Introducing The WW Meatloaf: The Perfect Comfort Food
When it comes to classic comfort food, few meals hit the mark like a hearty, home-cooked meatloaf. Bursting with unique flavour and texture, this WW-friendly meatloaf recipe takes all the deliciousness of traditional meatloaf and lightens it up with a few simple substitutions without sacrificing any of the flavour. Made with lean turkey and a medley of herbs and spices, this meatloaf offers a satisfying and delicious meal that the whole family will love.
A Traditional Comfort Food with a Twist
This WW-friendly meatloaf recipe offers a healthy spin on traditional family favourites. By substituting 96% lean turkey for higher-fat ground beef and using a mix of egg whites and reduced-fat ricotta instead of a whole egg, this recipe achieves a substantial reduction in fat and calories. Instead of bread crumbs, hearty quinoa is used to offer a nutritious alternative that is packed with protein and contains a number of vitamins and minerals.
A Blend of Flavours
The beauty of this meatloaf is that you can tailor the flavour profile to your tastes. This versatile dish can be spiced up or cooled down, depending on your preference. A combination of herbs and spices including garlic, oregano, basil, paprika and cumin bring a unique blend of flavours to the dish. The combination of these spices with the sweetness of onions, mushrooms and Worcestershire sauce offer a complexity of tastes that will keep you coming back for more.
The Perfect Dish to Share
From the perplexing complexity of spices to its burst of flavours and textures, this meatloaf is a sure-fire hit at any family table. Moist and irresistible, it’s the perfect dish for a Sunday roast with the family. Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes and a light salad for a full and delicious meal. This recipe also pairs well with other classic comfort foods such as stuffing, shepherd’s pie and macaroni and cheese.
– 1 lb. 96% lean ground turkey
– 1 cup quinoa
– 1/2 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
– 2 egg whites
– 1 small onion, finely chopped
– 1/2 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tsp. oregano
– 1 tsp. basil
– 1/2 tsp. paprika
– 1/2 tsp. cumin
– 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
– 2 Tbsp. ketchup
– Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, quinoa, ricotta, and egg whites.
3. Add the onion, mushrooms, garlic and seasonings and mix together until well combined.
4. Form the mixture into a loaf shape and transfer to the baking sheet.
5. Brush the top of the meatloaf with Worcestershire sauce and ketchup.
6. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
7. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Enjoy this delicious, WW-friendly Meatloaf for a flavorful, comforting dish that’s sure to please. With little effort and minimal ingredients, you can enjoy all the flavour of a classic meatloaf, with time to spare!