I cook with ground turkey a ton! It’s lean, healthy and easy to use in recipes. I’m a huge fan of anything I can prepare earlier in the day and pop into the oven later on, that’s why meatloaf is so appealing.
I’ve made my mom’s meatloaf many times and it’s always a good choice but lately I’ve discovered adding some ingredients and steering away from her recipe has changed up my dinner game a bit. I get sick of making the same things so here is how I get a little creative. 
I make my mom’s meatloaf with a twist, Mediterranean meat loaf! My husband and sister are big fans of this recipe. It’s SO easy to make and extremely tasty. 
This recipe will feed 3-4 people and pairs great with my artichokes and crispy red potatoes. 
Here is what you will need: 

About 1.5 lbs Ground turkey 

1/3 Italian bread crumbs 

1 egg 

1/4 spiced Mediterranean feta or regular feta

2 tbls chopped kalamata olives 

2 tbls artichoke tapenade

1tsp garlic powder

1tsp onion powder

About 10 turns of Trader Joe’s garlic salt grinder 

1 sprig fresh rosemary or dried 

1 sprig fresh oregano or dried 

Pepper to taste 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Put the ground turkey in a medium sized bowl. Crack the egg into the turkey meat and add in all of the other ingredients listed. Use your hands and knead all together, mixing the ingredients evenly. 

You will notice when everything starts to come together. Take a larger baking dish and mold a loaf out of the turkey mixture. I prefer to make a flatter loaf so it will cook a little quicker. 

Pop that loaf into the oven for 30 minutes. Take the loaf out and cut it into thinner slices and put it back in for another 10 or when the loaf seems cooked through. This will help it cook faster and also get the edges nice and crispy! When it’s all cooked, enjoy! 

This recipe requires little work and will get those taste buds moving! Hope you are as pleased with this new age meatloaf recipe as I am!


Written by Sam Lapid

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