Healthy Meatloaf Recipe

Since this month is Father’s Day, I wanted to make one of my dad’s favorite dishes and try to lighten it up a little. I chose turkey instead of beef and omitted the carbs altogether to make a healthy meatloaf recipe with less fat while retaining all the flavor. I used the egg as the binding agent as I wanted to make this gluten/grain-free. I thought bringing an Italian theme to this recipe would be a great way to infuse a lot of bold flavors while reducing the fat in the meat. My family was so pleased with how it turned out and actually never even realized it was a healthier version of my dad’s original meatloaf! Enjoy!

What you will need

  • 2 lbs. of lean turkey
  • 2 turken Italian sausage links
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasonings
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • Handful of chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of onions, chopped
  • ½ cup of Parmesan cheese

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Sauté the onions, garlic and carrots in a pan until tender. Once cooked, add the mixture to the turkey ground meat and the turkey sausages (removed from their casings.) Add the remaining ingredients and mix well with your hands. Form into patties or in a meatloaf pan and cook for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve with your favorite side dish.

Got leftovers? Turn them into Meatloaf Muffins topped off with some mashed potatoes!