After 27 years of marriage, I’d say my husband Phil and I are pretty compatible. But one thing we disagree on is meatloaf. I LOVE meatloaf, especially when it accompanies some roasted potatoes and you can eat every bite of it with a bite of potato. YUM!!!! Well, Phil begs to differ. In fact, he hates meatloaf so much, that he told me to put it on my DO NOT MAKE list. So there it sits, along with anything made with mushrooms or ricotta cheese.
Of course I could go to the trouble of making a meatloaf just for me, but I just don’t. But something really great happened. My 25-year old son Jake told me he loves meatloaf. I knew I liked that kid! So when he was home for a few days, I had an excuse to make meatloaf. I made two–one for him and one for me–and sliced mine so I could freeze the individual slices to enjoy whenever I had a taste for meatloaf. Ha!
Jake and I both loved this recipe and guess who was starving and decided to try it and ended up eating more than his share. Phil. Can you even?? That’s how I knew this meatloaf recipe was a great one. And it calls for ground turkey and the addition of a whole zucchini, making it a healthy version.
So if you are one of those lucky people who gets to make meatloaf whenever you have the urge, then try this delicious recipe. Courtesy of Organize Yourself Skinny.
Turkey Meatloaf with Zucchini and Feta
Totally delicious and healthy!
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup milk can use almond milk
- 2 lb. ground turkey I like to use 1 lb. ground turkey breast and 1 lb. regular ground turkey
- 2 eggs beaten
- 2 t. garlic powder
- 2 t. onion powder
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. pepper
- 1 t. Italian seasoning
- 1 T. worcestershire sauce
- 1 c. feta
- 2 c. shredded zucchini with water squeezed out
- 1 c. marinara sauce divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Shred zucchini using either a box grater, which is quick and easy, or with the shredding blade in a food processor. Squeeze out the excess water and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together breadcrumbs and milk to form a paste.
Add turkey, eggs, seasonings, worcestershire sauce, feta, zucchini and 1/2 cup marinara sauce.
Mix until all ingredients are combined.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and form into a loaf.
Brush top of meatloaf with remaining 1/2 cup marinara sauce.
Bake in oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
Let cool 5 minutes. Slice, serve and enjoy!