Turkey Meat Loaf

by | Mar 1, 2016 | main dish

I’ve been prompted to share some new recipes I’ve made recently. Changing my eating habits since January 1, has caused me to learn a different way to cook with lots of new recipes.

One is Turkey Meat Loaf. In it, we’ve found our new favorite meat loaf!

Not only is it delicious, it’s healthy too.

I originally found this recipe from Taste of Home, but I adapted it a bit by using rolled oats instead of bread crumbs to make it even a little more healthy. The original recipe had butter melted over the top, but I chose to leave it off. The spinach adds flavor and more healthy benefits, as well.

It was a hit with my family!

Turkey Meat Loaf


Turkey Meat Loaf

1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup 2% milk
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs (about 5 slices) I used 2-1/2 cups chopped rolled oats instead of bread crumbs.
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
1/2 cup salsa

1. In a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender; set aside. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, lemon juice, salt, basil, oregano and pepper.Add the bread crumbs (or oats), spinach and reserved onion; stir to combine. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix until blended.

2. Shape into a 12-in. x 5-in. loaf; place in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Spread salsa over top.

3. Bake uncovered, at 350º oven for 1 hour, or until meat thermometer inserted near center reads 160º . Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.






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  1. Michele Morin

    This sounds excellent, and I just bought a lot of turkey on sale — sounds like it’s time to do some experimenting with it!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Michele! Perfect timing! I hope you like it as much as I do. Blessings to you!

  2. joanneviola

    Julie, I have tried turkey meatloaf before and wasn’t a fan. But your recipe has grabbed with two of your ingredients which are favorites of mine – spinach and salsa. I am definitely trying this one so thank you for sharing it!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Turkey meatloaf isn’t for every one, but the spinach really makes it extra good. I hope you like it, Joanne. If you don’t, you won’t hurt my feelings by telling me so. Bless you, friend!

    • Julie Lefebure

      I do too! There’s so much we can do to change things up with turkey. Thanks, Lauren!

  3. Tara

    That looks awesome. I’m going to have to try this.

    • Julie Lefebure

      It’s yummy. Let me know if you try it, friend!

  4. betsydecruz

    Julie, this looks fantastic! Right now, we’re on a “some days vegan, some days vegetarian” diet until Easter. (Thanks to my daughter!) But I’m going to pin this recipe and try it after Easter. My husband does not like beef meatloaf, but I bet he would love this! Anything with spinach and salsa has to be good! Thanks!

    • Julie Lefebure

      We really like it, Betsy. I hope you do, too!


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