Turkey Meat Loaf Florentine

Turkey Meat Loaf Florentine image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Turkey Meat Loaf Florentine image

Wilted baby spinach and sauteed leek add a touch of elegance to this moist, lean version of meat loaf. If you can't find Fontina cheese, any mild-tasting, creamy cheese will do, such as Havarti or mozzarella.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups leeks (white and light green parts only), quartered and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups lightly packed baby spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 cups shredded fontina cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 450 extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup bottled strained tomatoes (passata)

Method

In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook leek, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in spinach, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted and no liquid remains, about 3 minutes. Transfer to large bowl; let stand for 10 minutes.

Stir in bread crumbs, egg, 1/2 cup of the Fontina cheese and mustard. Add turkey; mix to combine. Shape into 7- x 4-inch (18 x 10 cm) log; place on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Brush all over with strained tomatoes. Bake in 375 F (190 C) oven until instant read thermometer inserted into centre reads 165 F (74 C), about 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining Fontina cheese; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Change it up -  Greek-Style Turkey Meat Loaf
: Omit spinach. Replace Italian herb seasoning with dried oregano. Decrease salt to . tsp. Replace Fontina cheese with crumbled feta cheese. Stir in 1/3 cup chopped pitted green olives.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 709 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 29 g
  • Calories 358.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Cholesterol 156 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 36.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 19.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 42.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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