Turkey Meat Loaf (with Spinach)

December 21, 2007 at 2:11 am | Posted in Family Meals, spinach puree | 1 Comment

I have found spinach puree to be an easy addition to our family meals. It’s so easy. Just take a bag of clean baby spinach, drop by the handful into a food processor and puree. That’s right, no cooking needed. About half a bag of baby spinach leaves will make 1/2 cup of spinach puree, that’s a lot of spinach! For this recipe, I’ve added it to…

Turkey Meat Loaf

  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 t dried oregano
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup spinach puree

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the tomato paste, beef broth, garlic, basil, oregano, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Set aside.

Combine the ground turkey, oatmeal, egg whites, spinach and 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce mixture in a large bowl. Shape into a loaf and bake for 30-35 minutes. I check to see if it’s cooked through at this point. Then pour the remaining tomato sauce over the top and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Now, I’m no fool. My kids would likely balk if they saw this:


Instead they saw just a slice.

My I-only-eat-white-food son’s reaction: mmmmm….

Mom Tip #1: When trying something new for dinner, I put it with things that my kids have seen lots of times…mixed veggies, mashed potatoes, sliced fruit.

Mom Tip #2: Spray your baking sheet with non-stick spray, line with foil then spray again.

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