Meatloaf – low sodium low fat

My mother might be shocked to read this blog – nothing bad trust me just me making and sharing a meatloaf recipe someone might have to pick her up off the floor! I am sure everyone has a childhood food trauma – OK trauma might be a little harsh but I am still not a meatloaf fan by any stretch. My poor husband sometimes orders it out since I pretty much never ever make it.
IMG_4063My mother might fall over again when she reads that I not only made a meatloaf but I used ground turkey WHO AM I? When I was a punk teenager my mother tried to pull off ground turkey as ground beef – who did she think she was kidding – my teenage self was not falling for it one bit. My adult self is far more evolved I usually have a package or two in the freezer.
IMG_4065.JPGYou might be wondering why I would even attempt making this meatloaf; but my Dad should be eating a lot more healthier than he has his entire life so I guess I am going to try to convert him on a few things I know he likes. I feel that if I can make him a couple staples that are lower in sodium and with healthier choice of protein maybe he’ll try a little harder.
IMG_4066.JPGI found this recipe from Genius Kitchen and changed it from ground beef to ground turkey. Yes I did try a bite of it, but I also put a chunk out on the table for the fam, immediate and extended, and they all liked it a lot so I think it is a winner.

Low-Sodium Low-Fat Meatloaf

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins


  • Meatloaf
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion chopped fine
  • cup celery chopped fine
  • cup carrot chopped fine
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons Mrs Dash seasoning mix
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sauce
  • 8 ounces no salt tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Saute onion, celery, carrot and garlic in the olive oil just till tender, let them cool a bit.
  • In a large bowl mix all the meatloaf ingredients together using your hands.
  • Shape into a loaf and place in a baking dish.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the meatloaf ingredients.
  • Bake for 1 hour.


Adapted from Genius Kitchen

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