When I was a kid, meatloaf sounded like eating garbage. I did.not.like.it. But I also didn’t like chocolate. Crazy kid I was.
Anyway, I’m always trying to find yummy and healthy meals that the toddler will eat, the husband will scarf, the mom will feel good about, the freezer will freeze, and will work with substitutions.
Turkey Veggie Meatloaf does just that.
I’m not an exact measurement kind of gal, so here’s the gist:
Cook chopped garlic, onion, and green pepper (or yellow or red) in EVOO.
Toss together shredded zucchini (or squash), shredded carrots, garlic, onion, green pepper, bread crumbs, shredded parmesan cheese, one egg, and your favorite spices. *In this picture, there were some things I didn’t have on hand, so I traded some frozen broccoli(boiled first) for carrots, mozzarella for parmesan and yellow pepper for green pepper.
Mix in 1lb of ground turkey(or ground beef). You have to mix it with your hands, so be prepared to dig in!
Form into a log in an oven-safe dish or pan. Squeeze ketchup on top and spread it out to cover all surfaces.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for an hour. Mmmmmmm… makes the house smell good.
I have to thank my sister Sallie for this recipe! “Thank you Sallie!”