Ground turkey is a great leaner alternative to ground beef.  However, it is dry, and needs lots of moisture to enhance its flavor.  That is why adding a sauce is great way to boost flavor, but not unwanted fat, and equally importantly, boost flavor.

I grew up with my mom adding ketchup to her meatloaf and obviously that just is just adding a lot of sugar and not a lot of added health benefits that cooked tomatoes can provide.  One of the first times I used Tomato Basil in cooking, besides pasta, was in turkey loaf. I have made it tons of times since, and have always used the Tomato Basil as an ingredient.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 da Giulia Tomato Basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Melt butter and cook chopped onion for 5 minutes
  2. Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/2 cup da Giulia Tomato Basil, salt and pepper and cooked onion
  3. Press meatloaf into an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan,  and top 1/4 cup remaining Tomato Basil on top of Turkey Loaf
  4. Bake at 350 degrees in oven for 50 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes

Calories 171   Weight Watcher Freestyle Points 4