Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

WAIT!! Please do not "x" out of my blog at the sight of the word "meatloaf" - I would have. But the words "feta" and "sun dried tomato" kept me around a little longer.  Growing up, I would not touch my mom's meatloaf. It could have been because I think she put onions in it and I DESPISE onions. But I had some ground turkey in the fridge that I needed to use and I came across this recipe on FoodNetwork.com. I later found out that Natalie from a new blog I read, Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers, also made this recipe and loved it!

Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic and herb-marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, optional
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey, preferably dark meat


Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Spray a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, if using, eggs, milk, feta, salt, and pepper. Add the turkey and gently stir to combine, being careful not to overwork the meat.

Carefully pack the meat mixture into the prepared pan and bake until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 45 minutes. 

Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. 

Suggestion - I would suggest ommitting the salt from the recipe. It is salty enough. 

I served with roasted asparagus and artichokes (and red wine) just because that's what I had laying around. :) Enjoy!


  1. I didn't X out of it, but I sure did look around to see whose blog I was looking at!

  2. I make a turkey loaf with spinach, now if that doesn't make someone X off nothing will , haha!

    This sounds delish!!

  3. you know it's a good recipe when it's 8:45 am and you're suddenly craving meatloaf ;)

  4. i didn't eat my mom's meatloaf growing up because of the name "meatloaf". A loaf of meat. really? but then i grew up, read your blog and thought, "hmm if megan likes it, it must be good!"

    Seriously though, it sounds wonderful! Way to go!

  5. Wow! Looks good! I will have to try!

  6. Hmm, I'll admit I was a little skeptical about the word meatloaf, but this one looks good! My mom made meatloaf last night and added a few extra ingredients, and it was actually pretty tasty. I just wish it had a more glamorous name!!

  7. I'm a huge meatloaf fan, and love using turkey instead of beef to make it a little healthier. This version sounds amaaazing! I must try!

  8. Just stumbled onto your super cute blog! Am a new follower! xo

  9. I almost "x"ed out of your blog when I saw you being mean to your mom and saying bad things about her yummy meatloaf.

  10. this recipe sounds delish! just stumbled across your blog, so cute :)

  11. Ok, so that just looks completely numnum! Love anything with feta and sundried tomatoes! And your puppy dog is adorable. Just precious!

  12. mmmm--I'm not normally a meatloaf kind of girl, but this is inspiring! I am also really craving asparagus now too...ahhh! hope you had a great day! xoxo {av}

  13. Where did you find the garlic and herb marinated sun dried tomatoes?

    1. You can find them in the canned food aisle most of the time, but my most recent discovery was finding them at the olive bar and chopping them up myself! So much cheaper going this route.