Ok, I have to admit that my family does not like meatloaf!  I do not know what is wrong with them.  If I could I would eat meatloaf every night of the week, along side any pasta of any kind:) So…what is a girl to do when the fam does not want to eat what I want to make?  Make it anyway, dammit!  I’m cooking and they aren’t so every now and then they just have to eat what I want for dinner! And, honestly once they sit down and do the obligatory moan and groan about the meal they eat it and they do actually kinda like it.  Now, this recipe was pushing it, but my husband and I loved it and my kids had no idea the “mashed potatoes” were mashed cauliflower. So, I my book the meal was a success. 

This meatloaf is a healthier version of the typical three meat (pork, beef, veal) meatloaf, but I truly did not miss the traditional recipe.  This is DELICIOUS! You can make this ahead of time and keep in the fridge until you are ready to cook it in the oven.  
Let me know your thoughts! 


Turkey Meatloaf with Cauliflower Mash

Makes 4-5 servings

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 carrot, minced
1/2 onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. ground turkey (you can use up to 1 1/2 lb. with this same recipe if you need to feed more)
1 egg
1/4 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper

For Sauce:
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons ketchup 
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire

Preheat oven to 375°

Line a cookie sheet with foil and set aside.

In small skillet heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add carrots and onions and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and turn off heat.  Allow to cool slightly.

In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, parsley, carrot and onion mixture and pinch of salt and pepper.  Mix well, but do not over mix.

In a small bowl, combine ingredients for sauce. Set aside.

Form the meat mixture into a loaf on the prepared baking sheet.  Spread a few Tablespoons of sauce over the meatloaf.

Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 160°. Let rest about 5 minutes before slicing. 

In a small saucepan heat remaining sauce or you can heat in the microwave. Serve sauce alongside meatloaf.

Serve with Cauliflower Mash and buttered peas.