Turkey/Zucchini Meatloaf

07 Jun

Weight Watchers would be proud

I’ve been making this meatloaf for years. Adapted from an awkward Weight Watcher’s recipe that used only 10 oz of turkey, I’ve tweaked it to work well with a one pound tube of Jennie O frozen ground turkey. This is a great way to sneak more veggies into your diet or spring them on unsuspecting kiddos. Using a Pampered Chef Mandolin makes shredding the zucchini a snap. Try this in the Pampered Chef Stoneware Loaf Pan and you’ll be hooked. Note the addition of  Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a steam veggie to round out this meal.

I’ve also smooshed 1/2′”slices of this meatloaf in a hamburger bun to satiate my craving for a burger. I’m not a big ketchup lover so I dress my burgers with horseradish mayo or spicy brown mustard. Easy and much healtheir than fast food.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 whole onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black or white pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey (20 oz package works well too)
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs (regular or seasoned)
  • 1 egg, beaten with a fork
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste or ketchup

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9×5 inch loaf pan with non stick spray.

In a medium non stick skillet, heat the oil until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, zucchini and spices and saute 3 to 5 minutes until tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients and stir until blended all the way through.

Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake until browned on top and cooked all the way through. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Serves six

Nutritional information – values per serving are approximate (based on 16 oz of ground turkey):

Calories 201.6 Total Fat 7.8 g Cholesterol 84.2 mg Sodium 366.4 mg Potassium 212.5 mg Total Carbohydrate 15.0 g Protein 19.2 g

Inspiration: Weight Watchers Smart Choice Recipe Collection – 1995


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2 responses to “Turkey/Zucchini Meatloaf

  1. Micheal wilson

    January 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    the best and easiest meatloaf i’ve ever made. I thought with so few ingredients it won’t have much flavor but it was so good there wasn’t any left over. I’m already planning on making it again next week. It’s a keeper.

    • Kathryn

      February 12, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Glad you liked it. I’ve been making this recipe for years.


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