L2C Challenge – Skinny Taste One & Done – Petite Meatloaf Dinner

This week – PETITE MEATLOAF DINNER (p. 97)

Meatloaf is one of my comfort foods! When I was pregnant with each of my boys, meatloaf was the first freezer meal I made in anticipation of the first few weeks home with baby. Gina Homolka’s petite meatloaf looked too good (and cute!) not to try. Plus, the fact that it is made with turkey is an added bonus to making this a healthier dish!

Ingredients –

  • Lean ground turkey
  • Quick-cooking oats
  • Egg
  • Onions
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Ketchup
  • Dried marjoram
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Difficulty level –

This week was another easy one. One thing I have noticed with the recipes I’ve made from this cookbook thus far is that they are all straightforward – this is another truly beginner dish.

Price –

If you don’t have any of the required ingredients, this dish will cost approximately $30-$40 (given the required sauces/spices). Since I had most, I paid under $10 for the marjoram and turkey.

Things I Googled While Making this Recipe –

Nothing! AGAIN!! This is very straightforward!!!

Alterations to Recipe –

The only alteration I made was to the carrots – the recipe called for heirloom carrots but I couldn’t find any at my grocery store so I just used regular carrots that I had on hand. They tasted great but I do think the heirloom carrots would provide a better crunch and will be sure to use those the next time around.

Verdict –

Like I’ve said before, I like when dinners are large enough that we have leftovers for lunch the next day. This recipe says it serves 4 and (for our family) it served 3. When I think of meatloaf, I think of making several pans which yield bigger sizes; so this sheet pan recipe was different in that manner.

This was my first time cooking turkey in a sheet pan. I was afraid that the meat would be dry but it wasn’t – the flavour was delicious and very moist. The final verdict is that this is definitely a make again dish (I’ll just have to double the recipe to make it fit our family needs)!

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