Turkey Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes

Turkey Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Photo: Maria Robledo; Styling: Anna Last
Spinach, whole-wheat bread crumbs, and lean turkey boost the fiber and reduce the fat in this hearty classic. Buttermilk in the potatoes lowers the saturated fat.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Other: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 376
Fat 11 g
Satfat 3 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Sodium 700 mg
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 7 g


1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 bunch fresh spinach, thick stems removed and leaves chopped (about 4 cups)
1 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 large egg white
Kosher salt and pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup marinara sauce (optional)


Heat oven to 400° F. In a bowl, combine the turkey, onion, spinach, parsley, bread crumbs, mustard, egg white, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet and form it into a 10-inch loaf. Spread with the ketchup. Bake until cooked through, 45 to 50 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a large pot of cold water. Simmer until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Drain the potatoes and mash in the pot with the buttermilk, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Serve the meat loaf with the marinara sauce (if using) and potatoes.


Sara Quessenberry and Kate Merker,

February 2009
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