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Mini Turkey Meat Loaves

These turkey loaves are tender, hearty and convenient. They're loaded with flavor—not to mention oats, turkey and veggies! Bake them ahead and top them with cheese before serving—or freeze them for later. —Janice Christofferson, Eagle River, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoons spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, onion, red pepper, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, oats and seasonings. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  • Coat 6 jumbo muffin cups with cooking spray; fill with turkey mixture. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes; drain.
  • Top each loaf with 1 tablespoon spaghetti sauce, 2 teaspoons mozzarella cheese and 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 165° and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
Nutrition Facts
1 meat loaf: 210 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 447mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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