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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 175.5
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.5 mg
  • Sodium: 398.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 19.5 g

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Italian Turkey Meatloaf (Crockpot or Oven)

Submitted by: KMNOEL

Introduction

This is absolutely one of my favorite meatloaf recipes. It is a great crock-pot recipe, but can easily be made on the fly and put in the oven. If using a crockpot, it works best in an oval pot (not the circle pot style) to maximize the juices. I have shared this with all my family members & every one of them loves it too - even my super picky eater of a nephew! You can use green peppers instead of red, I've used both. I recommend using a food processor/chopper to cut up peppers & onion to get very fine. This is absolutely one of my favorite meatloaf recipes. It is a great crock-pot recipe, but can easily be made on the fly and put in the oven. If using a crockpot, it works best in an oval pot (not the circle pot style) to maximize the juices. I have shared this with all my family members & every one of them loves it too - even my super picky eater of a nephew! You can use green peppers instead of red, I've used both. I recommend using a food processor/chopper to cut up peppers & onion to get very fine.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    21 oz Lean Ground Turkey
    1 Small Onion, finely chopped
    1 medium red pepper, finely chopped
    1/4 cup Egg Substitute (equals one egg)
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    3/4 cup tomato sauce, divided (1/2 cup & 1/4 cup each)
    1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
    1/3 cup PLUS 2 TBS grated Parmesan cheese
    2 tsp Italian seasoning, divided (1 tsp each)
    1/2 tsp garlic salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions

1: in large bowl, combine (hands work best) turkey, onion, red (or green) pepper, egg, garlic, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, bread crumbs, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, garlic salt and black pepper.

2: If cooking in slow cooker, line with enough aluminum foil as to make it overhang sides, as to creat handles.

3: If cooking in oven - use non-stick bread pan. May want to spray a little non-stick spray on bottom and sides.

4: Form turkey mixture in loaf and place in slow-cooker or bread pan. In slow-cooker, cook on high for 2 1/2 hours or Low for 4 1/2. If baking, bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hrs.

5: About 30 minutes before cooking is complete, place remaining 1/4 cup tomato sauce in small bowl and stir in remaining 2 tbs parmesan cheese and 1 tsp Italian seasoning. (I usually add a little water to this to make a little thinner & make more juicy). Pour mixture over meatloaf & continue cooking for remaining 30 minutes.

6: Carefully use aluminum foil handles to lift out of crock-pot and transfer to serving plate. If baked in oven - use 2 spatulas to transfer from pan to plate. Cut & serve - enjoy!



Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KMNOEL.






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  • Delicious!!! I made this in the oven and it really only needs about an hour and ten minutes. One of the best meatloaf recipes - easy and yummy! - 10/23/13

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  • I MADE THIS YESTERDAY AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. OF COURSE, I DIDN'T HAVE TOMATOE SAUCE, SO I USED ROTEL TOMATOES WITH CHILIES. I DIDN'T SPLIT ANYTHING FOR LATER, JUST USED IT ALL AT ONE TIME. MY HUSBAND IS NOT SURE ABOUT TURKEY BURGER YET, BUT HE TOOK IT FOR LUNCH TODAY. - 10/4/09

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  • I will definitely fix this again. A nice change from the usual meatloaf. Would make great meatballs for spaghetti. - 8/1/09

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  • Can you tell me how large is a serving? Are the slices 1" ? - 6/8/09

    Reply from KMNOEL (6/8/09)
    I'm actually making it again tonight!
    I don't know exact size of the servings - 1" sounds about right.
    I simply just cut it up into 8 equal size slices, which is pretty easy to do if your cooking in an oval crockpot or bread pan. Just make sure you make the loaf pretty uniform & not tapered at end


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