I love meals that you can make on a Sunday and eat throughout the week. I know that my mom makes a huge pot of spaghetti and meatballs on Sundays when she knows she’s going to have a hard work week. Another special person in my life who thrives on leftovers is my best friend Jamie. Jamie is a great cook, but during the week, she’d rather heat up something for dinner and watch Friends reruns than spend time making it.

This past Sunday, Jamie made a turkey meat loaf recipe adapted from Cooking Light, and raved to me about it. The recipe serves six, so she had enough for the first few nights of the week!

Jamie says that even though you may thinks its weird to put ketchup on the top, it keeps the meat loaf moist AND adds extra flavor. She served it with roasted butternut squash.


TURKEY MEAT LOAF – Adapted From Cooking Light
Serves 6

2 pounds ground turkey breast
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh basil
1 tablespoon freshly chopped garlic
Cooking spray
1/4 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine the first 10 ingredients in a large bowl.

Place the turkey mixture in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Top with 1/4 cup ketchup. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until done. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

I hope you’ve enjoyed Hillman’s Helpings!


Lauren Hillman
Hillman’s Helpings