Oh meatloaf, so yummy, yet so not pretty! That would be my ode to meatloaf! Hehehe! In all seriousness, meatloaf is a great meal for the colder months! It’s full of protein, comforting, and reminds us of grandma’s cooking. A lot of times meatloaf has dairy in it, which is a very common food allergen. So, I set out awhile ago to come up with a recipe that is free of dairy and I have. After many trials, that were just ok, using water or other things, I came across a great product that gave me the creaminess and smoothness that I needed for my dairy free meatloaf!
That product is Ripple Unsweetened Original Pea Milk. It has a great texture, smoothness, and neutral flavor to it, which makes it a great milk substitute!! You will see me use it in a lot of my recipes! This is not an ad by the way, I just really like it!!
My Allergy Friendly Turkey Meatloaf is based on an old farm recipe that I have been making for about 15 years. I stumbled upon this recipe when I was a teenager to make for my family because my parents were both working and I would make dinner. Also, because I have been cooking since I was literally 5 years old! My grandma sent me my first cookbook then and the rest is history! Did anyone else make their first roast chicken at 5 years old? It was called yummy roast chicken and it was so yummy!!! Although, I remember I stuffed the butt with celery and carrots instead of the neck cavity! What, I was five? Hahaha!! Ahh, it still makes me chuckle everytime I clean a chicken or turkey!
Anyway, I digress. Why is it that farm cookbooks have some of the best comfort food??? The basis for this recipe comes from a farm cookbook. This recipe is unique in that it uses bread, instead of bread crumbs. I find that it keeps the meatloaf very moist and gives it a smoother texture than bread crumbs. Also, one of my special touches, is a glaze I put on top to add an extra dash of flavor! I have made this meatloaf so many times and have made so many changes, that I feel like I have perfected it at this point. I hope you get a chance to make it too!!
Allergy Friendly Turkey Meatloaf
-2 lbs ground turkey
-2 slices whole wheat bread
-1 1/4 cup Ripple unsweetened original pea milk
-1 egg, beaten
-1/2 cup rolled oats
-1/4 cup minced onion
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp ground pepper
-1/2 tsp dry mustard
-1/2 tsp celery salt
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-2 tbls ketchup
-olive oil cooking spray
-1/8 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup ketchup
- Comine all meatloaf ingredients (except for cooking spray) in a large bowl. Mix well.
- Spray a loaf pan with the olive oil cooking spray. Put mixture in loaf pan.
- Bake at 350F for 1 hour.
- Combine brown sugar and ketchup to make glaze. Set aside.
- Top meatloaf with glaze and bake for another 15 minutes.
- Let rest for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!