Mini Italian Turkey Meatloaf Recipe | PBS Food

Mini Italian Turkey Meatloaf

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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Vidalia onion finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 lbs. lean ground turkey breast
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 8 Prosciutto slices
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. In a saute pan over medium heat, heat olive oil.
  3. Add onions, salt, pepper, garlic and cook until onions become transparent.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs, ketchup, Worcestershire and onion mixture.
  5. Mix well and shape into 6 mini meatloaves.
  6. Wrap each loaf in prosciutto slices and place in a baking pan.
  7. Put chicken stock over meatloaves. Bake until the internal temperature of each loaf is 160 degrees (approx. 35-45 minutes).
  8. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-7 minutes before serving.


Optional: Serve with steamed green beans tossed in olive oil, salt and balsamic vinegar.
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