Making everyone their own individual meatloaf turns an everyday food into an easy, special-occasion main dish—and lean ground turkey makes them lighter. We love the leftovers on sandwiches too.
Active Time: 45 minutes |
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2/3 cup finely diced celery
1/3 cup finely diced onion
12 ounces cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
1 large egg, at room temperature, lightly beaten
1 1/2 pounds 93%-lean ground turkey
1/3 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (1/2 cup), ground to a powder in a spice grinder or a mini food processor
1/3 cup dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs, (see Tip)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan with cooking spray.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery and onion. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cremini mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they give off their moisture and it mostly evaporates, about 5 minutes. Pour into a large bowl; cool for 10 minutes.
Stir in egg, turkey, ground porcini, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt and pepper until well combined, taking care not to overmix. Use a scant 3/4 cup to form an oval loaf about 4 inches long and 21/2 inches wide. Transfer to the prepared pan. Make 5 more loaves with the remaining mixture.
Bake the loaves until lightly browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of one registers 165°F, 35 to 40 minutes. Slice and serve.
Per serving :
10 g Fat;
3 g Sat;
2 g Mono;
100 mg Cholesterol;
10 g Carbohydrates;
26 g Protein;
2 g Fiber;
376 mg Sodium;
389 mg Potassium
1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat
Tips & Notes
Tip: If you can't find whole-wheat breadcrumbs, you can make your own. Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear the bread into pieces and process in a food processor until fine crumbs form. One slice makes about 1/3 cup. Spread the breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until dry and crispy, about 15 minutes.
Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.