Cranberry-Turkey Meatloaf

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This healthy turkey meatloaf recipe is packed with cranberries, sage and celery—all the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner wrapped up into one delicious turkey meatloaf.

 Cranberry-Turkey Meatloaf
photographer: Peter Ardito
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

  • 2 large leeks, whites and light green parts only, halved, rinsed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 4 large stalks celery, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage, or 2 teaspoons dried

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 3/4 cup cooked bulgur, (see Tip)

  • 2 pounds 93%-lean ground turkey

  • 1/2 cup canned cranberry sauce

Directions
  1. Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature while oven preheats; bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F, about 1 hour.

  2. 10 servings

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray (or see Loaf Pan Variation).

  4. Pulse leek and celery in a food processor until finely chopped. (Or finely chop them with a knife.)

  5. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.

  6. Add dried cranberries, sage, salt and pepper to the vegetables; stir to combine. Stir in egg and bulgur. Add ground turkey and with clean hands gently knead the vegetable mixture into the meat; do not overmix. Pat the meat mixture into a loaf shape (about 12 by 5 inches) on the prepared baking sheet. Spread cranberry sauce on top.

  7. Bake the meatloaf until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
10
Per serving
Calories
206
Carbohydrates
16g
Fat
8g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
1g
Protein
19g
Cholesterol
71mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
334mg
Sodium
216mg
Added Sugars
9g
Exchanges
1/2 fruit
1/2 vegetable
1/2 other carbohydrate
2 1/2 lean meat
1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1

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