Wednesday, August 4, 2010

BSI - Healthy Turkey & Spinach Meatloaf

This week I was introduced to a little contest called Blogger Secret Ingredient over at Debbi Does Dinner. She picks an ingredient (ground turkey) and bloggers can enter their recipes for the contest. Here are the rules for BSI if you're interested.

Anyway, lucky for me, we eat a lot of ground turkey in our house because I don't eat red meat. I pulled out this yummy recipe from last summer to enter...and now I'm remembering that I need to make it again because it was SO good!

Lowfat Spinach & Cheese Meatloaf

Meat mixture:
3 slices bread, crust removed
1/2 c. milk

1 lb. ground chicken
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 egg white

1 tsp. oregano
Fresh ground pepper

Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray.

Tear bread into 1 inch pieces. Put in a bowl, pour in the milk and mash the bread with a fork until all the milk is absorbed.

In another bowl, mix the chicken, mustard, egg white, oregano and pepper.

Add in the bread mixture and mix well, until creamy.

Press the meat mixture onto the baking sheet so that it covers 1/2 the baking sheet.

Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour (up to three hours).

1 10 oz. package of frozen spinach
3 green onions, chopped (green part only)
1 egg white
Fresh ground pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
Parmesan cheese, grated, about 1/3 cup

Thaw and drain spinach. Press out all the water.

Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add the spinach and onion and cook until mixture is somewhat dry and the onions begin to wilt, about 5-6 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow to cool. Mix in egg white and season with lots of pepper.

Preheat oven to 350.

Remove baking sheet from fridge and spread the spinach mixture over the meat, leaving 1 inch border all the way around.

Sprinkle the cheese over the top.

Starting at the end closest to you, use the foil to lift the meat and roll jelly roll style, pushing forward a little bit at a time.

Bake at 350 for about an hour.

Serve with tomato sauce. We also made some mashed potatoes and gravy to go with it and it worked perfectly together.


Also, I want to say Happy Anniversary to Hubby! We've been married for 3 years today! Love you!

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  1. That looks SO good! We eat a lot of ground turkey too, for the same reason. I love the spinach rolled up inside, I'll have to try this one out. Thanks!

  2. This recipe looks awesome! I LOVE spinach in meatloaf and I love how this one is all rolled up. I'll bet it looks gorgeous! Thanks for entering this weeks BSI!

  3. a rolled meatloaf...that is genius! i love ground turkey and try and use it as often as possible in place of ground beef. this looks delicious and healthy too...yum.
    thanks for linking up to Tuesday Night Supper Club!

  4. I'm not a meatloaf girl, but that actually looks yummy. So does your wedding pic. Happy Anniversary!

  5. mmm, that looks good! is there cheese in there? i may have to try that, and use lots of cheese. probably not good for the healthy factor of it all, tho, lol!

    so glad you stopped by, and for your comment on my new jars! they do go together well, don't they! have to get one more candlstick, i think.

  6. Oh yum! Forwarding that recipe to the chef (hubby)! He loves trying new things.

    Happy Anniversary! Our 5th is Sat. :)

    Thanks for stopping by tonight and commenting! I'm a bit nervous so the comments are my pep rally! :) Blog friends are the best cheerleaders!

    Have a great weekend!


  7. Oh that looks so good!! I'm going to have to try it out. :)

  8. This looks really tasty! I need another good meatloaf recipe :)

  9. I love the stuffing in this! Happy anniversary!

  10. First off, your wedding photo is beautiful! Congrats.

    I just found your blog, and I love this idea for meatloaf. The recipe is very healthy, which is what I'm always searching for while browsing cooking blogs. Thanks!

  11. i just came across all of your recipes while I was looking for some great healthy ideas and I just wanted to let you know that i really LOVE all your recipes! They all look so good and I can't wait to try some of them!


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