Moist mini turkey meatloaf topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, Pizza Turkey Meatloaf. It will be your family’s new favorite healthy dinner.
It is family dinner time with Pizza Turkey Meatloaf. These deliciously, moist loaves of ground turkey and vegetables are topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese. Your family will think it is pizza night, but it is really just a healthy dinner perfect for any night of the week. I am really lucky that cooking dinner is really part of my job. I am almost always testing out a new recipe, and my family are good sports about being guinea pigs. There are times when I just don’t want to cook though. I do love it, but sometimes I have other things that need to get done. I am sure it is the same in your house. When those times hit, I turn on the music. If I am feeling low on energy or just stressed, I put on some of my favorite tunes and just get dinner made.
There is one big caveat to this plan. The kind of music makes a big difference. I need to create a cooking play list; that would solve my problem. I usually put on something upbeat, but it cannot be something too upbeat that will make me dance. I was making brownies the other day and totally left out the egg. Oops! Blame it on the music. It was a song I had heard on So You Think You Can Dance, Sincerely Jane by Janelle Monàe. As soon as that song comes on, I become a contestant on the show and channeling my inner “Twitch”. I just cannot help it. That man can dance, woo wee. Next thing I know, the brownies are in the oven and I am clearing up. There sits the lonely egg hidden behind a bowl. Whoops.
Now sad songs are almost as bad. I love, love, love, love me some Bon Jovi, but when John starts singing Amen, I turn into a puddle of mush. Have you listened to the words? Oh my, so sweet and loving. It isn’t really sad, but makes me think of my husband who took me to the concert last year. Then I miss him and am thinking about my husband, and how good John Bon Jovi looked.
Next thing I know, I’ve burned the onions I was caramelizing. Ugh! So I have to find the sweet spot. It cannot be any 80’s music that reminds me of good times with my high school friends, sorry Rob Base. Coldplay and Maroon 5 are perfect. I even enjoy a little Imagine Dragons or One Republic. I can happily sing along to those songs without really thinking too much or dancing across my kitchen.
Turn on some tunes and enjoy making dinner tonight.
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Pizza Turkey Meatloaf
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup chopped mushrooms
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. tomato paste
- 2 lbs. ground turkey breast
- 3/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup marinara or pizza sauce
- 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray.
In a medium microwave safe bowl, cook the first 6 ingredients on high for 3 minutes. Let cool completely.
In large bowl, mix the turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, salt and pepper together. Add the onion mixture. Combine well.
Divide mixture equally into each muffin cup.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Spoon on 1 tbsp. sauce and 1 tbsp. cheese on each meatloaf muffin.
Cook for another 5 minutes, or until the meatloaf is 165°.
I calculated 6 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
I calculated 6 Weight Watcher smart points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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