The traditional meatloaf dinner with a serious upgrade by swapping in lean ground turkey, adding mushrooms and onions, and topping with a little BBQ sauce and cheese. Everything cooks on one sheet pan for easy cleanup!
Nutrition Tip: If you are searching for an alternative to red meat, ground turkey is lower in saturated fat but does not skimp on the high protein content.
If you’re looking for a quick sheet pan dinner recipe that’s packed with nutrition and health benefits, this recipe is perfect for you! It’s easy to prepare, and will be a family favorite! This recipe also uses foil or parchment paper, which makes clean-up quick and easy.
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Our Mini BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe Is Perfect For Busy Nights
Make this delicious sheet pan dinner recipe using a large sheet pan and a mixing bowl. Line the sheet pans with foil or parchment paper. This dish is ready in less than half the time of a traditional meatloaf baked in a loaf pan!
And, because we’re using turkey in place of ground beef, it’s also a lot healthier as well. Furthermore, this meatloaf is lighter and requires less moisture to be added to the mix than ground beef meatloaves typically require.
Our Mini BBQ Turkey Meatloaf makes a great meal to freeze too. The meatloaf freezes well and can be reheated in the microwave or refrigerator.
We wouldn’t recommend freezing the potatoes though. Instead, you could heat and eat the meatloaves when you’re ready and just pair them with steamed green beans and a side salad. Or you could make fresh mashed potatoes if you really want the meat and potatoes taste.
Nutrition Benefits of Our Mini BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Sheet Pan Dinner
This recipe is a great example of healthy meatloaf, made with ground turkey and vegetables. It’s easy to make and packed with nutritious ingredients. It’s also convenient to make ahead of time making it perfect for meal prepping.
When it comes to getting our daily dose of nutrients, we often turn to so-called “superfoods” like kale and quinoa. But there are plenty of other lesser-known foods that pack a powerful nutritional punch. Take green beans, for example. These humble vegetables are a good source of fiber, vitamins C and K, and manganese. They’re also low in calories and have a high water content, making them a great addition to any weight loss plan.
Onions may not be the most glamorous of vegetables, but they’re certainly one of the most versatile. From soups and stews to salads and stir-fries, onions can be used in just about any dish. They’re also a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and chromium—a mineral that helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Our dish also contains a generous amount of protein, and yet is lower in calories than ground beef. In fact, one serving of the entire meal clocks in at just 382 calories and 32 grams of protein. You won’t miss the ground beef, and you will still enjoy a flavorful and filling meal!
BBQ Sauce is the Tasty Topping Your Family Won’t Expect, But Will Come to Love
When it comes to meatloaves, some might say that ketchup is the only way to go. But we beg to differ – barbecue sauce is where it’s at. Here’s why:
For one, barbecue sauce is packed with flavor. From sweet to smoky to tangy, there’s a sauce out there for everyone. And when you slather it on top of a juicy meatloaf, you’re in for a real treat.
Plus, barbecue sauce is the perfect way to add a little bit of personality to your dish. Whether you want to keep things simple with just a plain old bottle of BBQ or get creative with homemade sauces, it’s up to you. Either way, your meatloaf will be delicious.
So next time you’re in the mood for meatloaf, reach for the BBQ sauce instead of the ketchup.
Mini BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Sheet Pan Dinner
- 1 pound lean ground turkey breast
- 1 large egg beaten
- 4 ounces mushrooms finely chopped
- 1/2 small sweet onion finely chopped
- 1/2 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
- 1 pound potatoes
- 12 ounces green beans
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
- 1/4 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 425F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil coated with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix turkey, egg, mushrooms, onion and breadcrumbs in large bowl. Divide into fourths. Place on prepared baking sheet and form into 4 mini loaves
- Toss potatoes, green beans, oil, salt and pepper together. Spread on baking sheet.
- Bake 20-30 minutes, or until meatloaves reach an internal temperature of 165F. Top meatloaves with 1 Tbsp. each BBQ sauce and cheese. Return to oven and bake additional 2 minutes, or until cheese melts.