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Meatloaf is one of those comfort foods we all grew up eating, and loving as a kid. These healthier Petite Turkey Meatloaves will not disappoint!

Meatloaf is one of those comfort foods we all grew up eating, and loving as a kid. These healthier Petite Turkey Meatloaves will not disappoint!

If you prefer a larger meatloaf loaf, you can use this Turkey Meatloaf Recipe.

I got the cutest Petite Loaf Pan for Christmas and thought individual mini meatloaves would be a perfect recipe to break it in.

These are easy to make, kid friendly and they cook quicker than making one big loaf. I actually prefer turkey meatloaf to beef, it’s always moist and has great flavor. Instead of using breadcrumbs, I swapped them for heart-healthy oatmeal for added nutrition. Serve this with Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a fresh veggie on the side for a complete meal!

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Meatloaf is one of those comfort foods we all grew up eating, and loving as a kid. These healthier Petite Turkey Meatloaves will not disappoint!
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Petite Turkey Meatloaves

221.3 Cals 28.9 Protein 14.1 Carbs 4.6 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Rest Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Meatloaf is one of those comfort foods we all grew up eating, and loving as a kid. These healthier Petite Turkey Meatloaves will not disappoint!


  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.3 lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup ketchup + 2 tbsp
  • 2 tsp worcesterchire sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Saute olive oil and onion on low until translucent.
  • In a medium bowl mix turkey, onion, oatmeal, egg, ketchup, salt and marjoram.
  • Divide into four equal loafs and place each loaf into a non stick mini loaf pan or shape into small loafs on an un-greased nonstick baking pan.
  • In a small cup mix remaining 2 tbsp ketchup with worcesterchire sauce and brush onto each loaf to give it a nice glaze.
  • Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes at 350°.
  • After baking let it sit for 5 minutes serving.


Serving: 1loaf, Calories: 221.3kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.1g, Protein: 28.9g, Fat: 4.6g, Fiber: 1.2g
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: Kid friendly meatloaf, Mini meatloaf, Petite Turkey Meatloaf

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  1. I made this tonight using 1 lb of turkey and didn’t find it dry at all. I used quick oats. I also used my bar/brownie pan to make smaller serving sizes for my pre-schooler.  It made 6 loaves in total and was absolutely delicious. Since there weren’t any left to freeze for another day, I think I’ll make a double batch next time! Great recipe, thanks for sharing it!

  2. I have made this recipe a number of times…now tweaked it and when I saute the onions, I add some diced red peppers and then 2 cups or more of baby spinach at the end (chopped up),,,,this adds some veggies to the dish and keeps it moist as well. Great to freeze as well!

  3. Love love love this recipe and it is a favourite of both grandkids. Plus easy to transport for sharing. I like it with extra sauce on top and a salad. Grandkids like it with baked beans on the side. Just watch them so you don’t overcook. They don’t take long.

  4. This is our favorite dinner at my house. We make it at least once every two weeks!!! 

  5. Not only was this so easy to make, it was delicious! Whole family loved these!

  6. The recipe isn’t bad and my 5 yr old ate it. I made it in a muffin tin. I added 1/4 cup of the meat mixture to each cup cake tin slot and filled up 8 slots. I think I’ll add some minced veggies in next time.

  7. I made this tonight but didn’t have ground turkey so I used the ground beef and pork I had at had.  I love how easy this was especially with the petite loaf pan.  I’d love to try it with turkey and maybe find a way to add some hidden veggies in there.

  8. Delicious and easy! I was skeptical about turkey but it’s great!

  9. I made this last night for the first time. I agree that it was a bit on the dry side but I tend to like it that way.
    Next time I make this I will add finely grated zucchini. I will also use 2# of ground turkey as I could eat meatloaf every day. The flavor was great!

  10. Pretty good, but a little dry with the turkey breast. I only has 1 lb of turkey (I don’t think the 1 1/3 lb packages are very common anymore, so the recipe should probably be adjusted to reflect). Anyhow, I reduced the osts to 1/4 cup. I also didn’t realize that the onion was supposed to be cooked and I had already dumped it in, so I just left it raw. I didn’t use the olive oil since I didn’t cook the onions.

