Turkey Meat Loaf: Almost As Good As Mom’s Used To Be

A wonderful meat loaf that is fairly easy to make. Pairs well with a variety of side dishes. This can be a meal in itself or can be served with mashed potatoes and biscuits. Surprisingly good cold!

Turkey Meat Loaf: Almost As Good As Mom’s Used To Be Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Turkey Meat Loaf: Almost As Good As Mom’s Used To Be for 12 servings:

  • Topping:
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Meat Loaf:
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 sleeve roasted vegetable-flavored buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®), crushed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

Turkey Meat Loaf: Almost As Good As Mom’s Used To Be Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook1h
  • Ready In1h 30m

To cook Turkey Meat Loaf: Almost As Good As Mom’s Used To Be, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Turkey Meat Loaf: Almost As Good As Mom’s Used To Be is about 1 hour , and you can serve your Turkey Meat Loaf: Almost As Good As Mom’s Used To Be within 1 hour 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Turkey Meat Loaf: Almost As Good As Mom’s Used To Be easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. 2 Mix tomato sauce, tomato paste, ketchup, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.
  3. 3 Place stewed tomatoes in a large bowl; crush tomatoes using a fork. Add turkey, crushed crackers, onion, green bell pepper, eggs, 1 tablespoon oregano, thyme, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and 2 teaspoons black pepper; mix until evenly combined. Spoon meatloaf mixture into the prepared baking dish. Form into a loaf, leaving about 1/2 inch between loaf and sides of dish.
  4. 4 Spoon half the tomato topping over the loaf.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Spoon the remaining tomato topping over loaf and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake until no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you use ground beef instead of turkey, use extra lean (93/7) because it tends to get really greasy if you use beef with a higher fat content. It is also good to add a can of carrots or corn to make it a little heartier.
  • This can also be baked in 2 loaf pans. Bake loaves for 30 minutes before adding remaining tomato topping and cheese; bake additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 294 calories; 13.1 grams of fat; 18.8 grams of carbohydrates; 27.2 grams of protein; 118 milligrams of cholesterol; 704 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Omg this is amazing!

  2. I made half the recipe. It was just delicious but I used ground turkey instead of ground beef. I am making this recipe from now on! Loved it!

  3. May 2nd 2019

    Well....what can I say. This had the potential to be good. Probably just my family's tastes are different. But I found it to be VERY heavily seasoned. Not sure if it was due to the stewe ...

  4. Nov 19th 2018

    This was different but very good. Makes enough to feed a houseful. Excellent for people who don't eat red meat, plus lower calories. Absolutely recommend it.

  5. Sep 21st 2014

    This makes a huge loaf. The trouble with it is that it was very wet and relatively flavorless. I made it exactly as the recipe said, except that I drained it when I put the rest of the sauce ...

  6. May 19th 2014

    Turkey meatloaf needs a lot of flavor and this has it!

  7. Nov 30th 2013

    Made this for my boyfriend and he loved it! Used 2/3 ground round and 1/3 ground turkey - not much grease in the pan. Mashed potatoes as a side dish made this the perfect comfort meal (no o ...

  8. Aug 1st 2013

    Only changes were red pepper instead of green ( red were on sale for 20 cents) and I used a gorgonzola flavored cracker. I liked the texture but some may find it too soft..I would say drain ...