Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Turkey Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

When I was growing up meatloaf was made out of ground beef, but since we don't eat too much red meat I tend to replace ground beef with ground turkey. If you are wondering yes I do know that beef tastes better but, since I rarely eat it I don't really know the difference. If beef is your preference by all means just replace the turkey with beef I won't mind :)

Meatloaf is so good served with mashed potatoes and green beans......

See doesn't that look yummy together, it's just a suggestion of course.

I haven't actually made meatloaf in a while until tonight and I got to say I don't know why because it was absolutely delicious. I made a 2 pound meatloaf and it was enough for 4-5 people.

Here's the recipe.....

Turkey Meatloaf

Serves 6


• 2 lbs. ground turkey

• 1 egg

• 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

• 1 tsp. garlic powder

• 2 tsp. onion powder

• ½ tsp. ground thyme

• ½ tsp. ground oregano

• 1 tsp. salt

• 1 tsp. pepper

• 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce


1. Preheat oven to 365°F. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

2. Mix ground turkey, Worcestershire, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper until mixed well.

3. Place turkey mixture into prepared 9x13 pan. Form into a loaf; this is the part that can be fun. You can make the loaf anyway you see fit, just remember to leave room on all sides. Cover with foil and cook for 25-35 minutes until almost fully cooked.

4. Take out of oven and remove foil. Pour tomato sauce over the top and place back in oven without foil. Cook for another 5-10 minutes ensuring it is fully cooked before serving.


Mashed Potatoes

Serves 4-5


• 2 lbs potatoes peeled and diced

• 1/2 stick butter (unsalted)

• 1/4-1/2 cup of milk

• Salt and pepper to taste


1. Boil potatoes until softened. Just until a fork can easily mash one. Strain

2. Mash the potatoes with butter, 1/4 cup of milk, salt, and pepper. If not creamy enough add more milk until desired consistency. At this point you can also change it up a bit by adding garlic if you want.


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