    I made 6 mini loaves, for 3 servings which worked out to 2 SP each. I think the recipe could benefit from a little grated zucchini or half 93% ground turkey for a bit more moisture. 

  11. Question – if I used the 12 slot mini loaf pan how much would you increase it by since the slots are smaller? 

  12. I made this tonight with the oats to make it a healthier version.  It was delicious and the family loved it.  My husband said it should definitely go into the rotation.  I highly recommend this meatloaf!  We had it with a salad and it was perfect.

  13. I can’t use oatmeal due to allergies. What can I add in it’s place?

  14. My husband and I enjoy it very much. We have it often.

  15. I’m sorry but I’m not understanding the Smart Points vs. the Freestyle points.  I see one tha just says “Points 5” and one that says “Smart Points 3”.  You say the Smart points have been changed to teflect the Freestyle.  So which one am I to count?

    • The Points plus is 5 (program before Smart Points), the Smart Points have been updated to reflect the new Free Style program. Hope this makes it less confusing!

  16. Would the Smart Points “decrease” with the new FreeStyle plan?

  17. Did you happen to calculate the FreeStyle Smart Points for these?

  18. This recipe is great for meal prep and every night is like a little serving of healthy comfort food! Pair with veggies and you’ve got the perfect dinner.

  19. Great way to get 4 quick meals out of a package of turkey! Maybe 4.5 stars based on taste, but the value and simplicity are worth a lot. I specifically look up your Freezer Friendly meals and this is a perfect way to use up turkey, make a dinner, and throw a couple in the freezer (if you’re cooking for 1 or 2) for an easy, healthy meal. 

  20. I accidentally forgot the egg and found it sitting on my counter after my mini loaves had been in the oven for 20 minutes, BUT they still turned out amazing and still stayed together pretty well because of the ketchup.

    Perfect portion control for me, and my husband was still able to feel full by having two. I added one tbsp of Sriracha (tip that I saw from another commenter), and it was delicious with the perfect hint of heat! Definitely going to make again. 

  21. The best turkey meatloaf!! Only thing I like to do is Sautee a little green pepper with the onions!

  22. If I were to use a muffin pan about how many meat loaves do you think the recipe would yield?

  23. Pingback: Mini Turkey Meatballs – Healthy Living in the 845

  24. Loved this recipe!! Was just putting in my WW app and noticed that you didn’t list the saturated fat or sugar. Do you have that info?

    • I don’t but the calulator is never accurate, the only way to do the correct is with the WW recipe builder which is how I do all the recipes.

  25. I made these in muffin tins tonight. Fantastic! I divided them evenly amongst 12 tins and cooked at 350 for 25 minutes. I substituted lean ground beef because my husband can't eat turkey and did not need to use non-stick spray. I grew up hating meatloaf because my mom made it with Lipton Soup mix, but these were beyond amazing. Definitely having these again.

  26. I made these last night, and they were great. Instead of the oats (since I only had old fashioned instead of quick) and to make it whole30, I used 1/4 cup of coconut flour. I used a jumbo muffin pan and it made 5. We ate them last night for dinner and have the leftovers for lunch! I served it with the roasted vegetables from your balsamic chicken thigh and roasted vegetable recipe.

  27. I made these tonight for dinner and used a standard sized muffin tin. It made 10 'muffins' and I cooked them for 30 min. I estimated (through MyFitnessPal) that they come out to 81 calories per 'muffin'. I also omitted the oil and sauteed onion for 2 tablespoons of dehydrated onion. They were REALLY good.

  28. Hi! This recipe looks great, but I don't usually have 40 minutes for cooking time after prep. Could I prep these the night before and then just pop them in the oven 40 minutes before dinner?

  29. Your website is perfect for weight watchers. I love how everything is pointed. I tried a few of your recipes and so far the were fabulous and even fun to make. I have you on my favorite list.

  30. I have been using this recipe for the last few years. It is the only meatloaf recipe that i use now and prefer it over any other….even traditional beef. I do it in a regular loaf pan and just adjust the cooking time. Simple and delicious!! Thanks for all of the great recipes you provide!

  31. Hello! I would like to make these as a second meat for my Passover meal (I plan to double the recipe). Can you please let me know what I can sub for the oats since oats are not Kosher for Passover? Also, how much of the sub do I need in place of the oats? Thanks so much!

