Turkey Meatloaf Florentine

Turkey Meatloaf Florentine from www.laurenslatest.com....the healthiest, tastiest meatloaf ever! You'll never need another meatloaf recipe after this! You guys, I can’t stop watching this video. I took it on Sunday and loved it so much that I posted it online. It just reaffirms the fact that yes, my kids are still cute. If you hate children, don’t click the link. That is all.

ANYWAYS.

I’m not gonna lie. It’s hard to make meatloaf  look pretty. It’s just meat. In a pan. With ketchup on top…the most unfancy condiment out there.

But in my experience, it’s usually the ugly food that tastes the best. In this case, it’s totally true! Not only is this super moist, it’s muchos healthy and tastes amazing! The ketchup really makes this meatloaf taste like a meatloaf with a bonus of spinach! Holla! If your kids can get over the green color, you’re golden.

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Ok, back to the meatloaf, here’s how you make it:

IMG_0111This isn’t pictured but you’re going to want to sauté some onion and spinach in a skillet to soften first. Take that out of the pan, chop it up and then throw it into a bowl with the rest of your ingredients. Seriously, SO HARD, right? Not in this bowl: worcestershire sauce. Get a few dashes of that into the mix too.IMG_0112Mix it well and then press it into a loaf pan. I lined mine with parchment paper because I use that stuff ALL.THE.TIME. Turkey Meatloaf Florentine from www.laurenslatest.com....the healthiest, tastiest meatloaf ever! You'll never need another meatloaf recipe after this! Top this with some ketchup because….this is meatloaf after all. Throw it into the oven and pull it out once the center registers 165 degrees; about 50 minutes.Turkey Meatloaf Florentine from www.laurenslatest.com....the healthiest, tastiest meatloaf ever! You'll never need another meatloaf recipe after this! Give it a 10 minute rest and then slice. Serve it with mashed potatoes and that’s dinner!

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Turkey Meatloaf Florentine

A healthy and delicious dinner that even the little ones will eat! Seriously. My 11 month old devoured this.

Yield: 4 servings, 8 pieces

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 ln lean ground turkey {99% fat free}
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs*
  • 3/4 cup ketchup, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion and sauté 5 minutes or until they start to get tender. Stir in the spinach and cover to wilt. You might want to stir the spinach around to get it down to the bottom of the pan under the onions. Chop the spinach mixture up into smaller pieces and add it to a large bowl with the turkey, egg, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and press into a greased loaf pan. Top with remaining 1/2 cup ketchup and bake at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until thermometer reads an internal temperature of 165 degrees or higher. Sit for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

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  1. This. Looks. Amazing! I know you said it’s hard to make meatloaf look pretty, but you sure did! And I love trying different kinds of meatloaf so i’m definitely going to need to try this one!

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  2. What a sweet video, those two cuties love each so much 🙂 I agree with Phi, that’s a beautiful meatloaf!

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  3. One of my kids is really particular about eating meat..he doesn’t do it very often. But he looooves ketchup. I’m hoping to try this and pray that a little extra ketchup will do the trick!

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  4. Oh yea – now that’s a meal!! Your pictures are delicious! Aaaaand ugly food ALWAYS tastes best!!

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  5. Trying to do the low-carb thing … is there anything you could substitute for the cup of breadcrumbs?

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    • I’m also doing low carb. This is how I substituted. I baked until very firm, on 250, a whole head of califlower cut into small pieces. Once baked hard I pulsed in into crumbs in a processer. I kept some texture to it. It was super tasty and still low carb.

      I also make pizza crust with the same method. Process dry califlower and add a egg, press into a pan a d lightly bake before adding your own toppings and bake again.

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  6. I knew I had to go out and buy ingredients for supper tonight so all I needed was turkey, onion, and spinach. Easy-peasy! We are big meatloaf eaters but I wanted to change it up and your recipe came at a good time. Thoughts: I used frozen spinach I thawed and squeezed the water out of. It made the whole thing a little too moist?? Maybe more breadcrumbs would have helped. I like my meatloaf juuuust a little dry, even on the edges so we can pile on the sauce. Which by the way I make with ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar. Some add a dash of vinegar. Overall, pretty tasty and none of my 5 guys even mentioned the spinach so yes, I was golden! Served with a side of brussel sprouts and garlicky brown rice.

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  7. I’m a firm believer that the “less pretty” and less photogenic a dish is the BETTER it really tastes!! High five for a healthy meatloaf – that really does looks incredible!!

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  8. You should see my very old recipe post for Turkey Meatloaf Florentine. Ugliest thing ever, and in fact, it looks like the meatloaf is throwng up! haha!

    Yours is beautiful, though!! And, your kiddos in that video? LOVE.

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  9. Made this tonight and it was soooooo yummy!! 🙂

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  10. This recipe is great! I made a few modifications so I could use what I had on hand. I sautéed my spinach in celery and onion, added garlic, used Italian bread crumbs, and used spicy ketchup. I made mini meatloafs in a muffin tin, because I don’t own a loaf pan. Can’t wait for dinner time!

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  11. Wow! I have never made lasagna without pasta before. the breadcrumbs seem like an interesting alternative. Thanks for the recipe!

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  12. Very good, I also added some feta cheese. Thanks!

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  13. I made this last night and its the best ground turkey recipe ever for my family. it was moist, seasoned well and I love spinach in anything.

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  14. Where do you sign up for the mixer giveaway

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  15. This is still one of my favorite recipes. My 17 mo old loves it too!

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