Kitchen Sink Italian Turkey Meatloaf

George Levinthal


A couple of weeks ago I picked up a package of ground turkey at the store for dinner, but I had no idea what I wanted to do with it. So when I got home I opened the fridge, looked around and started to take things out and put it on the counter. I sorted out a few items and what was left became a meatloaf. It was delicious. I tried it again, this time using the same ingredients but figuring out how much of what to put in and it was still great. So I present it to you to try and enjoy.

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6 - 8


25 Min


1 Hr




2 lb
lean ground turkey
1/2 c
chopped red onion
4 clove
minced garlic
1/2 c
chopped fresh spinach
2 Tbsp
fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp
fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 c
cremini mushrooms, or your preference, chopped
1/3 c
caesar salad dressing
1 tsp
kosher or sea salt
1/2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 c
parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 c
seasoned or plain breadcrumbs
egg, beaten
1/2 c
tomato-basil pasta sauce (or your favorite)

Directions Step-By-Step

Pre-heat your oven to 350 deg. F
Crumble the ground turkey into a large mixing bowl. Add one-half of the cheese and the remaining ingredients, except the pasta sauce. Combine thoroughly.
Scrape the turkey mixture into a well greased loaf pan. Pour on the pasta sauce and then sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
Bake on the middle rack in the oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 155 to 160 deg. F.
Remove from the oven, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. The meatloaf will continue cooking for a few minutes. Slice and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy