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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees 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 2 1/2 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 degrees F, 35 to 40 minutes. Slice and serve.


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.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; 4.9 g total fat; 2.6 g saturated fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 358 mg sodium. 384 mg potassium; 9.4 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 31.9 g protein; 192 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 25 mcg folate; 28 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 12 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
I eat a lot of turkey burgers and sometimes they seem a little dry. I tried adding onions for a little moisture but the mushrooms in this recipe did the trick. I will use this as my basic recipe from now on. I did use half 99% and half 93% ground turkey and also sauted my veggies with no oil. They were yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was pretty good. I think it would have tasted better with a little bit of gravy though. My husband and I agreed that it would have tasted better with a little gravy. Next time I'll probably make some mushroom gravy (or cream of mushroom soup) to go with it and the mashed potatoes. It was good though. Even my 7-year-old son liked it (with a little ketchup of course)! Read More