fat-free plain yogurt. Yeah, way too carb heavy, but I am usually under on my carbs, so it’s okay.

turkey meatloaf

turkey meatloaf

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