Monday, March 8, 2010

Turkey Meatloaf with Roasted Potatoes

Sunday dinner was Turkey Meatloaf with Roasted Potatoes! Fireman and twins loved it! I don't eat beef or pork so I have to get creative to come up with dinners.

Turkey Meatloaf  

2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups yellow onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped or minced
3/4 tsp freshly ground pepper, according to taste
3/4 tsp kosher salt, according to taste
1 tsp italian seasoning, dry
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup ketchup
1 3/4 lbs of ground turkey
3/4 cups italian bread crumbs
2 eggs (1 whole egg & 1egg white), lightly beaten
cooking spray
**optional: shredded carrots ~1/3 cup
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In medium saute pan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onions until lightly translucent, approx 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook another minute.

2) Add salt and pepper to taste, italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, chicken broth and 2 tbsp of ketchup to onion mixture in pan. Mix well and allow to cool.

2) In large bowl, combine with clean hands ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture. Mix well.

3) Line a 13x9 baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray. Shape meat mixture into a loaf in center of baking dish. Spread 2 tbsp of ketchup over the top of the loaf.

4) Bake in center of oven for 1 hour. Place a small baking dish with hot water on bottom rack of oven. This helps keep meatloaf moist during cooking process. Internal temperature should be between 165-170 degrees F. Serve warm or cold.

Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

4 tbsp Olive oil
cooking spray
2-3 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tbsp garlic, minced
~1 tbsp coarse kosher or sea salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 lbs of red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into fourths (do not remove skin)

1) Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray. ***Can be cooked at 375 degrees F with meat loaf. Adjust cooking time to ~40-50 minutes, checking for doneness with a fork.

2) In a large bowl, combine oil, rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper and potatoes. Toss to coat potatoes.

3) Spread potatoes in baking dish in a single layer.

4) Bake 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway. Potatoes should be tender when stabbed with a fork and slightly golden.


  1. Sounds like an amazing dinner to me cuz I'm a meat and potatos kinda gal.

  2. So right next to the post title "meatloaf and potatoes" was a picture of a cupcake. It is my first time here and I thought - how clever! The base of the "cupcake" is actually meatloaf and the mashed potatoes are made to look like frosting!!

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  3. I don't eat beef or pork, either. I've found that substituting ground turkey for ground beef usually works just fine!

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  4. YUM! This sounds wonderful.

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  5. Sounds wonderful!

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  6. Sounds like a fantastic dinner.

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  7. Love the turkey meatloaf! Thanks for the recipe. Welcome to SITS. We LOVE food here.

  8. I'm vegetarian - but I make rosemary & garlic potatoes all the time :)

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  9. Salivating now. Sorry! LOL Stopping by to say welcome to the SITS community!

  10. This sound like a great dinner

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