Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-dried Tomatoes

As cooked by Laurie.

This is a colorful looking and tasty meatloaf that can be found at the foodnetwork.com.  It's by Giada de Laurentiis. I've provided a link at the bottom.

Meatloaf is one of my favorite meals.  In fact, last year when Laurie asked me what I wanted for my birthday dinner I chose meatloaf (not this recipe because we didn't know about it then), roasted potatoes and broccoli.

As far as meatloaf goes we both scored this very high. I'd say it is one of the three best recipes for meatloaf that we have, and we have cooked many. At one point Laurie dubbed it a "Mediterranean Meatloaf" because of the feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes.

These photos show a few of the steps which I grabbed while Laurie put it all together for dinner:

The sun-dried tomatoes and fresh parsley add nice color.

The feta cheese pieces don't really melt when cooked, and so they look great within each slice.

Everything has been added and mixed, except the ground turkey.

Mixing in the turkey.
If you don't like handling the mixture, single-use latex food prep gloves work great.

Ready for the oven.


Served for dinner with asparagus and left over home fries from
going out for breakfast the previous day... and of course catsup.

Leftovers!  I'm looking forward to meat loaf sandwiches.

Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-dried Tomatoes

What you need:

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup garlic and herb-marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk (we only have skim milk in the house, so used that)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pound ground turkey

What to do:

Directions are at the foodnetwork.com, here.