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Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

In our house we’ve definitely heard a defeated, “Meatloaf again?” before. Then we made this and now it’s “Meatloaf again!”
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  • Portions 8
recipe image Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf


  • 3 Tbsp. (45 mL) Becel® Buttery Taste margarine*
  • 10 ounces (300 g) cremini mushrooms or white mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. (500 g) lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) quinoa, cooked according to package directions (about 1 cup cooked)
  • 4 slices sandwich bread, processed into crumbs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) no salt added tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) salt
Energy (kcal)0 kcal
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Protein (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)0.0 g
Sugar (g)0.0 g
Fibre (g)0.0 g
Fat (g)0.0 g
Saturated fat (g)0.0 g
Unsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)0.0 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)0 mg
Sodium (mg)0 mg
Salt (g)0.00 g
Vitamin A (IU)0 IU
Vitamin C (mg)0.0 mg
Calcium (mg)0 mg
Iron (mg)0.00 mg
Potassium (mg)0 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (176°C). Spray 8 muffin cups with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. Melt Becel® Buttery Taste margarine in large nonstick skillet and cook mushrooms, zucchini and onion, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are starting to brown and tender, about 8 minutes; let cool.
  3. Combine mushroom mixture with ground turkey, cooked quinoa, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup (125 mL.) tomato sauce, egg and pepper.
  4. Divide mixture evenly into prepared muffin cups. Bake 25 minutes.
  5. Blend remaining tomato sauce, brown sugar and salt in small bowl.
  6. Brush tops with tomato mixture and return to oven until meatloaf is thoroughly cooked, about 5 minutes.

TIP: For a gluten free version, replace whole wheat bread with gluten free bread.

*Becel® Gold in Quebec.

TIP: No muffin pan? Just form mixture into a loaf and arrange in shallow roasting pan. Bake 40 minutes. Brush top of loaf with tomato mixture and return to oven until meatloaf is thoroughly cooked, about 8 minutes.