Hidden Veggie Meatloaf


Yummiest meatloaf I've ever tasted. It has so much flavor and stays very moist. Everyone I've served it to loves it. My kids go crazy over it and don't realize they are consuming veggies. This recipe freezes well. Whenever I take the time to do a recipe that takes time (like chopping veggies) and freezes well, I multiply the recipe, eating one for dinner that night and freezing a few more for later.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • pound ground turkey

  • 1 egg

  • ¾ cup finely chopped celery

  • ¾ cup regular rolled oats

  • ½ cup skim milk

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Combine ground beef, ground turkey, egg, celery, rolled oats, skim milk, ketchup, onion, green pepper, parsley, dry mustard, salt, minced garlic, and black pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined; mixture will be moist. Transfer mixture into a 5x9-inch loaf pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 1 1/2 hours. Meatloaf may still look pink inside due to ketchup.

Cook's Note:

If your children don't like to see vegetables in their meatloaf at all, use your blender and blend the veggies with the milk (I use the chopper blade in a food processor).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
15g Fat
16g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 590mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 524mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.