A Lighter Loaf

So yesterday in my WIAW, I gave a sneak peak of a new recipe I created for Tuesday night’s dinner.  My husband loves meatloaf, but some recipes can be pretty heavy and unhealthy.  I knew ground turkey would be a nice way to lighten up the entree, while also adding some fun and delicious ‘fillers’ to the mix!


Ground Turkey Meatloaf


1 pound ground turkey

1/3 cup oats

1/2 can diced tomatoes with basil, oregano & garlic (Italian Style), drained

1/2 cup diced mushrooms

1 tablespoon ketchup

1 egg

Salt & pepper to taste



Set oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.



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After ingredients are mixed, place in a loaf pan.


Bake for 25-30 minutes, until meatloaf is cooked all the way through.


I served mine with kale chips and roasted potatoes.  I also added a squirt of ketchup to my plate to keep a classic meatloaf taste.





Are you a meatloaf fan?

Do you have a favorite ground turkey recipe?

For those meatloaf lovers:  Ketchup or No Ketchup?

23 thoughts on “A Lighter Loaf

  1. That looks yummy! I always hate having ground meat recipe leftovers though. I find they always reheat kind of weird! But I loveeee them the first night haha.

  2. We love meatloaf in our house. And I am all about the ketchup on top with a little brown sugar in it. Its my husbands favorite meal that I make and my 3 year old gobbles it up as well!

  3. it’s the opposite in our house… my husband doesn’t like meatloaf, and i’m a huge fan! that being said, i don’t make it very often. when i do though, i always use a recipe that my stepmom made us growing up. it also uses ground turkey and is much lighter. i love it! i actually prefer it to meatloaf using ground beef. and i love ketchup with my meatloaf! i just love ketchup in general though. 😉

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