It’s a winter wonderland here in central Ohio, so meatloaf sounded perfect after shoveling the driveway and a little sledding this afternoon.  Meatloaf is never a very pretty dish, so I have no fancy pictures, but don’t let that keep you from trying this one.

This recipe was originally given to me by a friend and it’s become an old favorite that we’ve been making for years.  I love this version of meatloaf because it has a great flavor and  is a little healthier by incorporating better ingredients like turkey and oatmeal.  It does have a somewhat long cooking time but I promise that it’s worth it and it’s super quick to put together.


Preheat the oven to 350.

First, make the tomato sauce by mixing the following in a small bowl:
6 oz. tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine (or water)
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. salt

Add 1/2 cup of the sauce  to the following in a big bowl:
1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg
1 cup oatmeal
1/3 shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 packet of Lipton herb flavored soup seasoning

Mix it all together with your hands and shape it into a loaf.  Place it in a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cover the loaf with the rest of your sauce. Bake for 15 more minutes.

Posted in Recipes by Liz on January 7, 2010 | Permalink | No Comments

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