You are here: Home » Recipes » Miracle Makeover Meatloaf Miracle Makeover Meatloaf Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 10 servings Prep 20 mins Cook 65 mins Ground turkey and chopped walnuts make this meatloaf a healthful choice. California Walnut Board PrintEmail Ingredients Meatloaf:2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 large onion, finely minced1 -- rib celery, minced1 -- carrot, peeled and grated2 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon dried thyme1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 cup fresh, whole wheat breadcrumbs1/2 cup skim milk1 large large egg1 large egg white, beaten1 cup finely chopped walnuts1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley3 tablespoons tomato ketchup1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1-1/2 pound ground turkey meat -- Tomato ketchup, for brushing the pan -- Parsley sprigs for garnishRed Bell Pepper and Tomato Sauce:2 -- large red bell peppers, roasted, peeled and chopped1 -- 28-ounce can organic tomato sauce1 1/4 teaspoons salt -- Freshly ground black pepper1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes Instructions Preheat the oven to 350F. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the celery, carrot, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool. In a medium bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and milk; let sit for 10 minutes. Add the egg and egg white; mix well. Add the walnuts, parsley, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Add the cooked vegetable mixture and turkey; using one hand, mix and squeeze together, to combine well. Don’t over mix or the meatloaf will be tough. Brush a nonstick or glass 9- by 5- by 4-inch loaf pan with ketchup. Gently press the meatloaf mixture into the pan, then place the loaf pan into a shallow cookie sheet to catch any drippings in the oven. Bake until a thermometer inserted into the middle reads 165F, about 1 hour. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. To make the sauce, while the meatloaf is cooking, place the bell peppers, tomato sauce, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes in a blender; blend until smooth. Transfer to a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Unmold the meatloaf onto a serving platter and serve with the hot Red Bell Pepper and Tomato Sauce and garnish with parsley sprigs.