Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mini Turkey Meatloaves

Last night I made really tasty cute little mini turkey meatloaves (isn't that a mouth full!...of deliciousness!). They were so cute and soooo good! I got this recipe out of a cookbook I rented from the library. It is from EatingWell and is called Healthy in a Hurry. It is a really nice book that gives pictures for a good amount of their recipes as well as definitions in the back for newer cookers (Which is a plus for me!).

Going to the library to find cookbooks is a great way to find some really good recipes. Online is great of course, convenient and at home but the library is also free as well as helps out the community! I know the library in my hometown is struggling to keep up and I hope that they will stay open because I am a very big dedicated reader. It makes me sad to think it could close! So get out and go to your local library and expand your horizon! Rent that really old looking cookbook! Who knows what could be in there!

Anyway back to our lovely turkey meatloaves.


  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey

  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/3 cup uncooked whole-wheat couscous

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/4 tsp salt

Now remember when you are shredding or chopping your vegetables the size you make is going to be the size it will stay in your turkey meatloaf. With this said you can vary the size depending on your liking.

To begin you should preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then spray a nonstick muffin pan (around 12 muffins should be able to be made). Once you have this complete mix your ingredients together with your hands until it is nicely mixed. Equally divide the mixture into the 12 muffin cups.

Once this is complete you put them in the oven and cook for about 25 minutes. Once they are done cooking leave them out for about five minutes before serving.

Tah-dah your mini meatloaves are complete!

They are really great for storing for later because of the convenience of their size. Just as in any recipe you can play around with the vegetables added and see what yummy ways you can make them even better for your taste buds. I know when my family ate them we liked to add ketchup or barbecue sauce to them. This really gave them some flavor because they could be considered a little plain.

Overall I really enjoyed this recipe and will definitely do it again!

Nutrition: 196 calories, 6 g fat, 79 mg cholesterol, 18 g carb, 19 g protein, 3 g fiber, 368 mg sodium (Serving size is 2 mini meatloaves, makes a total of 6 servings).

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