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Italian Style Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Italian Style Turkey Meatloaf

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"Healthy, low-fat version of a favorite with an Italian flair."

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Original recipe makes 1 meatloaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Prepare a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix turkey, egg, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic, black pepper, and salt in a large bowl; shape into a loaf and put into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Spoon about half the tomato sauce over the loaf and continue baking until the meatloaf is no longer pink in the center, 10 to 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Rest meatloaf 5 to 10 minutes before slicing to serve.
  4. While the meatloaf rests, warm remaining tomato sauce in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; serve with the sliced meatloaf.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 08, 2014

This meatloaf does not fill the pan very high - will double the recipe next time. Tomato sauce with some dried basil sprinkled over is a perfect topping, but I may just try pasta sauce in the future.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2014

It was too bland and very mushy not firm.


25 Ratings

Apr 08, 2014

I followed the recipe as written and it was super simple and a big hit - great combination! So much so that the next time I saw ground turkey on sale, I made enough for 3, put each in it's own freezer bag and stored them for easy week night dinners, just thaw and bake. Thanks for the addition to my " freezer food" repertoire!

Jan 26, 2014

This recipe is amazing! Followed above with no alterations using new Newman own tomato sauce. Very moist, tasteful, and healthy! I will definitely be making this again!

Jan 09, 2014

I give this recipe 5 stars. I baked it as per the recipe using gluten free breadcrumbs and adding italian seasoning to them. I then topped it with a brownsugar/ketchup/mustard glaze I found on this site instead of the tomato sauce. yummy!!!!!!

Jan 25, 2014

What a simple wonderful meal!! Very flavorful, I added some diced onions and used lemon pepper instead of black pepper and it was great!! Add the extra tomato sauce on top ad sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and you're good to go.

Sep 10, 2014

Really really good recipe. I added minced onion and shredded carrot, used Italian bread crumbs with romano cheese, and like another reviewer, used Herbes de Provence instead of Italian seasoning. Added a lot of depth but next time I`ll use a little less - forgot how much stronger it is! The texture of the meatloaf was perfect, very moist although I did crank up the heat for the last 15 minutes. Also made a sauce out of brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard and it was tasty. My only complaint is how small it was. Next time I`ll use 2 lbs per loaf AND make several of them to freeze! Thanks for the great recipe!

Sep 07, 2014

Made this for dinner the other night. Super quick, easy, and required ingredients I pretty much already had on hand! I didn't have any fresh garlic so I used a bit of garlic salt (just a pinch) and I used ketchup instead of tomato sauce. My husband liked it so much he asked me to make it again tonight!


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  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 651 mg
  • 26%

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

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