Italian-Style Turkey Meat Loaf

Italian-Style Turkey Meat LoafRecipe
Photo: Alison Gootee; Styling: Gerri Williams
Italian-Style Turkey Meat Loaf is a lightened-up comfort food favorite. Chop up leftover meat loaf and serve in pasta with marinara sauce.


Serves 6

Cost per Serving:

Total time: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 55 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 330
Fat 16 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 37 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 187 mg
Sodium 875 mg


2 slices firm white sandwich bread, torn into small pieces
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. milk
2 pounds lean (93 percent) ground turkey
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 tablespoons ketchup


1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray. Mash bread together with milk in a large bowl until smooth.

2. Add turkey, Parmesan, parsley, eggs, salt, onion and garlic powders, oregano and 2 Tbsp. ketchup to bowl; mix well. Form into a 9-by-5-inch loaf on baking sheet. Spread remaining ketchup on top.

3. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meat loaf registers 165ºF, 45 to 50 minutes. Turn broiler to high and broil meat loaf to crisp exterior, 1 to 3 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving.