Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf Recipe

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Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf Recipe
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Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf Recipe

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MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 or stick margarine, melted

Directions

In a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender; set aside. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, lemon juice, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Add the bread crumbs, spinach and reserved onion; stir to combine. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix until blended. 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. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Drizzle with butter; bake 30-35 minutes longer or until meat thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 10 slices.
Originally published as Turkey Meat Loaf in Light & Tasty February/March 2001, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 299 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

  • 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 or stick margarine, melted
  1. In a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender; set aside. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, lemon juice, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Add the bread crumbs, spinach and reserved onion; stir to combine. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix until blended. 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. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Drizzle with butter; bake 30-35 minutes longer or until meat thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 10 slices.
Originally published as Turkey Meat Loaf in Light & Tasty February/March 2001, p14

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NyxRizzi User ID: 1335843 70973
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

"Years ago I started using ground turkey in place of ground beef. A good meatloaf recipe was missing from my life, until I found this one. I've made it a few times now and it is always delicious. Very flavorful. Even people who dislike spinach have enjoyed this meatloaf. I've found my healthier meatloaf replacement!"

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