Healthy Turkey Loaf
Whipped up this low fat number while on a diet/workout program. GREAT beef meatloaf substitute. My husband, the meatloaf lover, just LOVES this loaf and it is SO easy to mix up, freeze and bake later for a quick meal!
Whipped up this low fat number while on a diet/workout program. GREAT beef meatloaf substitute. My husband, the meatloaf lover, just LOVES this loaf and it is SO easy to mix up, freeze and bake later for a quick meal!
Pretty good, but had to cook longer, like 40 minutes instead. Tried a 2nd one with some light bbq sauce poured across a "ditch" on the top... and wow.. that was good.Read More
So easy to make and has a great mildly spicy flavor. You must double the recipe to fit a regular loaf pan and double the cooking time at 375 degrees.
I used 1 lb. of lean ground turkey and doubled the rest of the ingrediants. It took about 50 minutes to cook and I also added fresh basil leaves to the top of the loaf about 3/4 of the way through cooking and a some sliced roma tomatos at the same time, made it look good plus the fresh basil tasted good too. As recipe said, I added lemon pepper to taste and this loaf is healthy and tasty. A winner.
For all the not so positive comments made about turkey loaf I have to say this...I have not made this loaf yet, but like the idea of the salsa so I will be trying it. I do however ALWAYS and ONLY make meat loaf using turkey. I also only use wheat germ to hold it all together (instead of bread crumbs or crackers or something). Just substitute same measuring. Some may not like that texture, but my little family loves it and we usually eat the whole thing in one meal. I also use one pound of turkey, and still one egg. Just play around with it, you will figure it out. Just keep in mind that it is REALLY good for you and can make it just as yummy as your other meat loaf. I also have added lots of garlic or worchestersire sauce.
I was a bit skeptical about this, but it came out really good. As suggested I doubled all of the ingredients except for the egg and baked it for 60 minutes at 350. Also, I mixed a little bit of ketchup and worcestershire sauce and brushed it on the top before cooking, which made a nice glaze. Would definitely make this again.
My family loved this one. I likewise used 1 lb. of turkey for an hour. Also, instead of eggs, I used egg beaters and homemade salsa. I was so deluged by compliments and request I had to make a second one before the end of the week!
I've made this meatloaf for friends and family several times now, and it's always a big hit. I double the recipe, and it's normally done in about an hour. Great with pineapple or other fruit salsa.
Extremely yummy and easy! I basically tripled the ingredients because I used one-and-a-half lb's. of ground turkey. I made a nice big meatloaf and fed a family of four, including 1 very hungry hubby, and 2 very hungry teenage boys. There was only 1 sliver leftover! I served it with the "Green Beans with Bread Crumbs" recipe listed on this website, and both dishes were a huge hit with the family!! Will absolutely make this healthy dinner again and again!! :)
I love this meatloaf. I used 1 lb of turkey so I doubled the ingredients. It was a little too runny, so I added more bread crumbs and baked for 45-1 hour. It was wonderful.
This was moist and delicious. I did however double the recipe, subbed 1/2 c. egg beaters for the egg and wheat germ instead of bread crumbs. I also sauteed my veggies in e.v.o.o. before mixing into the turkey mixture. It was deeeelish.
Pretty good, but had to cook longer, like 40 minutes instead. Tried a 2nd one with some light bbq sauce poured across a "ditch" on the top... and wow.. that was good.
This high protein, low-fat recipe was great! Very moist, and tasty! I doubled the recipe, and had to cook it for about an hour, and I raised the temperature to 400 to reach the safe 165 degrees for turkey. Really liked this, will definitely make again soon! The only thing: mine didn't look so pretty, did anyone have better luck with presentation?
This was absolutely delicious! I had to hide the leftovers from my fiance or we wouldn't have had anything for lunch today! I used 1 lb of ground turkey, diced 1/2 a red bell pepper and 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, added seeded/diced jalapeno, 1/3 cup salsa, no egg (we didn't have any), 1/4 cup bread crumbs and seasoned with garlic, salt, black pepper, and lemon pepper to taste. (If you want it spicier, add crushed red pepper) It came out delectable and much less runny than the first time when I used both the egg and the salsa. I suggest using one or the other. Cooked for 40 mins at 375. Perfect ????
