This meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food sure to satisfy even picky eaters.
Total preparation and cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes 8 servings
nonstick cooking spray
2 1/4 lb. ground white meat turkey
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup water
1 cup onion, finely chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1/4 cup diced carrots
1/4 cup diced celery
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons worcestire sauce
1/2 cup low-fat, shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons ketchup
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit. Coat a 9 x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Combine turkey with egg and water until well moistened. Add onion, garlic, tyhme, parsley, carrots, celery, breadcrumbs, worcestire sauce, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper, mix together until all ingredients are well combined. Gently press turkey mixture into loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes and brush with ketchup twice in the last thirty minutes. Continue baking until fully cooked and thermometer reads 165º, about 30 more minutes. Let loaf rest for 5 minutes. Transfer loaf to serving platter and serve.
Cook’s Tip: This meatloaf tastes great cold the next day on a sandwich with sliced tomato.
Nutrition Information per serving:
Saturated fat 3g
Nutritionist Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN is a former spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and author of the new book “Nutrition At Your Fingertips," as well as "Feed Your Family Right” and “So What Can I Eat?” She is a registered dietitian and certified nutritionist who has counseled families and individuals on managing their weight and various health conditions, from diabetes to high cholesterol. The recipe above is from Feed Your Family Right! (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007), by Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN with Ruth Winter, MS. Learn more at elisazied.com.