If you're like me (AND my clients,) I look for simple yet healthy recipes to cook for dinner during the week. I don't have the time or energy to spend hours in the kitchen at night. Check out this recipe for Italian Turkey Meatloaf Parmesan. It was very flavorful, and at under 300 calories per slice (1/8 of the total meatloaf), it's a hearty yet healthy meal!
•1 slice 100% whole wheat bread
•2-3 tablespoons skim or 1% milk
•1 lb lean ground turkey
•½ lb pound turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
•½ cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
•¼ cup grated parmesan/romano cheese
•2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
•2 teaspoons onion powder
•1.5 teaspoons granulated garlic (we used garlic powder because we had it at home)
•¼ teaspoon salt
•¼ teaspoon pepper
•1 cup shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese, divided
•2 cups marinara sauce, divided
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a large bowl mash together the bread and milk until it forms a paste.
3. Next add in the ground turkey, Italian sausage, eggs, breadcrumbs, grated parmesan/romano cheese, Italian seasoning, onion powder, granulated garlic, salt, pepper, ½ cup of the shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese, and 1 cup of the marinara sauce.
4. Mix all of the ingredients, using your hands, until everything is evenly distributed.
5. Spray a 7 x 11 or 9 x 11 baking dish with cooking spray. Place the meat mixture into the dish and form into a loaf.
6. Spread the remaining marinara sauce over the meatloaf.
7. Bake for 75 minutes.
8. Set oven to broil.
9. Sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheese over top and broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
10. Remove meatloaf from the oven, let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then serve.
Note: If you’re in a time crunch, you can prep everything and freeze it on the weekend, and then thaw and cook it during the week!
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