Healthy Makeover Meatloaf

a healthy take on meatloaf
A healthy take on meatloaf
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1 tbsp Olive oil
2 stalk Celery
1 Onion small
1 clove Garlic
2 lb Ground turkey
¾ cup Bread crumbs whole wheat
1 cup Milk fat-free
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Egg whites large
½ cup Ketchup divided
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Black pepper
1 tbsp Dijon mustard

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Healthy Makeover Meatloaf


This Healthy Makeover Meatloaf is exactly what the name suggests: a healthy take on traditional meatloaf. Meatloaf is one of those classic dishes that kids love. It is made of ground meat which is mixed with a variety of other ingredients. It gets its name because it is formed into the shape of a loaf before cooking in the oven. Cooked meatloaf can be sliced just like bread to make individual portions.

To make this meatloaf, start by sautéing onion, celery and garlic. Place the cooked veggies in a bowl and add turkey, bread crumbs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, egg whites and ketchup. Season with salt and pepper and mix together using your hands. Shape the meatloaf mixture into a loaf and bake in the oven. To serve, allow to cool slightly before slicing into individual servings.

To make Healthy Makeover Meatloaf, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Healthy Makeover Meatloaf


Heat oven


Preheat the oven to 350 °F.


Sauté celery and onion


Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Add 2 chopped stalks of celery and 1 small chopped onion to the skillet and sauté on medium for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the vegetables are tender.


Add garlic


Add 1 clove of chopped garlic and sauté for 1 more minute. Transfer the sautéd vegetables to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly.


Make meatloaf mixture


Add 2 pounds of turkey, ¾ cup of bread crumbs, 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 2 egg whites, ¼ cup ketchup, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper to the vegetables. Mix all the ingredients together with your hands until the mixture is well combined (but not overmixed).


Shape the meatloaf


Shape the meatloaf mixture into a 9 x 5 inch loaf in a 13 x 9 inch metal baking pan.


Brush with ketchup and mustard


Mix the remaining ¼ cup of ketchup with 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard and brush this mixture over the top of the loaf.




Cook in the preheated oven for 55 - 60 minutes (a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the meatloaf should read 160 °F).




Allow the meatloaf stand for about 10 minutes before removing from pan. This will give the juices time to set and will allow for easier slicing.




Transfer the meatloaf to a serving platter. Cut into even slices before serving.

This Healthy Makeover Meatloaf is a rich & nutritious take on traditional meatloaf. Try it out soon and tag #cookmerecipes in your family meal posts.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Total Reviews: 14
Whitney Oalmann

Made this for family night and everyone was begging for more! Thanks so much for sharing.

Clover Housley

Where do you get your raw meats from? Because mine never turn out so juicy and soft like the ones from your photos. Still good though!

Leona Eghbali

How can anything be this filling, tasty and health at the same time. wow! this one is just amazing in taste!

Myra Jourdain

Hey I just made an account only to write how good this recipe actually is. I cant believe I hadn't tried this yet. Thanks for making my day!!

Jazlynn Mhoon

After eating the same boring food for a while, this was a breath of fresh air.Taste got me like yummm!

Tamia Wead

Taste was good but I have had better, for example the Sweet and sour meatloaf had a lot more flavour to it.

Dorothy Balbach

Food is both about taste and looks. If the presentation was better I would have given it 5 stars. But the taste was the best.

Natalya Longo

When something is this good, you do not change a thing about it. this recipe is the perfect balance of everything!

Leena Harper

Not sure what was healthy about this meatloaf, but I don't really care since it tasted super good, worth whatever weight I gain, LOL!

Araya Kacprowicz

I love this homemade meatloaf more than anything!! You guys always have the best recipes.

Irie Odonovan

What ever magical makeover you did to the meatloaf worked for me too! This came out delicious!

Pyper Albakri

My compliments to the creator of this recipe. I will eat it once a week for sure! I love this meatloaf.

Everleigh Zohn

Every now and then a recipe comes along which you have to immediately recommend to all your friends, and this was it. I am going to tell everyone I know!!


Well done! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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