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Meatloaf Turkey, Whole Wheat Pasta with Basil and Ricotta

wednesdayMeatloaf Turkey, Whole Wheat Pasta with Basil and Ricotta

Turkey Meatloaf

   3/4 pound ground turkey
   3/4 TB olive oil
   1/2 large onion, chopped
   1 1/2 celery stalks, chopped
   1/4 cup oatmeal
   1/4 cup milk
   1 egg
   1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
   1 teaspoon dried oregano
   1 teaspoon salt
   1 teaspoon ground pepper


Heat the oven to 425. Place turkey in large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, add the milk and oats. Pour the egg mixture into the meat mixture and combine. Add celery, onions, garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, season with salt and pepper combine thoroughly. Form into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.

Whole Wheat Pasta with Basil and Ricotta

   1/2 lb whole wheat penne pasta
   1 TB Olive Oil
   1/4 medium onion minced
   1/4 cup red peppers medium chop
   1/4 cup button mushroom
   1 clove garlic minced
   1/2 cup ricotta
   1/2 TB basil
   1 TB lemon juice
   1/2 cup broccoli florets


Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add salt and pasta. Cook penne until al dente (to the bite)
In the interim, using a small saute pan over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onions, garlic and peppers and cook for 2 to 3 minutes without color. Add the mushrooms and saute stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes or until mushrooms start to become soft. Set aside. Using a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese with basil and lemon juice.  Just before pasta is finished cooking add broccoli to the water for 1 to 2 minutes. When broccoli and pasta are done drain well, add cheese mixture and toss well to combine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving  
Calories 570
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 760mg
Protein 37g


Food Group Analysis

Food Group Amount
Grains 2 1/2 oz
Vegetables 2 1/4 cup
Fruits --
Milk 1/4 cup
Meats 3 oz


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$2.48 per person
$9.90 total cost, full meal