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Turkey Meatloaf Bites with Yellow Squash & Onions Topped with Spinach and Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
You will need:
1-1.25 lean ground turkey
breast (if you choose you can use regular ground turkey breast which has 8 grams
of fat per serving vs 1.5 grams of in ground turkey breast)
1 yellow or white or white onion diced
1 clove of garlic minced
1 yellow squash finely diced
1 cup of chopped frozen spinach (or fresh)
1 cup cauliflower fresh or frozen
1/2 cup milk or sour cream (for mashed potatoes)
Butter or butter substitute (optional)
2 tbsp. bread crumbs (regular or italian)
1 can chicken broth or soup base (optional -it just adds more flavor)
1 baked potato or instant mashed (chopped and boiled-or use one cup of instant mash potatoes for convenience and follow instructions)
Pre heat oven to 350
In a non stick skillet with one tablespoon of olive oil add diced onion, squash and garlic.
In a medium to large pot fill three
quarters of the way full and add can of chicken both and add water to meet the three quarter mark. Or add soup base to water to taste.
Bring water to a boil and add cauliflower. Boil for 8-10 minutes (or until cauliflower is able to
mash with a fork easliy)
After onions, squash and garlic are cooked let
cool and mix raw turkey, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, squash and onions.
In a muffin tin coated with cooking spray fill each tin packed with turkey mixture
packing in tightly.
Bake for 30 mintues
While turkey is baking add
spinach to a warm pan and cook for a few mintues and salt and pepper to taste.
When cauliflower is cooked/soft turn off heat and set aside (reserve liquid to use for the mashed potatoes)
In a seperate bowl add liquids you need to the instant mashed potatoes or begin to mash the boiled potatoes if you are making from scratch (using low fat sour cream or butter if fat content is not an issue). After you have the mashed potatoes to the consistency you like with the milk and sour cream add the cauliflower to the
mashed potatoes and mash with a fork until well blended. If needed, use the liquid from the cauliflower boil to add to the potato mixutre until desired consistency.
Remove turkey meatloaf from oven and and top with spinach.
Add a spoonful (or pipe) the mashed potatoes on top of teh spinach and serve