Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays: Turkey Meatloaf with Mushroom Sauce

I know I've told you before, but whenever I am looking for a great low calorie but fully flavored meal, I head straight to Gina's Skinny Taste blog.  I have never found a recipe there that I don't love!  So when I was putting together my Mad Men viewing party menu, I started my search for recipes at Gina's blog.  

I found a tasty recipe for turkey meatloaf that was linked right to Gina's recipe for garlic mashed potatoes.  Perfect combination!!  I know everyone has their own favorite version of this classic pairing, but mine does not include a topping of cheese or even catsup.  I prefer my meatloaf and mashed potatoes with a nice rich mushroom gravy.  HERE is the one I made.  It was such an amazing accompaniment!  I subbed the butter for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light spread and I added about an eighth of a cup of fat free half and half to the mushroom sauce, and it turned out beautifully!

Betty Draper would have been so proud!

Turkey Meatloaf
This is a pretty simple low point dinner to prepare on a busy week night. Mix all the ingredients and throw it in the oven. In one hour it's done! Serve this with some garlic mashed potatoes and veggies.
 Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 servings • Time: 1 hour • Calories: 268 • Points: 4.5 ww points
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.3 lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • salt

 the oven to 350°. Saute olive oil and onion on low until translucent.
In a medium bowl mix turkey, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, ketchup, salt and marjoram.Place mixture into a 9x12 loaf pan or shape into a loaf in an un-greased baking pan.
Bake uncovered for one hour at 350°. After baking let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing


  1. Oww! Thank you so much for the link! I often wished there'd be more low-calorie blogs. Mine if obviously not one of them ;-)

  2. I love Gina's blog too, I tried several of her recipes and many have become household favorites.

    I've never tried turkey meatloaf, I've used it in lasagna and chili, but really should give the meatloaf a try too...thanks for sharing!

  3. I have never made turkey meatloaf. This sounds great.

    I recently discovered a turkey burger recipe I love and now keep ground turkey in the freezer at all times. I'm going to have to give this a try. I like simple and great tasting meals.

    The mashed potatoes seem to be the perfect compliment to the meal.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    Have a great day.

  4. This sounds really good! I love subbing turkey meat for hamburger meat, but I can never get it to stick together in meatloaf for some reason.

  5. Just wanted to say that this is my favorite blog and it is the first one I read every morning. Have a wonderful day.

  6. Minnie Lou - I can't figure out how to contact you directly, so I'm hoping you'll pop back in. Your comment was soooo sweet and it made my day!

  7. I cook some much stuff off Gina's blog it's retarded.
    Her aisa meatballs are to die for and last night we made her skinny italian meatballs ;0

  8. So excited to discover this blog of Gina's...am always looking for a new healthy recipe! Thanks, Jen! I have recently started to avoid beef entirely, and this turkey recipe is a nice substitution. Also, if anyone is feeling adventurous, I've discovered that ground bison is even leaner than turkey and has tons more flavor...plus it tastes almost exactly like ground beef.

  9. Sounds tasty!! I am not a great cook, but I think I can pull this on off!

  10. Sounds amazing! A new recipe to add to my many new cookbooks...



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