Easy Breezy Turkey Loaf Recipe
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Easy Breezy Turkey Loaf Recipe

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If you think you can’t make meat loaf like Mom does, try this super-easy recipe. Your favorite store-bought spaghetti sauce flavors the moist loaf and the ground turkey saves on calories.—Jo Ann Shappard, Vincennes, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 5 minutes
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 5 minutes
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup garden-style spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 354 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 973mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Pat into an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Spread remaining spaghetti sauce over loaf. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap individual portions of cooled meat loaf in plastic wrap and foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap meat loaf; reheat on a greased shallow baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Easy Breezy Turkey Loaf in Taste of Home August/September 2011, p69

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Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"This was an EASY BREEZY turkey meatloaf. I made my own bread crumbs using sour dough bread, a fire-roasted tomato sauce and I chopped half of the onion and grated the other half. Paired perfectly with garlic red mashed potatoes and spinach, cucumber salad with Italian dressing. Will keep this recipe around for another dinner!"

Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"This is very good. I will cut the black pepper down to a 1/2 of tsp instead of a whole tsp. It was a little to much pepper for my liking."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"My husband was in love with this meal the first time I made it and it couldn't have been easier to make!"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2013

"haven't made it yet. too much sodium"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"maybe a little dry, but I supposed that's expected with lean ground turkey. Excellent flavor and so easy."

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