This meatloaf is packed with classic Italian flavors - garlic, onion, basil, marinara sauce,
and mozzarella cheese. The recipe makes a small meatloaf but it is enough for 4 servings.
The ingredients can easily be doubled to make 8 or more servings.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup Italian-flavored breadcrumbs
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
8 to 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and
garlic. Saute until the onion is just starting to brown, about 7 to 8 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with foil; grease the foil with oil.
Put the ground turkey in a large bowl. Add the cooled onion mixture.
Add all the remaining ingredients except the 1/2 cup of marinara sauce.
Use your hands to combine and evenly distribute the meatloaf ingredients.
Shape the mixture into a loaf about 8 inches long and 5 inches wide.
Place the loaf on the prepared baking sheet.
Spread the remaining 1/2 cup of marinara sauce over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 155-160 degrees F.
Allow the meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before serving.