  32. They've changed the plan since it was originally posted. I assume the meat is higher and maybe even the oatmeal. Recipe builder definitely has it as 7 Pts+.

  33. I also calculated this at 7 Points Plus using the recipe builder and 99% lean ground turkey. Still worth it, just trying to be accurate. They are delicious and easy!

  34. Not sure If I missed it – if your making freezer meals for someone – do you put together ingred then bake and freeze or just mix ingred and freeze? Do you have any other suggestions for freezer meals?

  35. Just to let you know, I was looking all over for this recipe because I knew I had seen it on here before, and I couldn't find it. In the recipe index its labeled as Petite Turkey Meatballs. Thankfully I found it! LOL

  36. Just prepared this for dinner. Officially my favorite meatloaf recipe of all time. Ever. So delicious! Thank you!

  37. i bout the ingredients before i read the comments, can i use old fashioned oats?

  38. Oh no I just made this and missed the step about cooking onions first!

  39. Petite Turkey Meatloaf (from
    This was very tasty! Everything on plate including Feta cheese on my asparagus—>6 points total! At. I will make this again 🙂

  40. Made these tonight and they were a hit. Thanks for the recipe.

    I really like the oatmeal instead of bread crumbs…I think I'll use oatmeal from now on!


  41. Doubled the recipe, added some garlic, and used egg whites. Served with garlic and pepper mashed sweet potatoes. They turned out to be delicious!

  42. I have a mini loaf tin and the large muffin tin. I always take my garlic mashed potatos and "ice" the meatloaf like a cupcake and put them back in the oven on broil for a few minutes to lightly brown the potatos and serve (you could also just sprinkle a little cheese if you're not worried about the few extra calories). This has always been a bit hit with my family! 🙂

  43. I'm so excited to try this recipe…I'm new to your site, but I tried to banana nut bread and chicken rollatini…both amazing!!! but quick question, how would it affect the points if I used 93/7 ground turkey instead of 99?

  44. This is amazingly flavorful! I will make it again!

  45. how did you get 5 points for each serving? when i ran it through recipe builder with the exact ingredients i got 7 points plus per serving

  46. This is one of my favorite SkinnyTaste recipes. It made my husband a believer in ground turkey! The one thing I modify is adding some chopped up red peppers. It's delicious and helps me get more veggies!

  47. I must admit that I wanted to try this recipe so that I could have an excuse to buy a new kitchen gadget. I am so glad that I did because I LOVED it. I wasn't sure about using oatmeal but it worked. The serving size was perfect and my family loved them.

  48. Made these tonight and they're delicious!

  49. Just made them and loved them! Since I have to feed the kiddos I hid in them carrots and zucchini and put them on muffin pans.

  50. Loved this just made them! Used muffin pan. Turned out perfectly! Husband and I LOVED THEM!

  51. Does this freeze well?

  52. I just got a Pampered Chef mini loaf pan today and I can't wait to make these. I made your regular size meatloaf recently and struggled to only eat what I should, so this will be perfect!!

  53. I made these last night as i had a pack of turkey meat in the freezer that was getting frosty on it so i needed to either toss it or cook it. We usually do not like ground up turkey unless its the seasoned kind from the store but this recipe made it likeable! omg it was so good!

  54. I made this again last night except this time I used the 99% fat free ground turkey as mentioned in the recipe. I also added an extra tsp of worcester sauce to the turkey mixture. So yummy and moist! Love this so much.

    It's absolutely one of my FAVORITE recipes and perfectly sized for portion control!

  55. These are delish! My 11 year old son is asking for them again! They are a perfect size too! Great flavor!

  56. Made these last night–the BEST turkey meatloaf EVER.

    I sprayed a 12-cup muffin tin with some non-stick spray and then used a 1/4 cup measure to fill the tin. They cooked for about 25/30 minutes. We each ate 3 mini meatloaf muffins since that was 1/4 of the recipe.

    Adding this to my must make AGAIN pile! Served with your garlic mash and a big green salad. Perfection!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  57. These look AMAZING, but I put this in the recipe builder and it came out to 7pp – is the oatmeal reduced calorie???


