Turkey Meatloaf

Overdue in posting a recipe!  This is one of my favorites.  I’d have to say if I’m sharing a recipe with all of you than I definitely enjoy eating what I’m sharing.   This recipe came about after someone dear to me requested turkey meatloaf.    
Turkey Meatloaf 
½ Cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
¼ cup chopped herb-marinated in olive oil sun-dried tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs
2 tablespoons whole milk
2/3 cup Romano cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground turkey, preferably dark meat (all white meat can produce a dry meatloaf)
Optional Tomato Sauce – 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and 1 small can of tomato sauce (6 oz.)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, mix together the Panko breadcrumbs, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, eggs, milk, Romano cheese, salt, and pepper.  Add the turkey to the mixture and gently combine (using your hands to mix works great), being careful not to overwork the meat.
If you are adding the tomato sauce, leave about a ¼ of an inch all around the inside of loaf pan and the turkey loaf. Pour the can tomato sauce between the turkey loaf and pan (I didn’t use the whole can although most of it). Take the 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and spread evenly on top of meatloaf.  If you aren’t using the tomato sauce pack the turkey meat mixture evenly into the loaf pan.  Bake until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer, about 45 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
Slice and Enjoy!
I’ve prepared this meatloaf with and without the tomato sauce and paste.  This meatloaf is great cold the next day!  You can freeze the individual slices as well.
♥ Pam

4 thoughts on “Turkey Meatloaf

    1. Thank you for the clarification on item #3. I buy sun dried tomatoes in olive oil and the ingredients say herb but do not specify which herb or herbs are in the bottle. I believe any brand of sun dried tomatoes in olive oil will work fine.

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