Really Good Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
All kidding aside, this Really Good Turkey Meatloaf is delicious. It’s not just great tasting with a little zing from the crushed red peppers, but it’s also healthy for you – an added bonus. Is there such a thing as guilt-free comfort food?
Easy to make, this recipe for Really Good Turkey Meatloaf is loaded with flavor and a healthy alternative to a beef/sausage meatloaf. To add to the flavor, there’s a great calorie-free BBQ sauce made by Walden Farms that tastes surprisingly amazing for being calorie-free. Also, crushed red pepper adds a zing of flavor to this meatloaf.
A Turkey Meatloaf is Born
Using a medium size bowl, mix all of the ingredients in the recipe together, except for the BBQ sauce. Put half the BBQ sauce in the mix, then save the other half for spreading on top of the loaf to give it a nice reddish color as it bakes. Due to the fact that I don’t like to clean up a huge mess in the kitchen, I line a baking sheet (or loaf pan) with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray. Take the turkey mix and form it into the shape of a loaf, then spread the BBQ sauce on top. Bake at 350° for about 50 – 55 minutes. Easy, right?
What goes with Turkey Meatloaf?
Really Good Turkey Meatloaf, like any meatloaf, is not the prettiest food on this planet. LOL! Sprinkle a little dried parsley on top and plan on decorating your plate with other food items, like Lemon Basil Broccoli and maybe some cauliflower mashed. You might like Less Boring Wild Rice or a simple baked potato. Regardless of what you put with it, Really Good Turkey Meatloaf will be the star.
Great for dinner, but this turkey meatloaf is also wonderful the next day as leftovers, even cold in a sandwich. I made a quick lunch for myself with leftover Really Good Turkey Meatloaf and some hash browns. Easy and scrumptious!
Here’s a microwave tip you probably already know, but I’ll tell you anyway. When you re-heat meat, you’re also cooking it more. This can make meat tough and dry. To combat this, when re-heating most any meat, put about a teaspoon of water on the plate with the food, then cover with a microwave cover. The little bit of water becomes steam as it heats up and the cover keeps the steam over your food. This way your meat won’t be as dry. Also, only heat it enough to make it hot…don’t over re-heat.
Really Good Turkey Meatloaf
- 1 lb. ground turkey, (preferably lean)
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1 Tbsp. dried minced onion, (or 1/2 fresh onion chopped)
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 Tbsp. Walden Farms BBQ sauce, any flavor, divided
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie pan with foil (for easy clean-up, optional) and spray with cooking spray.
- In medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except for BBQ sauce. Mix 2 Tbsp. BBQ sauce into the mix, and save remaining BBQ sauce to spread on top later.
- Form mixture into a loaf shape on the foil. Spread remaining BBQ sauce on top.
- Bake uncovered for 50 - 55 minutes. Enjoy!
If you love cooking healthy like I do (occasionally – LOL) try my Turkey Spinach Stuffed Bell Peppers for another great meal. It’s unbelievably moist and full of flavor you’ll love. For dessert, I’m working on a Skinny Chocolate Cake, which I promise to post soon. It’s a dense moist cake with a hint of coffee flavor behind it, but fewer in calories than most chocolate cakes.
Don’t forget to pin one of these pictures to your Pinterest board, and as always, happy baking and have a blessed day.
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