Herb-and-Veggie Meatloaf

For an equally flavorful, lower-fat version, try the Herb-and-Veggie Turkey Loaf. Shorten prep time by using jarred minced garlic and preshredded carrots, which you can also use in Salad With Red Grapefruit-Lemon Vinaigrette. Pair meatloaf with your favorite refrigerated or frozen mashed potatoes prepared with reduced-fat milk.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Stand: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 240
  • Calories from fat: 46%
  • Fat: 12.2g
  • Saturated fat: 4.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Iron: 3.4mg
  • Sodium: 670mg
  • Calcium: 88mg

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup roasted garlic-and-herb pasta sauce, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces 50%-less-fat fresh pork sausage
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup uncooked regular oats
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Additional roasted garlic-and-herb pasta sauce (optional)

Preparation

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Add carrots, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender; cool slightly.
  2. Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup pasta sauce, beef, and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl until blended. Shape mixture into a 10- x 5-inch loaf. Place on a rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Spread remaining 1/2 cup pasta sauce over loaf, and bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155°. Cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes. Serve with additional pasta sauce, if desired.
  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Prego Roasted Garlic-and-Herb Pasta Sauce.
  5. Herb-and-Veggie Turkey Loaf: Substitute 2 pounds lean ground turkey for beef and pork. Proceed with recipe as directed.
  6. Calories 203 (25% from fat); Fat 5.6g (sat 1.5g, mono 1g, poly 0.6g); Protein 26g; Carb 12g; Fiber 3.3g; Chol 82mg; Iron 2.4mg; Sodium 884mg; Calc 83mg.
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