Thursday, May 29, 2008

Turkey & Spinach Meatloaf

These are made in a muffin tin. Kids love them because they are like "meat cupcakes" and adults love them because they taste good and are pretty healthy.

1 lb. ground turkey
1-cup spaghetti sauce (reserve ¾ cup)
½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
Minced onion or chopped onion to taste
2 eggs-slightly beaten
2 tbs. Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. fennel seed
1 box of frozen spinach thawed and drained
1-cup shredded mozzarella (reserve ¾ cup)

Mix raw ground turkey, ¼ cup of spaghetti sauce, breadcrumbs, onion and eggs. In a separate bowl mix Parmesan, fennel seed, spinach and ¼ cup of mozzarella. Put first layer of meat mixture in muffin tins and then a layer of spinach mixture, top off with remaining meat mixture. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce and cheese and bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown. These freeze well and are great left over the next day. Makes 12.
(For lower fat version use low-fat mozzarella cheese and substitute two egg whites for one of the eggs)

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