Cajun Turkey Meatloaf

My friend Laura makes a pretty fierce turkey meatloaf. It was wonderful, but the first time I made it, I loved it but suitNtie found it bland (this from the man who drinks buffalo sauce from a glass, practically). Because I thought the recipe was so great, I searched for a way to spice it up a bit for our family’s needs. This is the result!

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, minced
1 1/4 pounds ground skinless turkey
1 cup of plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 egg white, lightly beaten
3 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp basil
1 heaping tbsp thyme
3/4 tbsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp oregano

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a small non-stick skillet heat the oil. Saute the onion until tender 4-5 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, combine all the spices with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, combine the onion, turkey, bread crumbs, milk, egg white, ketchup, cheese, garlic, blend well, then sprinkle in spices and distribute evenly. Shape into a loaf and transfer to the pan. Bake until browned and cooked through, 50-60 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

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