Heart Shaped Turkey Meatloaf

*These Heart Shaped Turkey Meatloaves are the perfect meal to make your family on Valentine’s Day! It comes together so easy, and everyone will love seeing a cute little heart on their plate!*

 

Listen. I’m not going to lie to you. Making dinner just sucks.

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Does anybody really enjoy making dinner for a family who 75% of the time won’t touch it? Is it worth the hassle of even checking Pinterest for a ‘weeknight meal’ only to have the energy for Cheerios?

I mean, I get home at 4 from getting my daughter from school. FOUR! That’s basically when I have to start preparing dinner, but who can mentally prepare for that after you do school pick up. With homework, or dance, or soccer, or the ‘I can’t find my dance shoes’  dilemma…Dinner is just so inconvenient ;).

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So I won’t lie and say that every night is a Pinterest night. I just have to mentally tell my self no and save myself the headache. Especially when my husband get’s off work at 8, I just.can.not.

But on the nights where I do try a little harder, the reward is so great. Not for the kids, but for me. Usually that means leftovers, and leftovers means mommy’s lunch, and having something other than your child’s left over sandwich is the best thing ever!

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I will say though, that my oldest two each ate a full sized heart of these cute little meat loafs, which made me re-consider my anti Pinterest dinners…Almost.

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Heart Shaped Turkey Meatloaf
 
Ingredients
  • A little more than 1½ pounds of ground turkey
  • ½ c. parmesan
  • ½ c. breadcrumbs
  • 1 package organic ranch dressing seasoning packet
  • 1 egg
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, pressed or chopped
  • ¼ c. milk
  • 1 TB. worcestershire sauce
  • light sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • (Topping Spread)
  • ¾ c. ketchup
  • 2 TB. mustard
  • 2 TB. coconut sugar
  • 1 TB. worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven In a bowl, fold together the ingredients for the meatloaf.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, press the meatloaf into the cutter. Then press the meat out onto the parchment paper.
  3. Bake the meatloaf for 20-25 minutes. (You want the meatloaf to be almost done, but not quite yet.
  4. While the meatloaf is cooking, mix together the sauce for the topping. When you pull the meatloaf out, spread the sauce on top of the hearts.
  5. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until done.

Heart Shaped Turkey Meatloaf via The Diva Dish

Heart Shaped Turkey Meatloaf via The Diva Dish

So what is your favorite weeknight meal that’s quick, easy, and everybody loves?! Do they exist?!

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