Most of us are trying to cut back on calories and eat healthy to keep off those extra pounds, but don’t want to give up foods we love. I have the perfect solution.
How about a great tasting, lower calorie meatloaf that the whole family will enjoy? I recreated my mom’s meatloaf, using ground turkey, chicken and even some zucchini. The picky pint size eaters in your home won’t even know that they are eating their veggies too.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small zucchini, finely chopped
1/2 of a small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1 pound ground chicken
1 pound ground turkey
1 1/2 cups Progresso PANKO Italian Style Crispy Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup ketchup
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Step 1
Heat oven to 350°F.
- Step 2
Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the zucchini, onions, and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until onions are softened.
- Step 3
Set the mixture aside to cool. In a bowl combine all the meatloaf ingredients including the cooled vegetable mixture with a good sprinkle of salt and pepper.
- Step 4
Mold into a loaf in a 9×13 sprayed or greased glass, baking dish.
- Step 5
In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar.
- Step 6
Brush the mixture all over the loaf.
- Step 7
Bake the meatloaf in the center of the oven uncovered for 50-60 minutes. You’ll know it is done when an instant thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reaches 165°F.