Turkey Pinwheel

Turkey Pinwheel

L. Hicks 0

"Italian turkey meat loaf with a surprise spinach filling!"

Ingredients 1 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 306 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 31.9 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 144 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 1043 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a rack into a broiler pan.
  2. Mix together the ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1 teaspoon of salt, and black pepper in a bowl; pat the mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet in a rectangle 10 by 14 inches.
  3. In a bowl, place the spinach, 3/4 cup of Italian cheese, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Lightly combine, and spread the spinach mixture over the meat, leaving a 3/4-inch margin. Pick up one edge of the parchment paper, and roll the edge over, starting with the short end. Continue to roll, pulling back the parchment paper as you go, until the meat is a firm roll. Press seam down, and lay the roll seam-side down into the rack over the roasting pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the roll is cooked through and the juices run clear, about 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer, inserted into the center of the roll, should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  5. Pull the roasting pan from the oven, and spread roll with ketchup; sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Italian cheese blend and 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. Return to oven, and bake until the cheese has melted, about 10 more minutes.
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  1. 34 Ratings


Turkey Pinwheel Haiku: "Swell shift from meatloaf. But tasted 'artificial.' Would need some changes." I prefer AR's "Spinach Turkey Roll" recipe to this one, both of similar ingredients and presentation, but something about this one didn't sit right w/ me. I'm not sure if it was the ketchup instead of spaghetti sauce on top, or the 'synthetically-seasoned' vibe of the Italian seasoning sprinkled on top at the end, but this pinwheel just didn't agree w/ my tastebuds. Only sub I had to make was fresh, torn baby spinach in place of frozen. The one thing that did make me waver on giving this a higher rating was marveling in astonishment as my 3-year old ate her entire plate. (Spinach - really?!? Dessert's on me!)

Jill Faucher-Ross

I'm sure this is a great recipe but they had it listed under low carb recipes and on a low carb diet you can not have any breadcrumbs or ketchup, both of which are ingredients in this recipe. I will try it with tomato puree and find a substitute for the breadcrumbs. You may want to lessen the salt it calls for, too, because cheeses are salty and people often forget that. Other than all of this, it sounds like a really great recipe!


Use low sodium breadcrumbs!!! This was SO SALTY!!