Monday, February 1, 2010

Turkey Spinach Meatloaf

Way back when before I met Tai, I would cook dinner for my dad every night. When Mom moved to an adult family home, Dad was on his own. Because Dad is partially sighted cooking can be a challenge for him. I hated cooking for just myself so we had dinner together every night.
I like to make sure that my meals have a vegetable somewhere. Sometimes it's a salad or a side of green beans. But when I found this recipe, it became a staple.
I hadn't made this meatloaf since I met Tai. I don't even have the recipe. I did it by memory. Tai says I rickrolled him with this since he was expecting so much spinach. You could puree the spinach, mushrooms and onion if you didn't want to see them.

Turkey Spinach Meatloaf

1 lb ground turkey
1 8 oz package of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 8oz can of mushroom, sliced or a cup of sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 medium onion diced
1 clove of garlic diced fine
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
1 egg
salt & pepper to taste
hot sauce to taste

Saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms in a little bit of oil. Cook til onions are soft. Mix turkey, spinach, bread crumbs, egg, onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Add salt, pepper and hot sauce. I find turkey a little bland so I add a little hot sauce-about 4 dashes. Add more or less or leave it out. Once everything is mixed thoroughly, put mix into loaf pan. Cook at 400 degree oven for 35-45 minutes.
This made enough for 4 generous servings. I added gravy over it but it's delicious and moist as is.


  1. Hmm... looks interesting. I might have to try that!

  2. This sounds really good! I'll have to "rickroll" Chris into in one night!!! LOL!
    I'd never heard that term!

  3. Oh we love spinach so I might have to try this! Um, I've been pretty out of the blogging loop lately so I feel bad just now seeing your new look! How long has it been since you got it?? It looks great!

  4. I think it looks delicious, but sadly my husband would never eat all that spinach. Nor does he agree with me deviating from our normal meatloaf recipe!


  5. I would've never thought of this take on turkey and spinach!!!


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