I followed the original recipe, but cooked it with 2 lbs. I ended up cooking it in 2 one pound loafs at 375F for 50 minutes a piece. I checked the internal temperature of the loaf after it was removed from the oven and it was cooked throughly after 50 minutes. The only change I had to do was add some more bread crumbs because the salsa and eggs made it a bit runny. Other than that, this is THE best turkey loaf I have EVER made.
Very easy to mix, I doubled the turkey and bread crumbs. Baked it for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Nothing amazing, but propbably I'd make this again.
I followed this recipe just as written. I thought it was very flavorful for being so simple and found it very filling.
This was very moist and easy to make, choses because I had all the ingredients on hand. Like others, I also increased the cooking time to 50 minutes for a doubled recipe-shaped in a loaf, but put in a 11x13 pan. My husband and I liked it fine, our somewhat picky children did not...even after I picked out the pieces of peppers.
Not sure why there are no spices indicated in the recipe - turkey needs it, even with the salsa. Rather than bread crumbs, I used wheat germ. I quadrupled the recipe to 2 lbs turkey (big family) but kept the egg at 1. Took 90 min to cook through. Also mixed together ketchup and worchestershire sauce-- spread on top. Very tasty!
it was delious and nutrious!!! :D
Excellent recipe, really tasty for being so healthy. The salsa adds a nice kick and really adds to the flavor. I also doubled the recipe to accomodate 1lb of ground turkey (7% fat; read that ground turkey breast does not work as well) and increased the temp to 375 and cook time to 45 minutes. Topped with mushrooms with soy sauce glaze (recipe from this site) and it was very good, although next time I will make a mushroom gravy or glaze the loaf with bbq or ketchup.
I am always skeptical of ground turkey...but this was actually really tasty!!! I put some ketchup on the top of it in the last 15 minutes of baking. Also...25 minutes is not nearly enough time. I recommend baking it at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.
delicious and healthy!!! did it exactly to the recipe!
This meal was mediocre. Not because it wasn't a great idea or because it's a bad recipe, but because ground turkey just isn't a good substitute for ground beef in regards to a meat loaf. It tasted okay when warm, but don't dare take a bite once it's gone cold, or it will taste like cat food. I bet this recipe would be outstanding if lean ground beef were used instead of ground turkey! I've been trying to find good ground turkey recipes but just haven't had much luck.
Next time I will add more salt, pepper, and salsa. This definitely had the potential to be great, and I'm going to keep trying it.
Great flavor and good portion size for our family of 4. I didn't have any bread crumbs ready so I took the advice of another reviewer and added tabouli, it had a flavor packet in the box with dried herbs so I threw that in there too and it was wonderful and moist! We'll be adding this to our "regular" menu, thanks for sharing!!
I loved this recipe! Had to double it and used hot salsa and added mushrooms and about 1/2 cup of Mexican cheese. Delicious and very juicy!
I doubled the recipe and made exact. It was pretty tasty and easy. Will make again. Thanks!
I absolutely loved this recipe! I substituted the lemon pepper with some fresh garlic and worcestershire sauce and it turned out fabulous. I also spread some extra salsa over the top of the meatloaf towards the end of the cooking time and it gave it a little extra bite. The other thing I do with meatloaf (and you'll probably think this is weird) is that I place 3 or 4 (unshelled) hard boiled eggs in the middle of the loaf so that when you slice it, every peice comes out with a fun little egg circle in the middle. It also beefs up the volume a little and the twice-cooked eggs turn out really flavourful. Enjoy!
My family and I didn't like this. I will not be making this again.
This tasted okay but I was not happy with the consistency. It was not a "loaf" like I expected. I let it cook for 45 minutes and it never set up. I doubt I will be making this again.
