The weather is pretty cold here, and I was looking for something that would be great for cooler weather that was not soup or stew, and I thought about this Turkey Parmesan Meatloaf I used to eat when I was younger and when it was cool out!
This Turkey Parmesan Meatloaf was easy enough to throw together after work. You only need about 5 minutes to throw this together, and then you let it cook for a little less than an hour.
Satisfying Turkey Parmesan Meatloaf
- 1 pound ground turkey (minced turkey)
- ½ cup Marinara sauce (tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and onions – pasta sauce in southern hemisphere for Italian seafood dish) - or your favorite tomato-based pasta sauce
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese - plus a little more for sprinkling
- ¼ cup white onion - diced
- ½ cup bread crumbs - dry bread crumbs
- 1 medium egg - lightly beaten
- ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, combine turkey, 1/4 cup marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, onions, bread crumbs, egg and Italian seasoning. Using your hands, combine all the above ingredients, making sure all is well distributed.
- Grease a baking dish.
- Remove turkey mixture from the bowl and shape into loaf in the greased baking dish.
- Top your loaf with the remaining 1/4 cup of marinara sauce and sprinkle a little more Parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until cooked through. My turkey was pretty cold when I started this, and it took the full 55 minutes. If you let your turkey come to room temperature before starting, you would probably only need 45 minutes.
- Allow to rest for 5 minutes after removing from the oven, then cut and serve with veggies or rice or mashed potatoes!