Most of us are trying to cut back on calories and eat healthy to keep off those extra pounds, but don’t want to give up foods we love. I have the perfect solution.
How about a great tasting, lower calorie meatloaf that the whole family will enjoy? I recreated my mom’s meatloaf, using ground turkey, chicken and even some zucchini. The picky pint size eaters in your home won’t even know that they are eating their veggies too.
Healthy Meatloaf Makeover with Turkey and Chicken (Get the Recipe just below this Video)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Start to Finish: 1 hour 30 minutes
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small zucchini, finely chopped
- 1/2 of a small onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 1/2 cups Progresso PANKO Italian Style Crispy Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Heat oven to 350°F.
Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the zucchini, onions, and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until onions are softened.
Set the mixture aside to cool.
In a bowl combine all the meatloaf ingredients including the cooled vegetable mixture with a good sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Mold into a loaf in a 9×13 sprayed or greased glass, baking dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar.
Brush the mixture all over the loaf.
Bake the meatloaf in the center of the oven uncovered for 50-60 minutes. You’ll know it is done when an instant thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reaches 165°F.
The temperature will rise slightly after meatloaf is removed from the oven so don’t over cook it.
Let meatloaf rest for about 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
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