Absolutely delicious!! I doubled the ingredients on this recipe. I also chopped up and added some green bell pepper and also sprinkled in some Lawry's Low Sodium Seasoned Salt along with the lemon pepper. I preheated my oven to 375 degrees and cooked for 1 hour. About 5 minutes before it was done, I added some Sweet Baby Ray's honey BBQ sauce on top and placed the loaf back in the over for the remaining 5 minutes. So delicious. Yum!!!
I was so glad to come across this recipe. My husband doesn't like beef but I love meatloaf, so this was a great compromise. It was delicious. I used 1.25 lbs of turkey to make one loaf (not sure how a loaf could be used with 1/2 lb) and it made 5 hearty servings. I cooked at 350 for 55 minutes when the turkey reached nearly 180 degrees. I doubled the bread crumbs and added another egg, and served with ketchup and corn on the side. Delicious! Will definitely make again.
Delicious and tastes healthy! I double the recipe, more than double the veggies, and keep only 1 egg. Wonderful!
I was nervous about making this. I couldn't believe that something made with such simple ingredients could be so delicious. I brought left-overs to work with me the next day. I'm a teacher and all of my students were very jealous of my delicious lunch. haha. They said it smelled amazing. It was very yummy, and healthy too!
This turkey loaf was amazing! Not only did it taste and smell wonderful, it was healthy as well and very easy to make.
This tatsted great a was very easy to make. It came out very moist (from the salsa I take it) and was ready in about 25min.
This was VERY good - I was skeptical at first with the mixed reviews, but I was very happy with the result. Since I only had about 8-9 ounces of ground turkey (cooking for just my husband and myself) I couldn't double the recipe like everyone had said, but it was the perfect portion for two. I didn't use the peppers, but I did add some garlic powder and ketchup to the mix. I also put ketchup on the top when it was cooking and it came out great!
Eh - I didn't think this was very flavorful at all. There are much better recipes out there. I prefer the one on the back of the onion soup mix box (just substitute ground turkey).
AMAZING!! soo delish.I changed a bit though; I had to double ingredients bc I had 1 lb meat. I did not use lemon pepper and instead of 2 whole eggs I used 1/2 cup of egg white beaters and only one red bell pepper. I also put a bit of bbq sauce on top and then put in the oven. Great Recipe!
For a healthy meal, this was exceptional! It was flavorful, meaty, and moist. I took the suggestion of most and doubled the meat and veggies, the baked for 55 min. I also drizzled a sauce (1 T of ketchup and 1 T of woisteshire sauce) on top before baking it. We put it with egg noodles. Super yummy!
I was skeptical about trying this recipe, however I am so glad I did. I had been wanting to make a meatloaf (craving it) but I wanted something different and healthy because of dieting. My husband said that this was the best meatloaf that he had had in along time. I used 2 lbs of ground turkey and proportioned the rest of the ingredients. I did have any bread crumbs, but I had a box of chicken flavored stuffing mix. I crushed the stuffing and measured enough for the turkey.... it turned out great. This is definately a keeper! Thanks Sue.
The only thing I substituted was Complete Seasoning for the Lemon Pepper. Amazing flavor and juicy, but yes, I had to leave it at 375º for an hour. Presentation was fine for me, good in consistency also. I'll definitely be doing it again and soon because I received lots of compliments on it. Thanks.
I thought this recipe was absolutely awful. My husband, who will eat almost anything in the world, took one bite and said, "PLEASE don't ever make this again." My kids refused to take one bite, and I couldn't make myself choke down any either. It was truly one of the worst recipes I've made in years.
I really enjoyed this, and yes, it's best NOT to compare it to a beef loaf. I think the amount of flavor depends on the type of salsa you use. I used medium Pace salsa and it was very effective (I've also used the walmart-brand medium salsa, and that was also good.) I did have to cook it for longer, but my oven can't make up its mind as far as accuracy goes. I have served it with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans.
Very easy to make, quick, and very yummy! I portioned mine into a cupcake tin so I could get the servings right and at 350 it only took the 25 mins!
Even my husband, a true meat and potatoes type of guy, loved this turkey loaf. I did have to cook it longer and I doubled the recipe to fill the loaf pan.
Really delicious, without the heavy feeling of beef meatloaf. We loved it!
