Turkey, Vegetable, and Oat Mini-Meatloaves with Marinara Sauce
These meatloaves are the perfect size for freezing. Store individually in freezer-safe containers or re-sealable bags and stack in the freezer. Complete the meal with a side of mashed or baked potatoes and steamed broccoli.
- Expeller-pressed canola oil spray
- 1 8 ounce package crimini (baby bella) mushrooms (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 1 small yellow onion, cut into eighths (1 cup, or 160 grams)
- 4 cloves garlic (or 2 teaspoons [6 grams] minced)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup dry rolled oats
- 2 large eggs
- 1 pound lean ground turkey (or beef or bison)
- 1 3/4 cups pasta sauce, divided
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Italian herb seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celcius, or gas mark 5). Coat a 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 centimeters) baking pan or six mini loaf pans with spray. Pulse mushrooms in food processor until finely chopped and add them to large bowl. Repeat with onion and garlic.
- Place large frying pan over medium heat and add oil. When oil is shimmering, add vegetables and saute for 7 minutes or until water releases and evaporates completely, lowering the heat as necessary. Set aside.
- Process oats until they are of a fine consistency. Whisk eggs in bowl used for vegetables. Add processed oats, turkey, 3/4 cup (188 grams) of pasta sauce, cooked vegetables, vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and stir together with a fork until blended.
- Scoop mixture into 6 mounds on pan or into each mini-loaf pan, about cup (187 grams) each. Shape each mound into a 4 x 2-inch (10 x 5 cm) loaf. Spread remaining 1 cup (250 grams) of pasta sauce on top of loaves, distributing evenly. Bake on middle rack for 25 minutes, turning pan midway through cooking, until loaves are firm or a thermometer inserted in the middle reads at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow loaves to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Recipe from Michelle Dudash, chef and author of Clean Eating for Busy Families.
Per serving: 330 kcal cal., 12 g fat (3 g sat. fat), 32 g carb., 5 g fiber, 23 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet