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Turkey and Vegetable Meat Loaf Recipe

Turkey and Vegetable Meat Loaf Recipe

For a lighter meatloaf, try making it with ground turkey! It will be so moist and delicious that it will become a favorite for your family.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 70 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed saltines (about 45 crackers)
  • 3/4 cup ketchup, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 teaspoons ground mustard, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, carrots and celery in oil until tender. In a large bowl, combine the onion mixture, cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup ketchup, parsley, egg, 2 teaspoons mustard, salt, garlic and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Shape into a loaf. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and remaining ketchup and mustard until smooth. Spoon over meat loaf. Bake 10-20 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°; drain. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 slices equals 344 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 1,158 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.