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Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf Recipe

Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf Recipe

Ground turkey in this recipe lovers the fat while spinach gives the meat loaf even more nutritional value. The spinach also helps keep the texture moist...and the green flecks add such pretty color to the slices.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablepoon canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs (about 5 slices)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • 1. In a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, lemon juice, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Stir in the bread crumbs, spinach and reserved onion. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Shape into a 12-in. x 5-in. loaf; place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon salsa over top.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Drizzle with butter; bake 30-35 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 10 slices.

Nutritional Facts

One slice equals 263 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 595 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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