Italian Turkey Meatloaves

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Italian Turkey MeatloavesRecipe

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Round out the meal with Brussels sprouts and your favorite rice pilaf.

Makes 2 loaves (each loaf makes 6 servings)


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1 pound sliced button mushrooms
2 cups finely chopped onion
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 (7-oz.) container refrigerated basil pesto
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 (20-oz.) packages lean ground turkey


Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Process mushrooms in a food processor until finely ground. Stir together onion, next 5 ingredients, and mushrooms in a large bowl. Combine tomato paste, salt, pepper, and 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce; stir into mushroom mixture.

2. Add turkey to mushroom mixture, and combine, using hands, until well blended. Line 2 (9- x 5-inch) loaf pans with heavy-duty aluminum foil; coat lightly with cooking spray. Divide turkey mixture between prepared pans. Place pans on a foil-lined baking sheet.

3. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes. Spread remaining 8-oz. can tomato sauce over meatloaves. Bake 30 more minutes or until a thermometer inserted in center of meatloaf registers 165°.

4. Let meatloaves stand 10 minutes. Slice and serve 1 loaf. Cool second loaf completely; cover and chill for later use.

Created date

December 2014