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Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

 Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves
My husband goes wild for my meatloaf, but I don't know how healthy it is. The Taste of Home Test Kitchen experts slashed the calories and fat, but kept the original's tender and delicious qualities. —Jodie Mitchell, Denver, Pennsylvania
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard


  • In a large bowl, whisk egg whites and milk. Stir in the cheese, oats,
  • onion, carrot and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into eight loaves; place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated
  • with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown
  • sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until no pink
  • remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.

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Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 meat loaf equals 187 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.