Herb-and-Veggie Turkey Loaf

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.

Southern Living JUNE 2005

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Cook time: 7 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Bake: 1 Hour
  • Stand: 10 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 203
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 5.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 884mg
  • Calcium: 83mg

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