Savory Meat Loaf (lighter recipe)

Just like mom's, but better for you, thanks to ground turkey and reduced-fat dairy and egg products.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
pounds ground turkey
1
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
garlic clove, finely chopped, or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
3
slices bread, torn into small pieces
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2
cup ketchup, chili sauce or barbecue sauce
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Mix all ingredients except ketchup. Spread mixture in ungreased loaf pan, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 or 9x5x3 inches, or shape into 9x5-inch loaf in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Spread ketchup over top.
  • 3 Insert meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 180°F.
  • 4 Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pan.

Expert Tips

If you're a salsa lover, try the thick and chunky variety as a topping instead of the ketchup.

Make the famous Meat Loaf Sandwich with leftovers. Simply layer a thick slice of meat loaf between two slices of white bread. Delicious cold, but you can also top with gravy and serve warm.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
110 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12 g
12 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
75 mg
75 %;
Sodium
630 mg
630 %;
Total Carbohydrate
15 g
15 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
27 g
27 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
54%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.