Dinner Tonight-Turkey Taco Meatloaf

Here is the next post in what seems to be a now forming DINNER TONIGHT series.  This is one of the first recipes that I started ‘cooking’.  It is from Hungry Girl’s first book, and I used to make this recipe so often that I had the ingredient list memorized.  I made a few changes to the original recipe and for tonight, I didn’t take the time to sauté the onions and peppers for time’s sake.




You can prechop your veggies to save even more time!  The meatloaf comes together quickly and has the best Mexican flavor!


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The recipe calls for a middle layer of cheese, but I subbed in extra salsa instead.  I had the perfect chipotle flavored salsa to give the meatloaf a kick! 




Then smothered the BOY’s half with cheesy deliciousness!




I had a slight issue with my cooking time, but luckily everything turned out (although it took a little longer than I expected)!




Although the meatloaf doesn’t picture well, I promise it tastes fantastic!




Speaking of fantastic, check out what arrived in the mail today!


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I did a little pre-holiday shopping!


What recipe do you make so often that you have it memorized?

I haven’t made this in a long time, and I am thrilled to add it back into our weeknight rotation.


Turkey Taco Meatloaf

From Hungry Girl



1 lb 98% lean ground turkey

2 slices fat free cheddar cheese

1/2 cup shredded fat free cheddar cheese

1/2 cup canned sweet corn kernels  (I usually omit this)

1/4 cup chopped bell peppers

1/4 cup chopped onions

1/2 cup salsa

1/2 packet of dry taco seasoning mix



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cook peppers and onions for 3 minutes over medium heat in a pan sprayed with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine onions and peppers with turkey, corn and seasoning mix. Spread half the mixture evenly into the bottom of a loaf pan sprayed with nonstick spray.

Layer the two slices of fat-free cheese on top of the mixture (try to keep if away from the pan’s edges) Evenly top with the remaining meat mixture.

Pour the salsa over the top of the load. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

Top loaf with shredded cheese. Return loaf to the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.

22 thoughts on “Dinner Tonight-Turkey Taco Meatloaf

  1. Yayy for new cooking ware! I’m probably the only teen that gets excited when I get nonstick pans for Christmas haha. Your turkey recipe looks amazing, too!

    • I love that you are into cook/bake ware at your age! I started getting into it in college. I got a enw egg pan and was psyched. I got myself on the Sur La Table email list which is the most dangerous thing EVER!

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