Meal Kit

Pesto Turkey Meatloaf

with Parmesan pecan butternut squash

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Tree Nuts (Pecans), Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Cubed Butternut Squash
  • 10 oz. Ground Turkey
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    1 oz. Basil Pesto
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    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
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    ⅗ oz. Butter
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    ½ oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
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    ½ oz. Roasted Pecan Pieces
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Onion Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using ground beef, roast until loaves reach minimum internal temperature, 25-30 minutes.

  • If using ground pork, roast until loaves reach minimum internal temperature, 28-32 minutes.

  • If using Impossible burger, roast until loaves reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 25-30 minutes.

  1. 1

    Start the Butternut Squash

    Halve any large butternut squash pieces to roughly match smaller pieces.

    Place on prepared baking sheet and toss with half the onion salt (reserve remaining for meatloaves) and 1 tsp. olive oil. Spread into an even layer.

    Roast in hot oven until squash begins to soften, 10-15 minutes.

    While butternut squash roasts, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Form Meatloaves

    Coarsely crush pecans.

    In a mixing bowl, combine panko, ground turkey, remaining onion salt, and a pinch of salt.

    Form mixture into two evenly-sized, oval-shaped loaves.

  3. 3

    Finish Butternut Squash and Roast Meatloaves

    Carefully remove baking sheet from oven. Push butternut squash to one side of baking sheet. Baking sheet will be hot! Use a utensil.

    Add meatloaves to now-empty side of baking sheet.

    Roast in hot oven until squash is tender and meatloaves reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 20-25 minutes.

    While butternut squash and meatloaves roast, continue recipe.

  4. 4

    Make the Butter

    In a microwave-safe bowl, combine garlic pepper and butter. Microwave until butter melts, 30-40 seconds.

    Carefully remove bowl from microwave.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Remove baking sheet from oven.

    Top butternut squash with garlic butter and stir to coat. Sheet will be hot! Use a utensil.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping meatloaf with pesto and red pepper flakes (to taste). Garnish butternut squash with cheese and crushed pecans. Bon appétit!

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