This was really easy and delicious. It's great on its own or made into a sandwich. I used a medley of red, yellow and orange bell peppers and I loved the colors. Great for fall!
I didn't have any salsa on hand so I substituted a can of drained rotel into the mixture (I doubled the recipe) and added thinly sliced roma tomatoes on top instead of ketchup. This is definitely my go-to for meatloaf from now on.
I have to say I am very surprised at how good this recipe is. I am a new ground turkey convert, so I am still rather skeptical when I taste a "ground beef make-over dish." This turkey loaf is quite moist and flavorful. I doubled the ingredients, except for the egg, and made it 8 servings rather than 10. Delicious!
One word...Awesome! Ok...more than one word...never had meat loaf w/salsa...now I know what I was missing. Thank you for sharing this delightful recipe. A home run from everyone who I allowed to partake. Gobble, Gobble :)
This was the first meatloaf I've ever made and it was excellent!! I doubled the recipe and substituted the 2 eggs for 3 egg whites. I also cooked it for an extra 10 minutes to give the top a little crispiness.
I loved this, but the rest of the family was not too impressed. I normally don't like a lot of peppers, but I thought the flavor was just right in this. This is another one of those recipes that I probably would have never found had it not been for a recent picture and review by CC, so thank you. I don't know that I will make this one again because of my family's opinions, but I did really enjoy this at dinner tonight. Thanks!
Delicious! Looked not so great because of the salsa, it looked pinkish, and more like a salmon loaf :) BUT abolutely delicious, the whole family loved it! Thanks!
This recipe was very tasty! I am constantly looking for new ways to prepare ground turkey and this recipe is definitely a keeper. As other posters have stated, I doubled the recipe and cooked at 375 degrees for 55 minutes. I also added a clove of minced garlic and a touch of cilantro. I also used all red peppers because that is what I had on hand. I spread bbq sauce on top of the meatloaf about halfway through the cooking time to keep it moist and to keep it from browning too much. Great recipe! I will definitely make again! Thanks for posting!
Yum! I used a mango peach salsa and this recipe came out great. I cooked the loaves in 2 pans (1.3 pounds of turkey) for about an hour.
I made a few modifications to the recipe based on other reviews. I doubled the ingredients except the egg it was super moist and delicious. I also used oatmeal instead of the breadcrumbs. for a glaze I used ketchup and brown sugar, my husband loved it.
Like others, I doubled the recipe. I also added minced garlic, lemon peper and worchestire sauce. Then the last 5 mins before taking it out of the oven I topped it with fresh basil leaves and shredded "mexican mix" cheese.
I liked that this recipe was healthy but it lacked any real flavor. I am grateful that I decided to make a sauce for the top (1/3 cup katsup, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp worchester sauce)and put it on at the last minute. I think the sauce made it better. Next time I would add more spices. Using the exact measurements, this did take about an hour to bake.
This was phenom! We needed to bake it much longer than 25' but it was worth the wait!
Healthy and delicious alternative to regular beef meatloaf. Like previous reviewers, I doubled all the ingredients. The only exception was that I didn't have yellow or red peppers, so I just used the green that I had on hand. It came out great. Also, I cooked it for an hour on about 360.
Wonderful recipe for our low cholesterol diet. I used egg substitute and didn't have peppers so used chopped celery and shredded carrots. I baked it for about 30 minutes. It turned out wonderful.
I (and my husband) was pleasantly surprised at how good this was. I was worried it was going to be a little bland but that was not the case at all. I used a full pound of ground turkey and used seasoned bread crumbs. Other than that, I followed the recipe exact and had very little left-overs!
This was not too exciting. I have only had ground turkey a couple of times before this, so it may be that I just don't like ground turkey. But I thought it was kind of bland. Putting ketchup on it made a big difference, and it tasted much better after that. Also, it took a lot longer to bake than the recipe says, probably about 45 minutes. I probably won't make it again.
