Sitting down to an amazing meal with your family in just half an hour is now a reality with this moist and flavorful meatloaf dinner. My family absolutely loves this meatloaf! My husband would most likely say that it’s his favorite dish; second only to my 30-Minute Sausage and Ravioli Skillet, which is his newest favorite. Now, it can be your family’s favorite too!
I take great pride in making our meals as healthy as possible. Using lean turkey is a great way to trim down your dishes. The perfectly portioned mini meatloaves are packed with cheese, garlic, herbs and pasta sauce. Served with Simple Garlic and Lemon Green Beans this is sure to be a favorite at your house – one that you will be proud to prepare! The entire meal goes from prep to plate in just 30 minutes!
With love from our Simple Kitchen to yours!
Cheesy Italian Mini Meatloaf and Garlic-Lemon Green Beans
- 1 lb extra lean ground turkey (99% lean)
- 4 wedges spreadable low calorie cheese, garlic and herb flavor (I used Laughing Cow)
- ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (.5-oz)
- 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
- 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 cup roasted garlic and onion pasta sauce (divided)
- Non stick olive oil spray
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
Garlic-Lemon Green Beans:
- 1 lb green beans, stems snapped off
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ cup water
- ½ lemon
Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare muffin tin with non stick olive oil spray. Set aside.
Reserve ⅓ cup pasta sauce. Combine remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well with hands. Portion mixture into muffin tin, filling 8 cups with mixture. Gently press down on meatloaf. Spread reserved sauce over top of the meatloafs.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until meatloaves are cooked through.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy.
Once mini meatloaves are in the oven begin preparing Garlic and Lemon Green Beans.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil. Slice garlic cloves and add to the pan. Stir and allow garlic to cook for about 30 seconds-1 minute.
Add green beans, sprinkle with salt and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover squeeze in juice of ½ lemon and stir. Allow to cook until liquid is nearly evaporated, about 3-5 minutes.
Remove from skillet and place beans in a serving dish. Serve and enjoy!