  58. Gina, this recipe is one of my all time favorites!! Amazing! I added some low point bacon (1 pt for 2 slices)mixed into it and topped with spicy bbq sauce instead of ketchup! It was to die for, even had it for breakfast, lol!!! Had it with your cheddar garlic bisquits and garlic mashed carrots and potatoes! Even the pickiest of eaters (my 7 yr old) was raving about it! Thank you for making WW so user friendly!

    Boston, MA

  59. Made this last night and it was amazing. Didn't have any marjoram so I used thyme. My boyfriend had seconds and he only likes "junky food". Made baked potatoes and salad to go with it. Was a very filling meal! Thank you for all your amazing recipes… have not made one yet that disappoints!!

  60. Made these tonight subbing chicken broth for olive oil and sage for marjoram. Wonderful!!! Will make again for sure!!

  61. My kids love these! My husband said it was in his top five for best meatloaf ever (next to his dear late Gramma's).

  62. could you add the sodium content as well to nutritional info. recipe looks great but my dad has a 2g sodium restriction. I know I can omit the salt, but the ketchup n Worcestershire sauce has sodium as does the meat.

  63. Made these for dinner tonight. Yummy… Added some green pepper as well…
    Thank you

  64. This is SOOOO yummy! I think you should call your website "yummy taste "
    I have never had anything I didnt like.
    My kids loved this, that is a testimony to it's greatness!

  65. This was delicious. My 2 teenage boys and my husband definitely wanted more though! I may have to double the recipe just for them!

  66. With egg allergies in the family what could I substitute for the egg? Love your site!!
    Thank you!

  67. I just made these the other night with a big salad for the side and the family just LOVED it!! They told me right away that I have to add this recipe to our favs. 🙂 Thank you so much Gina!

    • Try a tablespoon or a little more of the liquid drained off canned chick peas. You’ll find recipes on the internet with this ad egg sub.

  68. I made these for dinner tonight, although with ground beef instead of turkey (couldn't find ground turkey; it's not common here at all). I also used jumbo muffin cups instead of mini loaf pans. Served them with Skinny Mashed Potatoes and steamed broccoli – a winner that will definitely be featured on our family menu again! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes.

  69. I divided the mixture to fill all 8 cavities in my pan. 1 1/2 was enough for me, hubby had 3 and son had 2…that leaves another 1 1/2 for me for another meal 🙂 I served them with Skinny Mashed Potatoes and carrots, zucchini, crookneck and snow peas. Another winner!

  70. Gina, I found you a few weeks ago and I AM IN LOVE! I am cooking my way through your blog one dinner at a time! So far I have yet to be disappointed. I am not on WW, but trying to feed my family delicious foods in healthier ways. This turkey meatloaf just made the grocery list! Thank you =)

  71. Love this recipe. I did change one thing, though; I added 1/2 cup grated zucchini to the meat mixture to try to add a bit of extra moisture. Baked them in muffin tins and put the finished loaves on top of a bed of mashed potatoes. My boys LOVED them– didn't notice there were veggies involved!

  72. I can't believe how awesome and easy this recipe was.My daughter just found out she can't eat gluten, so I used gluten free oats and the worcesterchire sauce is gluten free also. Great flavor! I will definitely make this again!!! It's my daughter's favorite new recipe:)

  73. These were fantastic! Very flavorful and tasty. I skipped the marjoram because I didn't have any and I don't think it made a difference. Didn't lack flavor at all. Will most definitely be making these again!

  74. would the oven temp and time be the same if i just used my 1 meatloaf size pan..or if i just shaped it on a flat cookee sheet

  75. Wow, I've tried so many meatloaf recipes and this was the BEST by far. So easy and amazingly delicious. This will be a go to this fall and winter . . . you are the best, Thanks!

  76. You would have to use recipe builder to see the difference, if any.

  77. I couldn't find 99% ff turkey so I bought 937 kind. It was the only one available. But how do you figure out the points using it instead of the 99% ff.

  78. I was wondering if I use Extra Lean Ground Beef 96/4 to make these how would i figure out the points difference? I picked up the Ground beef instead of Ground Turkey and wanted to try it with it instead. I love the turkey recipe but wanted to switch it up. I am wanting to make this tonight if I hear back from you. Thanks Gina

  79. DELICIOUS!!! I added some garlic powder, a few grinds of pepper, and topped it with ketchup! I also used Stove top herb bread crumbs bc they were on hand. Super flavorful and my Husband LOVED it!