I have not made meatloaf for awhile because I was not having the best luck with the recipes I was using. After making this tonight and seeing my husbands eyes light up with delight, I know I can make meatloaf again! Plus using turkey and adding the veggies and salsa makes this so healthy. I followed other suggestions and doubled everything except for the egg. Covered the top with a mix of ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, baked uncovered at 375 for approximately 50 minutes. Served with steamed fresh green beans with salt/pepper/shredded Parmesan cheese and potato wedges. So delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe!
I really enjoyed this! Very moist.
I was looking for a healthy way to fix my ground turkey and came across this recipe. I've made meatloaf with turkey before but thought this would be a nice change. It turned out really good! The only thing I did different was that I used a can of Rotel tomatoes with habenero chilies because I didn't have salsa & didn't want to go to the store. I made individual servings in a cupcake pan - for a single person, this works GREAT! Just grab & go.
This was my first attempt at a turkey loaf. I wasn't really sure what to expect. I had 1lb of ground turkey so I doubled the recipe. I made my own salsa from vegetables from the farmers market. I did not have any dried bread crumbs or the time to make my own so I used crushed crakers instead. I had read the other reviews about the not so great appearance of the loaf so I layered the top with sliced tomato. I adjusted the time since the recipe was doubled and used a meat therm. to make sure it reached at least 165 degrees. I wasn't really impressed with the texture of the loaf, very mushy, but I am sure that was because I didn't use the bread crumbs or I didn't add enough crushed crakers. Overall the flavor was great. My picky three year old and extremely picky husband loved it. I will make the recipe again but I will be sure to adjust for the texture.
Very impressed! I always use ground turkey for my meatloaf, but wanted something different - this fit the bill well. I pretty much doubled the recipe & added a layer of salsa to the top 10 minutes before it was done cooking. Will definately make again!
This turkey loaf is very moist and good. My husband loved it. Will definately make again. I used red, yellow, and green bell pepper and only had italian bread crumbs. Delicious.
This was super easy to make and very delicious. Both my children ate it (1 and 3), which is my overall goal when cooking. We ate it with carrots and mashed potatoes. Very yummy and will be making often!
Turned out great. Substituted Stove Top Stuffing for the breadcrumbs. Baked 50 to 60 min. And covered the top with 1/2 cup chile sauce after 30min. Lots of flavor and still low cal.
This was suprisingly delicious! I don't eat beef so I was looking for a nice substitute -- I've found it. Since ground turkey isn't readily sold here, I chopped up raw turkey breasts and incorporated them into the mix. Also, I used corn flakes instead of bread crumbs. I took off a star for the end result being a little dry. It did help to put some ketchup on top but I would like the loaf to be more moist, especially if serving to guests.
I loved it but, my kids and husband hated it! My husband said it was not meatloaf and threw it away! Everyone chose to starve rather than eat it! Except me!
Um, I don't think I did anything wrong, but it looked like cat food and didn't taste very good. Sorry.
I had 1.3 pounds of meat, so I used double the ingredients plus a little more. I cooked this for about 1 hr. and 10 minutes, although it was cooked through within 1 hour. This is definitely healthy and tastes great dipped in ketchup...I felt that it was a little bland, so I think next time I would add ketchup into the mixture. However, everyone else that ate it thought it was great the way it was!
This recipe was great. There is an Italian deli by my house that sells flavored chicken patties that are great but expensive. This tasted just like them for a fraction of the cost. Healthy & Delicious!! Will definately make again.
Even my son 3 years old loves this. I think it looks a little wierd and so we pour some salsa on top. We always double it so it makes a regular size loaf.
My husband and I really enjoy this meatloaf recipe. I make giant cup-cake meatloaf muffins. It's a great twist because I can easily bring them to work for lunches or even freeze them! They freeze well too. I do double the recipe which makes six big meatloaf muffins. The cooking time is 25 mins. in my oven.
I've made this many times and it's always a hit with the whole family. I double the recipe and approximately double the cook time (I use a meat thermometer to test doneness, just to be sure.) Thanks for sharing this recipe.
It's a keeper! Adjusted the recipe to accommodate 2 pounds of ground turkey and followed the recipe to the letter. Delicious.
So good! Nice to have this as a variety while dieting... I also doubled it, will have it again for sure.
