Saw this on Pinterest a while back and had to try it. It starts with meatloaf, most people use ground beef for their meatloaf but I don’t buy ground beef anymore. I use ground turkey in everything that you would normally use ground beef in.
I know everyone has their preference, side by side ground beef and ground turkey have about the same amount of calories and total fat, ground beef has more protein (Healthline). However, ground turkey has a significantly lower amount of saturated fat and that is the one that I look at when it comes to heart health for my family. In addition, I can get Ground Turkey for $1.66 per meal. I usually save green bean casserole for Thanksgiving but my family loves it so I try to make it more often. Here’s how I make Turkey Meatloaf Mashed Potato Muffins, Green Bean Casserole for $5.30.
Here’s how I made it:
These are the instructions, I have the entire recipe below. Combine turkey, onion, egg and seasoned bread crumbs in a bowl, mix well.
Spray the muffin tins with baking spray and use an ice scream scoop to fill each cup, I filled all 12 evenly. Bake in the oven 450 for 15 minutes.
While the meatloaf is baking make mashed potatoes, you will probably want to get the potatoes boiling before you start the meatloaf. Mash the potatoes however you normally do, some people use milk and butter, you do what works for you. When the meatloaf is done top each one with a scoop of mashed potatoes (make sure you’ve washed your ice cream scoop). Sprinkle paprika on top and put it back in the oven to crisp the top of the potatoes a little bit.
They turned out gorgeous and this meal cost me $5.30 for the whole thing plus leftovers. Here’s how I did it:
1 LB Ground Turkey $1.66 (See how I get Turkey for $1.66 lb HERE)
1 LB Potatoes $ .29 (10lb bag of potatoes is $2.99)
1 Egg $ .10
1 Onion Chopped $.25
Seasoned Bread Crumbs 1/2 Cup $.25
2 Cans Green Beans $1.00 (For green bean casserole)
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup $ .50
1/2 Can French Fried Onions $1.00
Milk for meatloaf and green beans $ .25
Total for Turkey Meatloaf Mashed Potato Muffins and Green Bean Casserole $5.30 plus we had 1/2 the pan for leftovers. Here are more $5 Meal Ideas for the whole family.
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