Sometimes it is just nice to throw together a delicious and easy meal. Well, this Greek inspired American classic is a wonderful take on the traditional meatloaf. Made with ground turkey you can serve something lighter yet still flavor packed with the addition of feta cheese and dill weed. It pairs perfect with potatoes and/or a Greek salad!
Feta and Dill Turkey Meatloaf Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Printable Recipe - 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small red onion, diced small 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 large celery stalks, diced small Coarse salt and ground pepper 1 1/2 pounds ground white-meat turkey (can use dark meat too) 1 large egg 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 1/4 cup pure old fashioned oats, slighted blended to coarse powder* 1 cup feta, crumbled 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped or 1-2 Tbsp. dill puree *Use all ground oats for a gluten free version - Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onion, garlic, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine vegetables, turkey, egg, bread crumbs and oats, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using your hands, mix until combined. Mix in feta and dill. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and form into a 4-by-10-inch loaf. Bake until cooked through, 45 to 55 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through and draining any fat buildup. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing with sharp bread knife for smooth, even pieces.
Try this recipe next time you have a hankering for something Greek or just as a stand in for your typical meatloaf recipe, I don’t think you will be disappointed one bit!