Turkey Veggie Meatloaf

I just love making meatloaf because it is so easy. All there is to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl and then press it into a loaf pan to bake. There is nothing to babysit on the stove, so while it bakes I can get other things done. You know, like writing about how amazing meatloaf is! This turkey veggie meatloaf is such a lean and flavor packed version of the classic and oh my goodness was it a hit. The first thing to do was prep the veggies.

The wonderful aromatic veggies for the turkey veggie meatloaf.
The wonderful aromatic veggies for the turkey veggie meatloaf gave it so much flavor. To make it really easy on myself, I just pureed all of the veggies in my food processor. It cut my prep time in half!
The yummy turkey veggie meatloaf mixture. It was already smelling amazing from the aromatic ingredients!
After I finished processing the veggies, everything went into my big mixing bowl. I added the turkey and lots of seasoning for big flavor. Then I worked the turkey veggie meatloaf mixture almost into a dough with my clean hands. It was already smelling amazing from the aromatic ingredients!
The glaze for the turkey veggie meatloaf
Once I finished making the meatloaf mixture, I quickly made the yummy glaze to go on top. The glaze for the turkey veggie meatloaf was a simple, fantastic mixture of ketchup, ranch dressing and a little sriracha for a great kick.
The turkey veggie meatloaf ready to go into the oven.
Then I just pressed the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan and spooned that gorgeous glaze all over the top. The turkey veggie meatloaf was ready to go into the oven for about 50 minutes.

When it was done, I took the turkey veggie meatloaf out and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes. Then I just served it immediately! All of those veggies and spices just gave so much flavor to the meatloaf, with the greek yogurt and glaze keeping it super moist and tender. It was really the perfect bite and guilt free to boot! The handy printable is just below.

Turkey Veggie Meatloaf
Turkey Veggie Meatloaf
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Turkey Veggie Meatloaf
Turkey Veggie Meatloaf
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
For the meatloaf
  • 2 whole carrots peeled and quartered
  • 2 whole celery stalks quartered
  • 1 whole onion peeled and quartered
  • 3 whole garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves packed
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon hickory smoked sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
For the glaze
  • 1/8 cup ketchup
  • 1/8 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 dash Sriracha
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the prepped carrots, celery, onion, garlic cloves and spinach. Run the processor until it is a fine mixture but still has some texture. Transfer the mixture to a big mixing bowl.
  2. Into the mixing bowl add the ground turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs, Greek yogurt, Dijon, ranch, Worcestershire, Sriracha, salt, oregano, paprika, coriander, cumin and crushed red pepper. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. With clean hands, work the meatloaf ingredients together thoroughly until it is almost like a dough. Transfer it into the loaf pan and make sure it is firmly pressed together into a loaf.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the ketchup, ranch and Sriracha for the glaze. Evenly spread the glaze mixture over the meatloaf. Transfer the meatloaf pan to a sheet tray lined with foil to catch anything that boils over and get it in the oven to bake for 50 minutes. It needs to get completely cooked through and bubbly.
  5. When it is done, take the meatloaf out and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes, then serve immediately! Enjoy!

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