So, this post has no kind of holiday sparkle attached to it. No creative holiday cookies, Christmas roast recipe or sugarplums here (what the heck is a sugarplum any way?)
Instead, I have a basic family friendly recipe that’s fairly easy to make. It’s also nutritious, tasty and hopefully gets one more thing checked off your holiday list this season – meaning taking care of the “What’s for dinner?” list of things to do on the non-celebratory nights.
I don’t know about you but as soon as the calendar turns to December, my kitchen becomes laser focused on homemade gifts, those before mentioned holiday cookies and prepping for a Christmas Eve 7 Fish Dinner and a crowd of 30+ on Christmas Day.
But there’s 31 days in December that dinner still needs to happen.Weekday dinner rescue recipe: Mini Turkey Pizza Meatloaves via @tspbasil Click To Tweet
And this recipe can be that dinner rescue during the holiday prep season.
Here’s my tricks to upping the nutrition to these pizza meatloaves:
- Make mini for instant portion control
- Use extra lean ground turkey to reduce saturated fat
- Add shredded roasted sweet potatoes for flavor and extra nutrients (fiber, Vitamin A, potassium)
- Use whole wheat bread crumbs for a whole grain boost
- Use no salt added pizza sauce to keep sodium in check
For day 2, I chopped the remaining meatloaves into bite sized pieces and served with pasta and more tomato sauce—> instant spaghetti and meatballs!
What are your go-to weeknight dinners during the holiday season?