Herb-and-Veggie Turkey Loaf

Shorten prep time by using jarred minced garlic and preshredded carrots, which you can also use in Salad With Red Grapefruit-Lemon Vinaigrette. Pair meatloaf with your favorite refrigerated or frozen mashed potatoes prepared with reduced-fat milk.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 7 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hours
Stand: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 203
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 5.6 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 884 mg
Calcium 83 mg


1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup roasted garlic-and-herb pasta sauce, divided
2 pounds lean ground turkey
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup uncooked regular oats
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Vegetable cooking spray
Additional roasted garlic-and-herb pasta sauce (optional)


Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Add carrots, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender; cool slightly.

Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup pasta sauce, turkey, and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl until blended. Shape mixture into a 10- x 5-inch loaf. Place on a rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in broiler pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Spread remaining 1/2 cup pasta sauce over loaf, and bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155°. Cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes. Serve with additional pasta sauce, if desired.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Prego Roasted Garlic-and-Herb Pasta Sauce.

June 2005
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