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