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Italian-Style Turkey Meat Loaf

Italian-Style Turkey Meat Loaf is a lightened-up comfort food favorite. Chop up leftover meat loaf and serve in pasta with marinara sauce.

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  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Cook time:55 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Total:1 Hour, 5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.34


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 330
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 187mg
  • Sodium: 875mg

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Italian-Style Turkey Meat Loaf recipe