Skinny Turkey Meatloaf with Mushroom Sauce

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I call this a party meatloaf because it’s fancy enough to serve for company but you really don’t have to wait for company to make this yummy meatloaf. Any night of the week will be great! It’s quite similar to my Skinny Meatloaf recipe except I’m using very lean ground turkey breast instead of beef and topping with a beautiful, gourmet tasting, mushroom sauce. Each skinny serving, including the sauce, 217 calories, 2.6 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Maybe dinner tonight?

Prep Time: 20 minutes (including making the sauce)
Bake Time: 55 minutes


Ingredients for Meatloaf:

1 pound 99% ground turkey breast, see shopping tip

1½ slices multigrain or whole wheat bread, remove crusts (I used Milton’s Multigrain bread) or use ½ cup bread crumbs

1 cup onions, chopped

2 egg whites

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon spicy brown or yellow mustard

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

¼ teaspoon salt

Fresh ground pepper, to taste


Ingredients for Meatloaf Topping:

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon spicy mustard or yellow mustard


Ingredients for Mushroom Sauce:

10 oz package (about 3 cups) of sliced mushrooms, see shopping tip

¾ cup onions, chopped

1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light

¼ cup (2 oz) white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth

¼ teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, add ground turkey.

3. To make bread crumbs: remove crust, break up bread.  Add to a blender or food processor. Process until the bread turns into crumbs.

4. To the bowl of turkey, add bread crumbs, onions, egg whites, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, to taste. Using your hands, mix together all ingredients.

5. Place the meatloaf mixture on the baking sheet and free form a loaf by hand. It should be about 12” x 4.”

6. In a small bowl, mix together topping ingredients. Spread all over top of meatloaf.

7. Place in oven and bake for 55 minutes.

8. In the meantime, while meatloaf is baking, make the mushroom sauce: In a large bowl, add mushrooms and onions. Cook in microwave until soft, about 5 minutes.

9. In a large nonstick pan, melt butter. Add mushrooms/onions, including its liquid. Sauté for 2 minutes.  Stir often. Add wine and continue to sauté until about 80% of liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside.

10. Remove meatloaf from oven after 55 minutes and let rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing. Cut into 10 slices and add to serving plate. Spoon mushroom sauce over the top.

Makes 5 servings (each serving, 2 slices meatloaf topped with about ¼ cup mushroom sauce)


Healthy Benefit

Mushrooms are very nutritious. They contain fiber, iron, folate, and vitamin C. They are also very low in calories.  A half of cup has only 21 calories.


Shopping Tip

Most supermarkets sell packages of 99% fat-free ground turkey breast. They’re usually packed in 1¼ pound packages. You’ll need to cut a small amount off the turkey to equal 1 pound for this recipe. Freeze the remainder or toss it.


Serving Tip

While the meatloaf is in the oven make a yummy potato side dish. Try Dairy Free Skinny Mashed Potatoes, or Fingerling Roasted Potatoes


Weight Watchers
(old points) 4

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (2 slices topped with about ¼ cup mushroom sauce)
216 calories, 2.6g fat, 28g protein, 19g carbs, 3g fiber, 437mg sodium, 8g sugar
FAT FACTS: for Stouffers Meatloaf Homestyle
390 calories, 21g fat, 22g protein, 8g carbs, 3g fiber, 840mg sodium, 4g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!