Mini Turkey Meat Loaves with Walnut-Parsley Gremolata

Mini Turkey Meat Loaves with Walnut-Parsley Gremolata

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Mini Turkey Meat Loaves
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1½ cups chopped fresh mushrooms
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup finely chopped dried tomatoes (not oil-pack)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces extra-lean uncooked ground turkey breast or lean uncooked ground turkey
  • Walnut-Parsley Gremolata
  • ⅓ cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)
  • 2 teaspoons walnut oil or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt


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  1. Preheat oven to 375°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 ½ teaspoon salt and the pepper. Add ground turkey; mix well.
  2. Divide meat mixture into four equal portions. Shape each portion into a 4-inch oval that is about 2½ inches wide in the center. Place in the prepared baking pan, leaving 2 inches between ovals.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until done (see Tip).
  4. Meanwhile, for gremolata, in a small bowl combine parsley, walnuts, oil, lemon peel, lemon juice and the ⅛ 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°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°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 information

  • Serving size: 1 meat loaf with 2 tablespoons gremolata
  • Per serving: 270 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 27 mcg folate; 68 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 510 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 44 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 479 mg sodium; 338 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, 1 fat, ½ starch

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