Sunday, April 3, 2011

Turkey Cranberry Meatloaf and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I acknowledge that it has been longer between posts than my New Year's resolution allows. March was quite the month for us with midterms, plays, and an emergency trip to Salt Lake. However, I'm making amends by sharing not only one, but two of my signature, all-time-favorite recipes. First, a healthy delicious turkey meatloaf then fat-free garlic mashed potatoes. They are fabulous together!

Turkey Cranberry Meatloaf

19 oz. (1 pkg.) lean ground turkey
2/3 c. whole rolled oats
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. finely diced cellery
1/4 c. finely chopped green onion
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp. minced garlic (or garlic to taste)
2 Tbsp. dried parsley
2 tsp. oragano
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Form meat into a 9x9 glass baking pan coated with non-stick spray. If desired, shake an extra bit of garlic, parsley, and oats over the loaf for aesthetics. Bake loaf for 30-40 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

One sixth of the loaf  (which is a very generous serving) is 5 WW Points Plus.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

4 large ( or about 1 lb.) russett potatoes
1/2 c. fat-free sour cream (I recommend Tillamook)
1/2 c. skim milk
2 Tbsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp Garlic and Herb Mrs. Dash Seasoning (This is my secret ingredient, but italian seasoning will also do)
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel or partially peel, cut, and boil potatoes in a large pot of water until soft and mashable. Drain water. Mash potatoes with a masher. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

One 1/2 c. serving (or one sixth of the recipe yield) is 4 WW Points Plus.


  1. This sounds great. Turkey and cranberry meatloaf may not be the new Thanksgiving dinner, but it sure makes for a great anytime meal.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Food Frenzy

  2. This sounds great .. i don't eat turkey .. but will try this with steak . I never add garlic powder in mash potatoes .. but i like garlic a lot.. will try ut next time :)