Posted: 10:34 am Thursday, June 30th, 2016

By Staff Writer

meatloaf_with_cauliflower_mashed_potatoesIf you love home cooked meatloaf and mashed potatoes, but stay away from cooking it because it’s loaded with carbs and calories, this week’s Skinny Dawg meal is for you. By using ground turkey instead of ground beef, you’re reducing calories and fat, and it still tastes great. Also, this meatloaf is extremely quick to prepare and is great the next day as left overs.

What goes better with meatloaf than mashed potatoes? Unfortunately, regular mashed potatoes are loaded with carbs and calories. By substituting cauliflower for the potatoes, you significantly cut the carbs and calories and get the added fiber. The cauliflower will take on the flavor of the ingredients that you mix with them, so you’ll feel like you’re eating garlic mashed potatoes with none of the guilt!


Cook Time: 55 minutes  Servings: 8  Calories: 264    Carbs: 16g      Fat:  9g     Protein: 28.5g


  •  2lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1-pkg Stove Top Stuffing Mix
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2c. Water
  • 1/4c. Ketchup

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Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” 

 Cook Time: 45 minutes  Servings: 4  Calories: 61    Carbs: 9g      Fat:  2g     Protein: 4g


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon I can’t believe it’s not butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 5-6 mini chicken bouillon cubes
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Cut stems and leaves off of cauliflower and chop into florets
  2. Bring pot of water to a boil, placing bouillon cubes into water
  3. Boil cauliflower for 35-40 minutes, until very soft
  4. Place cauliflower and milk, butter, and garlic into blender and puree
  5. Serve “mashed potatoes” in bowls, sprinkling them with Parmesan cheese (optional)

Heather Taylor is the Digital Brand Manager for Cox Media Group Athens and is an on-air personality for Magic 102.1. Each Skinny Dawg recipe is prepared, reviewed, and photographed by Heather prior to sharing with the Magic 102.1 audience.

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