Italian Turkey Meatloaf

Italian Turkey Meatloaf made with lean ground turkey breast meat, Italian herbs and spices, plenty of fresh garlic and Romano cheese.

Italian Turkey Meatloaf is Weight Watchers (1SP/serving) friendly, made with lean ground turkey breast meat, Italian herbs, garlic and Romano cheese. Italian Turkey Meatloaf

Italian Turkey Meatloaf that’s moist, full of herbs and Romano cheese and it takes just a few minutes to get into the oven.

Since I started a new diet system it’s been so much fun going back over all my old recipes and and reconsidering which ingredients are healthy. Turkey, check. Eggs, check!

This Italian Turkey Meatloaf was a favorite of ours and for 1 measly point for ¼ of the meatloaf you will LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Plus, it is actually one of my absolute favorite sandwiches. I take 1 ½ teaspoons of canola oil and use 1 teaspoon to sear the first side and the remaining half to sear the second side.  Then once it is browned and crisp, I spread a thin layer of light mayo, roasted tomatoes (coming soon) and basil leaves onto sandwich bread for a 4 point filling before the bread. HEAVEN.

The easiest and tastiest Turkey Meatloaf ever!

Second option, do the same sear, then add 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese to the skillet, put the meatloaf slice back on top and press down to cook the parmesan into the meat and brown it. You can tell I’ve made sandwiches out of this recipe a few times.

Some more flavor options for this Turkey Meatloaf:

  • Personally I’m not a huge fan of rosemary, but ¼ teaspoon of dried rosemary would certainly work in the meatloaf.
  • Add some tomato/fresh marinara sauce to the top in the last fifteen minutes to brown.
  • Make a fresh basil pesto to top the meat loaf or sandwiches.

How to make Italian Turkey Meatloaf:

 

Tools used in the making of this Italian Turkey Meatloaf:
Loaf Pan: Mine was available a few years ago from Crate and Barrel but this one is just as cute!
Meat Thermometer: Super inexpensive, makes cooking to the right temperature a breeze.

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Italian Turkey Meatloaf (Weight Watchers Friendly)

Italian Turkey Meatloaf is diet-friendly, made with lean ground turkey breast meat, Italian herbs, garlic and Romano cheese.
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add all the ingredients (reserve 1 teaspoon of the basil and ½ teaspoon of the oregano for the topping) to a bowl and mix until just combined.
  • Spray a loaf pan with oil spray.
  • Form the mixture into a loaf and sprinkle on the remaining herbs.
  • Cook for 45-50 minutes until the mixture is at 160 degrees when tested with a thermometer.
  • Let rest for five minutes before carving.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th recipe | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 215mg
Italian Turkey Meatloaf is Weight Watchers (1SP/serving) friendly, made with lean ground turkey breast meat, Italian herbs, garlic and Romano cheese.
Weight Watchers Italian Turkey Meatloaf is just 1 Freestyle Smart Point for ¼ the recipe! And so easy!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a trained professional chef who has cooked for private clients for over a dozen years. Experienced in handling dietary restrictions, allergies and picky kid eaters, she's well versed in coming up with healthy, yet flavorful recipes.

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Comments

  1. Made this tonight, it was delicious. I liked the Italian herbs for a change, they paired nicely with the turkey. This will be added to the rotation. 

  2. The cook time of 45 minutes is way too long for lean Turkey breast, is there something I’m missing?

    1. No, it should be just fine with the cheese and breadcrumbs and eggs. The cooking time is needed because of the size of the meatloaf cooking all the way through.

  3. Oh my gosh, I made this last night for supper and it was amazing!  Who would have thought that ground turkey could have so much flavor. I will be making this one on a regular basis now. I love your recipes. They are always so flavorful with the spices you add. I’m so glad I found this website for cooking with weight watcher points, since I’m currently following the program. Tonight I’m trying your recipe for Chicken and Mushroom Cream Pasta. Can’t wait to see how it tastes. Thank you for such amazing recipes!  

  4. Made today. Used 97% lean turkey because it’s what I had. I glazed top with cabernet marinara sauce last 20 minutes. Easy, healthy & delicious! WW friendly so definitely will make again!!