Awhile back, my local Kroger had a special on ground turkey. In my neck of the woods, ground turkey usually costs about $3.99 or more per pound but on this particular week it was on sale for $1.99. I bought as many as were allowed and now I’m still working on the surplus in my deep freezer! After I made turkey burgers, turkey taco salads, and turkey spaghetti, I ran out of ideas. I searched Pinterest and decided to try a Greek meatloaf with turkey and feta cheese from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. The flavors were Greek inspired and quite delicious! The only regret I had when making this was that I hadn’t made more! The whole family scarfed it down in a flash!
I started by thawing, rinsing, and squeezing dry 10 oz of frozen spinach.
Then I mixed that with a pound of ground turkey and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic.
In order to bind the ingredients together in the Greek meatloaf, I added in an egg and a 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs. Then I put in 1/2 cup of diced yellow onion and 5 oz of crumbled feta cheese.
Next, I added the seasonings. You’ll need 1/2 teaspoon each of dried oregano and parsley and 1/4 teaspoon each of Kosher salt and ground pepper. You’ll also need a 1/4 cup of ketchup and 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. I squished this all together with my hands and formed it into a loaf.
So that the Greek meatloaf doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan, I lined a 13×9 glass pan with foil and sprayed it with cooking spray.
Then I gingerly transferred the Greek meatloaf to the foil and spread another 2 tablespoons of ketchup on top. If you don’t have ketchup, tomato sauce would work just as well.
I cooked the Greek meatloaf at 400 degrees, covered, for 35 minutes. When that was done I removed the cover and cooked it for 10-15 minutes more.
The result was a perfectly cooked Greek meatloaf with turkey and feta cheese. I wondered how Greek flavors would do against ground turkey, but it was really yummy! The flavors weren’t overpowering and the feta cheese gave it just the right amount of kick.
I didn’t mind helping myself to a second piece since I knew it was a much healthier version of meatloaf. I think this Greek meatloaf would be especially delicious served alongside a Vegetable Salad with Italian Basil Dressing. In the picture I paired the meatloaf with my Pecan and Goat Cheese Strawberry Salad. So if you want a healthy dinner in less than an hour, this meal might be the one for you! For more dinner ideas, follow my Delicious Dinner Delights Board on Pinterest. Happy cooking y’all!
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 5 oz crumbled feta cheese
- ½ cup diced yellow onion
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp each dried oregano and parsley
- ¼ tsp each Kosher salt and ground pepper
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup ketchup plus 2 Tbsp for the top
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cover a 13x9 glass pan in foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Rinse and drain the spinach.
- Add the spinach to the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix everything thoroughly and form into a loaf shape.
- Transfer the Greek meatloaf to the foil lined pan and top with 2 Tbsp of ketchup.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes, covered.
- Remove the cover and bake 10-15 more minutes.