This turkey loaf won high praise from my family. I did not have salsa on hand so I added a 1/4 onion, 2 cloves garlic, and 1/2 can diced tomatoes. I also split the loaf into 4 small loafs and cooked in mini meatloaf pan.
Very yummy!! Followed recipe to the T, except for lemon pepper (forgot it), and it came out delish!! Very moist!
I thought it was rather boring. Very little flavor. I wish I would have added the sauce on top like some of the other reviewers mentioned.
Just made this for the first time, and my husband and I loved it! We did double the recipe, and made a few substitutions: - cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs - tomato and onion tossed in the food processor instead of the salsa and bell peppers - Southwestern seasoning, red chili powder and mustard powder instead of lemon pepper It was delicious and since I recently started Weight Watchers, I was delighted that it's only 2 points per serving!
FYI...If this loaf makes five servings and you are only using 1/2 lb. (a.k.a. 8 oz. of meat), each person will get a little over an ounce of actual turkey meat. In other words, this recipe makes about 5 appetizer-size bites. I recommend at least doubling the recipe to get 4 servings.
Unfortunately, this was not a hit in my home. It lacked flavor and we cook with turkey all the time. Probably will not make again although it does seem like a very healthy recipe.
I've recently started taking an interest in cooking and I have much to learn. I have also been trying to clean up my diet with healthier meals and I must say this recipe is not only healthy but delicous, it came out quite well. I used a medium flavored salsa which gave it just alittle bit of spice and taseted great. Just dont make the same mistake I did if you double the amount your making don't forget to double the cooking time.
This meatloaf recipe is so simple yet surprisingly good. I made it exactly as the recipe states, adding a half teaspoon salt to the mixture and spreading barbecue sauce on the top about 15 minutes for it was done. Delicious!
Easy & very good, doubled recipe and cooked for 50 min.
I think this dish was very good even though it substituted ground turkey for groud beef. Nice easy and very conveinient to make and just right for the diet will make again
Pretty tasty and very simple, quick to prepare. I substituted oatmeal for bread crumbs and only had red bell peppers, but it still turned out yummy. I doubled the recipe to fit in a loaf pan and found that 1 hour at 375 degrees was perfect.
I used chicken mince, (all I had) instead of turkey and added some extra ingredients and it was incredible. I only had about 500grams of chicken mince, so I needed to bulk it up and I wanted to add veges into the meatloaf. I used about 1/2 cup of diced frozen veg, 1/4 cup of frozen peas, 1/4 diced bell pepper, minced garlic, a whole egg, lots more breadcrumbs and some splashes of light soy and worcestershire sauce. I spread a tomato, brown sugar mix on top and it was amazing served with a warm beetroot salad and baguette. Kids ate it all and dh was so quiet over the table...too busy eating.lol.
I really like this recipe, it was easy to prepare and very flavorful. My husband liked it too, which is pretty surprising - he doesn't like "healthy" foods! This is something I will definitely make again in the future.
We really liked this. At the suggestion of others, I doubled it so it fit in the loaf pan; this increased the cooking time to 45 minutes. I used a green chile salsa and roasted garlic bread crumbs, plus I threw in some garlic powder for good measure.
My experience was that this took a lot longer than 25 minutes to cook. I kept mine in for an hour. It was alright, just runny and not loaf like.
Great flavor, I added a little bit of minced garlic and cilantro. Loved the flavor and texture. It did take a lot more time than it says. I did the 25 mins on 375 degrees but increased it at 400 degrees for an extra .It was worth the wait. My husband loved it = happy wife!
Very tasty! I used a pound of ground turkey, added chopped jalepeno (love spicy), woozy sauce, and topped it off with a dallop of salsa. They baked up nice and crispy on the outside in the muffin pan.
I actually made this just as it's written, without doubling it as most did, simply because I had exactly a half pound of turkey to use up. I chose to bake individually in muffin cups (at the suggested time and temperature). The yield was 6 'muffins'. Quite nice flavor from the salsa and peppers. Moist as well. I would make this again, but it does make more sense to double the recipe and use a full pound of turkey, which is what I would do.