My husband doesn't care much for garlic, so I use elephant garlic, which is milder. He never mentions the garlic being too strong in this recipe, so we're both satisfied with the results. --Delia Kennedy of Deer Park, Washington

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce, eggs, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, basil, oregano and mustard. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.

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  • On a sheet of waxed paper, pat turkey mixture into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with spinach and cheese. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side and peeling waxed paper away while rolling. Seal seam and ends. Place seam side down in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Heat remaining spaghetti sauce; serve over turkey.

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Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 each) equals 230 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 137 mg cholesterol, 395 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; protein 21.2g; carbohydrates 14.3g; fat 11.4g; cholesterol 128.6mg; sodium 410.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (87)

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2008
This is an excellent recipe. I added a few drops of worcestire sauce and garlic salt to the turkey. Also, I added ricotta and feta cheese to the mozarella and spinach mixture, along with one egg to bind them. Lastly, I brushed the top of the loaf with a mixture of the pasta sauce and chili sauce. Thank you very much for the recipe. I will be using it frequently Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2009
This was a very tasty meatloaf, full of flavor and good for you too. I didn't have soft breadcrumbs so I used dried Italian style breadcrumbs but reduced the amount to a 1/2 cup, I also always add a tbs of olive oil per lb of turkey to add a little fat the the mix since turkey is so lean other than that I followed the recipe as written. Those who made comments about this tasting like a giant "meatball" are pretty close to the truth. Honestly though, how far can you expect the taste of this to be from a meatball when one of the main ingredients is pasta sauce? If that really bothers you or you wanted to achieve a different end you can always forgo the pasta sauce and use the more traditional ketchup. However, I liked this recipe very much and will be making it again I am sure :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2009
I got some good ideas from other reviews. I used dry stuffing mix, added extra spaghetti sauce, Worcester sauce and cooking sherry to soften and crush it with a fork. After adding turkey to ingredients it was too moist so I added 1/2 cup of oatmeal. I used fresh baby spinach wilted in the microwave then chopped and added some feta cheese to the mozzarella cheese and spinach. I added a little chili sauce to the remaining spaghetti sauce, spread it on top of the roll, sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top for last 10 min in oven. Even Judy loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2006
Easily one of the best meat loafs I've ever had. I am not a big fan of turkey meat, but this recipe knocked it out of the park. The only change I made was to pour the remainder of the sauce on top of the loaf with the some cheese with about 10 minutes to go. Very good, will most certainly make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
This recipe is a keeper!! Although I don't really see how it could be considered 6 servings, as 2 adults and 1 toddler devoured the entire thing. (Along w/ various veggie side dishes.) I used 3 slices of honey whole wheat bread, torn into pieces, and browned at 225 deg. w/ a little olive oil and fresh herbs, then pulsed in the cuisinart quickly for my bread crumbs. Also added 1/4 c. diced bell pepper and 1 TB worcestershire sauce to the turkey. I was nervous about the rolley part, but it was quite easy. I just wish mine had come out looking as elegant as some of the pictures here! Appearances aside, it tasted delicious! We opted not to serve additional spaghetti sauce on top, but I know that the next go-around, I'll add more sauce to the turkey, and up the seasoning a bit for a little more zip. I didn't have a problem w/ the mildness of the mozzarella inside; in fact, I loved the gooey, cheesy spinach bites, like little meatloaf surprise explosions in my mouth! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2007
Tastes like a giant meatball. If that's what you're after, go for it.Honestly, I may make it again, but with garlic salt. It was alittle bland. I think the suggestions of using fresh spinach are good too. I used frozen. All in all, it's worth another try but with some changes. I was little nervous of Rolling it, but I was pleasantly surprised, it was easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2006
This recipe was great and easy. I used a whole bag of fresh spinch that I microwaved a few mins. until wilted. I used cheddar and leftover spagetti sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Very delicious! I forgot to add the onion so I sprinkled onion powder on top and it still tasted GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
This is one of the best dishes I have ever made! Everyone was speechless, enjoying the flavor. I think the reason a lot of reviewers did not like it is obvious because their review includes major changes they made to their version (fat-free cheese, half the meat called for). This recipe has perfect proportions as is. The only thing I did differently was... using fresh, blanched spinach instead of frozen, and fresh herbs (tablespoon instead of teaspoon) instead of dried. Also, to make it a little healthier I used rolled oats instead of bread crumbs. I took other reviews into consideration when I made it. I cooled the flatten meat in the freezer while I got the spinach all chopped. I baked the loaf for 35 minutes then added the sauce and cooked another ten. Read More
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