If you are looking for an easy to make, low SmartPoint meatloaf then look no further! This Turkey Meatloaf, made with ground turkey breast is just 2 SmartPoints per generous slice on the Weight Watchers Blue and Purple plans.
It is 4 SmartPoints per slice on the WW Green plan.
It is tasty, moist and is topped with a delicious tangy tomato sauce that adds perfectly to the overall taste.
Also, importantly (to me at least!) it is simple to make and is freezer friendly! Why not make a couple and freeze one for a healthy, comforting Weight Watchers dinner any day of the week.
Most meatloaf recipes use ground beef or a mixture of ground beef and ground pork but for this one, to keep the SmartPoints really low, I have used ground turkey breast.
Ground turkey breast is zero SmartPoints if you follow the Blue or Purple plans - it has to be pointed if you follow the Green plan.
Just ensure you pick up ground turkey breast - as ground turkey (which will include turkey thigh etc) needs to be pointed as it includes more fat.
If you are looking for a Weight Watchers friendly meatloaf recipe that includes beef then take a look at this hugely popular recipe for the Best Meatloaf.
To help keep this meatloaf nice and moist and to enhance the flavour, I grate the onion instead of finely chopping it.
Of course you don't have to do this, but I do think it improves the texture & flavour so why not try it!
For added flavour, I also add a little Worcestershire sauce, a little salt and pepper, some tomato paste/puree and a crumbled up stock cube / bouillon cube.
Ground Turkey breast can be a little lacking in flavour so these additional ingredients really help to add some yumminess.
Of course the sweet / tangy sauce that tops the meatloaf adds to the overall taste too!
Tips for making this recipe!
- Place the ingredients (excluding the low sugar tomato sauce, a tablespoon of the Worcestershire sauce and the mustard) into a large bowl (picture 1)
- Mix the ingredients together, either with your hands or with a fork but make sure not to overwork it (picture 2).
- Empty the mixture into a non-stick loaf pan. My one measures 8 inches by 4 inches (picture 3)
- Alternatively, you can shape the mixture into a free form meat loaf on a non stick baking sheet - but beware if you make it too long and flat you will need to readjust the cooking time.
- Spread the tomato sauce mixture on top of the meatloaf (picture 4) prior to baking.
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Can I freeze this meatloaf
Yes you can!
Freeze the meatloaf prior to cooking. Wrap the whole thing in saran wrap and then a layer of kitchen foil. You can even buy disposable meatloaf pans to make things super easy!
Defrost the meatloaf thoroughly before cooking and make sure that the internal temp of the meatloaf reaches at least 165°F before serving.
It can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How many SmartPoints in this Meatloaf?
Using the official WW recipe builder I have worked out the SmartPoints for this Turkey Meatloaf for each of the plans.
- Freestyle Plan - 2 SmartPoint per generous serving
- myWW Blue Plan - 2 SmartPoint per generous serving
- myWW Purple Plan - 2 SmartPoint per generous serving
- myWW Green Plan - 4 SmartPoints per generous serving
How I worked out the SmartPoints
I calculated the Weight Watchers SmartPoints for this Turkey Meatloaf using the official WW recipe builder.
Please note that the nutritional information in the recipe card below has been automatically generated and will give you an inaccurate SmartPoint value if you add it to your WW calculator.
This is because it does not account for any of the ingredients being zero SmartPoints on the WW plans. Nor does it account for variations in product brands and types, weights of individual ingredients etc.
Use the recipe builder on your WW App and you will see that the SmartPoint values that I have given are correct 😀 !
- 1 ¼ pound ground turkey breast / turkey breast mince
- 1 medium onion (grated)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 medium egg
- ¼ cup / 60ml skimmed milk
- ½ cup / 60g dried breadcrumbs
- 1 ½ tsp tomato paste / tomato puree
- 1 chicken stock cube / bouillon cube
- ½ tsp ground sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (divided)
- 7 tbsp reduced sugar tomato ketchup ( I used Heinz 50% less sugar & salt tomato ketchup)
- 1 tbsp yellow mustard
- Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F
- Start by grating the onion into a large bowl! This may seem like a strange thing to do but it really helps with both the flavour and texture of this meatloaf.
- Add the ground turkey, the minced garlic, the egg, milk, breadcrumbs and tomato paste.
- Crumble over the stock cube / bouillon cube and add the ground sea salt and black pepper.
- Add one tablespoon of the Worcestershire sauce.
- Mix till the ingredients are well combined.
- Place the mixture into a small loaf pan (mine measured 8 inches by 4 inches).
- In a separate bowl combine the remaining Worcestershire sauce with the tomato ketchup and the yellow mustard.
- Spoon the sauce onto the top of the meatloaf and spread out using the back of the spoon.
- Place in the middle of a preheated oven and cook for 50 - 55 minutes.
- The internal temperature should reach 165°F to ensure that the turkey is cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Enjoy and remember to track!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 630mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 44g
Please be aware that the nutritional information above has been automatically generated. It should therefore be considered as an estimate. The above nutritional information does not account for variations in product brands and types, weights of individual ingredients etc and does not account for many ingredients being zero SmartPoints on the WW plan. Therefore, using these numbers in your WW calculator will often give you an INACCURATE SmartPoint value! PointedKitchen.com has calculated Weight Watchers Smart Points based on the individual ingredients used to make this recipe and not from the following nutritional information. PointedKitchen.com is not responsible for any loss or damage relating to your reliance on this nutritional information.