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Italian Mushroom Meat Loaf

 Italian Mushroom Meat Loaf
Healthful oats and flaxseed amp up the nutrition in this tasty meat loaf. —Kylie Werning, Candler, North Carolina
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, mushrooms, oats, onion, flax and
  • pepper. Crumble turkey and beef over mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into a 10-in. x 4-in. loaf. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50
  • minutes; drain. Top with marinara sauce. Bake 10-15 minutes longer
  • or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 165°.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 261 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 509 mg sodium,

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Italian Mushroom Meat Loaf (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.