This is a delicious alternative to traditional meatloaf that tastes like meatballs and is very kid-friendly! Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes. You can also serve extra marinara on the side.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 meatloaf
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes more, being careful to avoid burning. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  • Whisk basil, eggs, and parsley together in a bowl. Add salt and pepper.

  • Combine ground turkey, Italian sausage, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian cheese blend, 2 tablespoons oil, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Add cooked onion mixture and egg mixture and mix using your hands until completely mixed together.

  • Shape meat mixture into a large loaf in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour marinara sauce on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; protein 36.7g; carbohydrates 22.5g; fat 28.5g; cholesterol 155mg; sodium 1303.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2020
This was really quite good; although I didn't have the pork sausage; and was trying to watch the fats. I might a bit more flavor next time--for my tastes. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2019
Delicious! The whole family loved it. I cut the recipe in half and it was still more than enough for our family of 4. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2020
Everybody loved it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2020
This was really quite good; although I didn't have the pork sausage; and was trying to watch the fats. I might a bit more flavor next time--for my tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2020
I made this with chipotles barbecue sauce and loved it. Read More