HEALTHY TURKEY MEATLOAF

 

  • Cooking Time: 35
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 60

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. Ground Turkey Meat
  • (dark will always taste better but either is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 small onion
  • (or Trader Joe's has a ready made mirepoix)
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, panko is fine
  • 3 big spoonfulls of light cottage cheese
  • A liberal amout of fresh, chopped thyme
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • A few dashes of cayanne pepper
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cook the mirepoix in the olive oil till the veggies are tender. (10 min)
  • Set aside to cool.
  • In a bowl combine the turkey, bread crumbs, cottage cheese and cooked vegetables and mix lightly with your hands.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Add most of the thyme.
  • On a cookie sheet, form the mixture into 2 loaves with your hands.
  • Sprinkle the loaves with a little more of the thyme, the parsley, salt and pepper and the cayanne.
  • Bake in the upper part of the over for 35 minutes.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve!

Notes

I found a similar recipe and have tailored it to my tastes. It comes out great every time and is a favorite in my house.

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