Meatloaf loaded with vegetables and fresh herbs that is so moist and tasty!

turkeyvegetablemeatloafI have made many meat-loafs recently because they are easy and make great leftovers. I also find meatloaf to be a very comforting meal and that’s why my family also loves it!

My favorite meatloaf is made with turkey. Some say turkey can make meatloaf dry. But I do not agree with this. Lean ground turkey is a great source of protein and is always moist!

In this recipe I added celery, onion, and shredded carrot to my recipe. I also love the addition of fresh parsley from my herb garden.

You Will Need:

  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 celery stalks chopped small
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 shredded carrots
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoon favorite bbq sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt and sprinkle of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

 What to do: 

  1. Prepare chopped vegetables and preheat a saute pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once hot sauté onion, garlic, carrot, and celery for about 10 minutes until onions become translucent.
  2. While vegetables are cooking preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once vegetables are tender combine ground turkey meat, 1 egg, 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, vegetable mixture, chopped parsley, 1/4 cup of ketchup, 1 tablespoon salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a mixing bowl. Do not over mix.
  3. Put meatloaf mixture into a loaf pan with coated with non-stick cooking spray. Next combine 2 tablespoons of ketchup and 2 tablespoons of bbq sauce. Spread sauce over the top of the meatloaf before it goes in the oven.
  4. Bake meatloaf for 55 minutes at 350 degrees. Let sit for 10 minutes after it comes out of oven.
  5. Enjoy with 2 Potato Mash, and steamed broccoli. To get the recipe on russet and sweet potato mash.