Thanksgiving Mini Meatloafs

Thanksgiving Mini Meatloafs

Thanksgiving Mini Meatloaves

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!!!  I’m sooooo excited to share this recipe with you!  Thanksgiving Mini Meatloaves have all the seasonal flavors you love, is easy to make, clean, and packed into only 203 calories!!!!  This recipe is a must try!!!!

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Thanksgiving Mini Meatloaves Recipe


  • 1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries, chopped
  • 5 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Vidalia onion
  • 1 tsp or 1 large clove of chopped garlic
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs (whole wheat panko bread crumbs can be difficult to find in grocery stores)
  • 1/4 tsp of ground sage
  • 1/4 tsp of ground thyme
  • 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup of organic ketchup (I like Target’s Simply Balanced Ketchup)
  • Optional topping:  fresh thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, cover chopped cranberries with warm water to soften, and set aside.
  3. Bring a large sauté pan sprayed with non-stick spray to medium-high heat.  Add cauliflower rice, celery, and onion.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until mostly softened. (I like Target’s Made by Design covered saute pan)  
  4. Add garlic to the skillet, and cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Transfer skillet contents to a large bowl.  Add all remaining ingredients except the ketchup.
  6. Drain the cranberries, and pat dry.  Add half of the cranberries to the large bowl.  Mix bowl thoroughly.
  7. Evenly fill muffin pan with meatloaf mixture, and smooth out the tops.
  8. Add ketchup to the remaining cranberries, and mix well.  Spread ketchup mixture over the Meatloaves.
  9. Bake until firm with lightly browned edges, about 35 minutes.


Nutritional Info

I found this recipe from Lisa Lillien’s “Hungry Girl Clean and Hungry Obsessed” cookbook.  This recipe makes about 5 servings (2 Meatloaves per serving), and each serving contains 203 calories, 5.5g of total fat, 346mg of sodium, 20g of carbs, 4g of fiber, 11g of sugar, and 20g of protein.

Please give this recipe a try.  It’s literally thanksgiving dinner in a fraction of the calories for a fraction of the time it takes to make Thanksgiving dinner.  I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving with your friends and family tomorrow.  I’d love to hear from you on what your favorite dishes are this holiday season.

Happy Holidays,

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