  80. Wonderful!!!

  81. I made this 2 nights ago and my family loved it! they never like when I make meatloaf especially when it's using Turkey instead of beef, But everyone loved it. It was gone in no time and they asked if I'd make it again for dinner the next day. So with all that said, We had Turkey meatloaf 2 nights in a row. I think I just found a new family favorite!! p.s. I didn't have a mini loaf pan so I just made it in one big loaf and it was wonderfully delicious!!!!

  82. Made this tonight–it was GREAT!!! I will make this again!! My husband is not a fan of meatloaf but had a second helping tonight 🙂

  83. That sounds lovely, I may have to try it!

  84. Dry oats go in here.

  85. Hi Gina! So excited to make these tonight. Quick q- when you say "oatmeal", do you actually cook the oats to make oatmeal and then add it? Or are you putting the dry oats directly into the recipe? I know I'm probably thinking way into this but I'd appreciate the help!!!

  86. I've been making the mini turkey meatloaves for awhile, however, I make it a little more greek. I omit the egg and use a package of frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained). It serves as the binder and keeps it moist. Use oregano instead of marjoram and I also add 4 oz. of low-fat feta to the turkey mixture and serve with homemade tzatiki sauce. By using the spinach, it allows me to make 8 mini loaves instead of 4. One mini loaf is 4 points+ and the sauce is 1 points. Delish!!

  87. Thanks ays, yes it has 8 but I didn't load every space. Enjoy!!

  88. This looks so delicious and simple, I'm going to make it this weekend and will even use the same pre-portioned loaf tins. I have a question regarding the tin you used… is it the Bakers Secret with the 4 loaves or 8? The one you link to is for the one that has 8 containers but you say to portion it into 4. Just want to make sure I follow the recipe to the t. 🙂

    I love your blog, by the way!!

  89. This is the first recipe I tried from your site – amazing! They were very moist and very flavorful. I can't wait to try more recipes!

  90. I tried this one tonight but with ground chicken. I was very surprised at how moist they were! I only had a pound and still added the other ingredients as specified, so that could have made up for any lost moisture. But WOW! I have to commend you on this one, it was amazing!

  91. The points would be the same, the whole recipe serves 4.

  92. I am going to try this recipe tonight and would like to know if i used whole wheat bread crumbs how it would change the points. Also I am going to us a muffin pan. Would the servings be one per person?
    Thanks again for all your help and hard work!!!

  93. Delicious. Made it tonight and my husband could not stop raving about it. And I thought it was yummy too even though I usually think of meatloaf as an alien life form! We like spicy food, so I added a teaspoon of Sriracha sauce to the glaze. Thanks for a great recipe.

  94. New to your site.
    I've tried the chicken enchiladas and this meatloaf recipe. My family loved both! Can't wait to try more!

  95. I made these tonight and they were yummy. When I built the recipe on WW site it came out to 7 points plus. Did I do something wrong? Thank you for all the yummy recipes.

  96. I made these last night and they were a huge hit! I did add a little cayenne pepper (1 tsp) to up the flavor just a little more…everyone loved them..thanks for another great recipe!

  97. really lovely!
    I made these today…
    got 4 perfect little loaves (hand shaped)
    cant wait for lunch tomorrow!!

    what a great way to use ground turkey while being so freakin simple!!!

    thank you for all your recipes Gina, love all the ones I have tried thus far

  98. Oh great, enjoy!

  99. I just purchased a mini loaf pan, and was looking for a good recipe. I'm so happy that I found this site! Thank you for making it so easy to figure out the Points for yummy recipes! I'm so excited to try this recipe out tomorrow night! This is my new favorite site!

  100. I bought it on amazon, you can click on the link to take you there.

  101. Hi Gina, where did you get the petit meatloaf pan?

  102. I have been cooking from your website exclusively for the last week and I think this is one of my favorites. Simple but delicious. Very filling and you can't screw up the portions.

  103. Easy, fast and very tasty. I just formed mine into 4 large meatballs, then squished & squashed them into approximate loaves & cooked on a baking sheet. Good meal, served with mashed yam & steamed broccoli. Happy tummy!

