Turkey Loaf With Garlic Spinach

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Turkey is the “meat” of the month. With Thanksgiving just a few days away I wanted to share an alternative turkey recipe that you can make anytime. Sure, a large baked turkey with all of the sides is what everyone anticipates, but when it comes to turkey I just wanted you to think of turkey in a different recipe.

The garlic sauteed spinach is a nice compliment to the turkey loaf and adds a lot of iron. It cooks very quickly so you want to make sure you make this right after you take the loaf out of the oven, so you may serve them together accordingly.

Try this recipe and share your comments. And as always, Enjoy!

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2  cups plain bread crumbs
  • 1/8 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non stick spray. Take a large mixing bowl and place all of the ingredients except the tomato sauce in the bowl. Mix well to incorporate all the ingredients. Turn onto the sprayed foil and form into a rectangular shape about 8 inches long x 5 inches wide. Spread the tomato sauce over the loaf. Take the foil and loosely tent and seal the meat. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, uncover the meat and place back into the oven for an additional 15 minutes. Remove and allow to rest for about 10 minutes before cutting into 2 inch slices.

Serve with the sauteed spinach

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation:

In a large skillet heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds over medium low heat. Add the spinach. Season with salt and pepper. The spinach will start to wilt very quickly. Move it around to cook evenly for about 5 minutes.

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