These mini meat loaves use turkey instead of beef and can be on the table in under an hour. They're flavored with mushrooms, oats, tomatoes, and onions, and a delicious walnut-parsley garnish.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins


Mini Turkey Meat Loaves
Walnut-Parsley Gremolata


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil; if using foil, coat with cooking spray. Set pan aside. In a large bowl beat egg whites with a fork. Stir in mushrooms, rolled oats, dried tomatoes, onion, the 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Add ground turkey; mix well.

  • Divide meat mixture into four equal portions. Shape each portion into a 4-inch oval that is about 2 1/2 inches wide in the center. Place in the prepared baking pan, leaving 2 inches between ovals.

  • Bake 20 minutes or until done (see Tip).

  • Meanwhile, for gremolata, in a small bowl combine parsley, walnuts, oil, lemon peel, lemon juice and the 1/8 teaspoon salt. To serve, transfer each meat loaf to a serving plate. Top evenly with parsley mixture.


Tips: To toast whole nuts or large pieces, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

The internal color of meat loaf is not a reliable doneness indicator. A turkey loaf cooked to 165 degrees F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a meat loaf, insert an instant-read thermometer into the center of loaf.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; protein 30.1g 60% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.3g 9% DV; sugars 3g; fat 12.4g 19% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 67.5mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 509.9IU 10% DV; vitamin c 11.5mg 19% DV; folate 26.7mcg 7% DV; calcium 43.5mg 4% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 27.2mg 10% DV; potassium 338.2mg 10% DV; sodium 479.4mg 19% DV.