Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf Recipe
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Turkey Spinach Meat Loaf Recipe

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Ground turkey in this recipe lovers the fat while spinach gives the meat loaf even more nutritional value. The spinach also helps keep the texture moist...and the green flecks add such pretty color to the slices.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablepoon canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons 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)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 299 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in oil until tender; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, lemon juice, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Stir in the bread crumbs, spinach and reserved onion. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into a 12-in. x 5-in. loaf; place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon salsa over top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Drizzle with butter; bake 30-35 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 10 slices.
Originally published as Turkey Meat Loaf in Light & Tasty February/March 2001, p14

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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NyxRizzi User ID: 1335843 70973
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

"Years ago I started using ground turkey in place of ground beef. A good meatloaf recipe was missing from my life, until I found this one. I've made it a few times now and it is always delicious. Very flavorful. Even people who dislike spinach have enjoyed this meatloaf. I've found my healthier meatloaf replacement!"

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