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Chris's Incredible Italian Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Chris's Incredible Italian Turkey Meatloaf

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"A household favorite, I created this recipe after giving up flour, cheese and most sugar. It is a turkey meatloaf with an Italian touch."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, sausage, eggs, oats, onion and milk. Season with 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt. Mix well and form into a loaf. Place into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together the spaghetti sauce, hot sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke. Smooth over the entire meatloaf.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2008

Super Good. Used Italian Bread Crumbs instead of Oatmeal & Lipton Onion Soup Mix instead of Onion since some family members are not fans of chunks of onions. This was a big hit.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 15, 2011

The recipe as is was not that impressive, thus 3 stars. However the sauce was very good and with some modifications I think it would be a good meal for our family. I followed the advice of other reviewers and omitted the milk - this was a good call, the consistency of the loaf was perfect and made great sandwiches the next day. I also omitted the italian seasoning, and next time would go for maybe 1/2# of turkey sausage, and up the plain turkey. I think those are the only necessary changes - the sauce was great, the consistency was good, it just was too italian seasoned for me, and I skipped the extra seasoning even. The oats blended in really well.

Jan 27, 2006

Because I'm on Weight Watchers, I substituted fat-free egg substitute for the real eggs, soy milk for the cow's milk, and took pains to use the lowest calorie spaghetti sauce I could find (which turned out to be Classico's Fire-Roasted Tomato and Garlic) and the 93% fat-free ground turkey. It tasted *amazing*, especially when you remeber how bland turkey can be. Not so here! It never firmed enough up in the oven to slice cleanly without falling apart - it was a touch mushy, which means no leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I think leaving the milk out might help with that issue.

Jul 23, 2007

My family Loved it! It was flavorful and moist. We also thought that the texture was just fine. Now, my apologies because I intended on staying close to the original recipe but due to circumstances some things were modified...I did use 1 and 1/2 tsp. of the Italian seasoning in the meat (after reading some of the other reviews) and 3 cloves of minced garlic. I used 1 pound pork sausage with the ground turkey, because that's what I had. The sauce for the top was modified because I don't buy sauce, but the sauce I made was simple and completely winged so anyone can do it in a pinch. And lastly I did double the hot sauce drops. The meatloaf was much larger then I was expecting and at 350 degrees it took around 2 hours to bake. If you're in need of the Simple sauce...I used 1-14oz can diced tomatoes, 1-6oz can tomato paste, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp. basil and 1/4 tsp thyme.

Jan 05, 2004

I always make meatloaf with ground turkey and ground pork, but my husband and I really enjoyed this version with the mild turkey sausage. I followed the instructions exactly and the result was YUMMY! I don't know how kids might like this recipe due to the spicy tomato based sauce.

Mar 02, 2008

I just made this for dinner tonight. Yummy! I loved the way the oats bound everything together - and you couldn't even tell they were there once it was cooked. I also added a little shredded carrot to increase the veggie factor and add a little more color to the mix. As other reviewers said, I didn't have liquid smoke, so I used BBQ sauce for the topping - delish! It adds just the right amount of interest to the topping. Did I already say yummy? Yummy!

Nov 13, 2008

definitely yummers! easily halved the recipe -- just scale for 3 instead of 6. (btw, 2 italian sausages equal half a pound. i used jennie-o turkey italian links) beside that i followed the recipe exactly, well, except i didn't use any milk. oh, and i sauteed the onion & fresh garlic instead of using powder --the texture was perfect, the taste outstanding. my family loved it. i'm looking forward to a sammie for lunch! yum

Nov 16, 2006

I loved this. Even as leftovers. Quick and easy to prepare. I tried with bread crumbs, but it was more mushy. The oats give it great texture and keep the perfect moisture. Don't put too much liquid smoke in the sauce, because it easily can become overbearing. It does add something unique to the recipe though.


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  • Calories
  • 434 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 182 mg
  • 61%
  • Fat
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 34.4 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 1327 mg
  • 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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