Turkey Meatloaf

Italian Turkey Meatloaf is a twist on the classic turkey meatloaf dish, a tasty flavorful and satisfying dish.
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Turkey Meatloaf
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep 20 minutes
  • Cook 1 hour
  • Servings 6 people

This is your classic Turkey Meatloaf with an Italian twist. The Italian style Turkey Meatlof it’s made with ground turkey meat, similar to the traditional recipe, but includes ingredients commonly found in Italian cuisine, such as grated Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan cheese).

Soft and with a delicate flavor, Baked Turkey Meatloaf is perfect for any occasion, from Sunday lunch with the family to dinner with friends, but also for lunch at work and picnics out of town. What’s more, this Soft Meatloaf can be baked directly with a side dish of your choice to bring a unique and complete dish to the table in a super easy way!

Needless to say, Italian turkey meatloaf is a tasty and healthier alternative to the traditional meatloaf and you’ll love the addition of all the Italian flavors in this classic dish.


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  1. To prepare the Turkey Meatloaf, start by roughly breaking up the bacon and soaking it in milk. When it is well soaked and has softened, squeeze it out carefully and crumble it with your hands in a large bowl.

  2. Add the ground turkey, grated Parmesan cheese, eggs, some chopped parsley, a pinch of salt, a sprinkling of pepper and a little nutmeg into the bowl. Knead with your hands until the mixture is soft but firm.

  3. Lay out a sheet of baking paper on the work surface, place the turkey mixture in the center, and close in a candy shape to create the classic meatloaf shape. Transfer to the refrigerator and let firm up for about 10 minutes.

  4. After the resting time has passed, take the meatloaf back from the refrigerator, remove the baking paper and place it in the center of an oven dish previously greased with some extra virgin olive oil.

  5. Wet the meatloaf with a drizzle of oil and bake in a preheated oven at 392°F (200°C) for about one hour. Once ready, take it out of the oven, let it rest for a couple of minutes and serve the Turkey Meatloaf!


You can also make Turkey Meatloaf with Chicken or, if you want to get a stronger flavor, you can replace 150 grams of Turkey Mince with the same amount of Mortadella.


Should you notice while making the Turkey Meatloaf that the mixture is too wet, you can add more breadcrumbs to firm it up.


Leftover Turkey Meatloaf can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days, sealed in an airtight container.