March 4, 2016

Healthy Recipes for National Nutrition Month: Tasty Turkey Meatloaf

By Elizabeth Holmes

Registered Dietician and Clinical Nutritionist Educator, Mission Weight Management

Because March is National Nutrition Month, Mission Health is bringing you a new healthy and delicious recipe each week. To kick-start this series of tasty dinners that you can feel good about, we begin with Turkey Meatloaf.

Ingredients – Makes Six Servings

  • 7 slices turkey bacon, or more to taste
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar (Could substitute non-caloric brown sugar such as Splenda brown sugar blend)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Bake the turkey bacon on a baking sheet for 8 min or until browned and crisp; crumble when cool.
  • Mix cooked bacon with ground turkey, Cheddar cheese, egg, onion, green pepper, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper
  • Place the turkey meatloaf mixture into a 9×5 meat loaf pan.
  • Mix ketchup, yellow mustard, and brown sugar together in a bowl, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Spread the mixture over the turkey loaf.
  • Bake the turkey loaf in the preheated oven until the juices run clear, loaf is no longer pink in the middle, and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the loaf reads at least 160 degrees F, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Nutritional Information (per Serving)

225 Calories, 9g Fat, 9g Carbohydrate, 27g protein, 500mg Sodium

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