Savory Ground Turkey Meat Loaf


  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium red pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 6-8 white mushrooms, cleaned and sliced very thin
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 1/2 t. seasoning salt
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 T. ketchup, plus 1 T. additional for the top (optional)
  • 2 t. yellow or brown mustard, plus 1 t. for the top (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350.  Spray a 7 x 9 in baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a nonstick pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  When the oil is hot, add the onion, red pepper and mushroom.  Saute the veggies for 4-6 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the wine to deglaze the pan and simmer for 2-3 more minutes, allowing the alcohol to evaporate.  Place the pan in the refrigerator and cool completely.
  • In a large mixing bowl, place the turkey, bread crumbs, egg, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, parsley, 1 T. ketchup & 2 t. mustard, along with the cooled saute mixture.  Make sure to take off your jewelery and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  • When all the ingredients are mixed together, forma  rectangle loaf in the prepared baking dish.
  • Add additional 1 T. ketchup and 1 t. mustard to the top and spread evenly over the top to seal in the juices and form a tasty crust.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.

Yields 6 servings

Furtado, Margaret M., and Lynette Schultz.  “Healthy Living Cookbooks: Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery. Beverly: Fair Winds Press, 2006.

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