  104. Made this recipe last night and it was WONDERFUL! Flavorful, and my 15month old loved it as well! I actually prepared it in a muffin tin and it made 8 muffin sized portions. I just cut the cooking time down to 33 minutes and it was still extremely moist and cooked through! Thank you, this will be added to my arsenal!

  105. OMG!!! This was sooooooooooooo wonderful!! Your recipes have really transformed my family and the way we eat!! My son in law never knew it was even turkey!!! I wanted leftovers to freeze but that never happened!!! YUMMY!!!!

  106. This was delicious! I made it in one loaf, since I don't have the cute little mini meatloaf pan, and it was flavorful and moist baked for 60 minutes. We especially liked the glaze and will certainly have this again! Thanks, Gina!

    Someone just told me about this website and I'm thrilled. I just started Weight Watchers and need some inspiration.

  107. This is so delicious!! I put a little less ketchup in the mix and added our favorite bbq sauce and I also did the same for the glaze… it turned out wonderful!! I didn't think oatmeal would go with the meatloaf instead of breadcrumbs but I really couldn't tell the difference (and a much healthier option). Thank you so much for your recipes! It has allowed me to cook which I truly love while being in WW and keep losing weight…beyond the SmartOnes and Lean Cuisines. THANKS!

    I have to agree with the others, you have to find a publisher because I am buying the book WHEN it comes out! I'm sure it's only a matter of time =)

  108. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes! I love to cook and your site has really helped me find healthy alternatives to my usual meals. I made these a couple of weeks ago and my super picky daughter was asking for seconds before I even had a chance to sit down at the table! I will be making them this week when my mother-in-law comes to visit, that's how good they are!

  109. Stacey, I've always loved meatloaf but turkey meatloaf is my favorite.

    Rachel- Love the added zing with the mustard!

  110. These little beauties were to DIE for! In the glaze, I added a teaspoon of mustard for a little zing the second time I made them and they were equally as great! The size is perfect for portions–I do alot of cooking for my girlfriends who prefer to eat healthy like me. A big hit, thanks!

  111. Ok folks, steel cut oats makes this very dry. It was still very flavorful, but I was bummed at how dry they were. Next time either not as much of the steel cut oats or I'll make the swith to the quick oats.

  112. How would steel cut oats affect this?

  113. Ok, so this was a HUGE hit at my house!!! I even loved it & I have despised meatloaf my entire life! Can't wait to make it again! And using the jumbo muffin pan & making 6 servings worked great. In fact, today for lunch I cut it in 1/2 & made a meatloaf sandwich! Now those are words I thought would never come from my mouth!!!

  114. I mixed everything & put it into a jumbo muffin pan so it will make 6 servings (1/2 c. raw). I also used bread crumbs. We are anxious to try it tonight!!!

  115. Really great recipe, Gina! I will admit, instead of the oatmeal I used 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs—obviously added to the points a smidge, but absolutely delish! Perfect serving size! Hooray for!

  116. Yes, I believe they would reheat fine.

  117. Can you make extras and freeze them? Is this freezer friendly?

    Thank you.

  118. Again, love it! I also used a ketchup topping from the WW site – 1/2 c ketchup, 1 tbsp brown sugar & 1 tsp mustard and glazed the tops 5 min before it's done & baked the last 5 min.

  119. I love your site…and these will be coming out of the oven in just a few minutes!!
    Thanks for the great recipes 🙂

  120. So happy you all like these, wouldn't they be cute in heart shaped molds!

  121. Made this for Valentines dinner…the kids, hubby and I each enjoyed it very much! I love your site and the weight watchers points (I have lost 32 pounds and met my goal weight) Thanks for all of your recipes!

  122. Going to try making these in the shape of hearts for Valentine's Day….guess I have too much time on my hands. Love this site, Gina, and have recommended it to my WW friends

  123. I just made these last night! Outstanding! I used egg white instead of a whole egg and I used Parsley instead of Marjoram. So moist and delicious! I also cooked it at 35 minutes…

  124. This was my first recipe from your site and I was not disappointed. My husband thought it was beef. This will be my favorite turkey meatloaf. Delicious. Felt good eating something healthy!!

  125. I'm a busy mom like most of us- and trying to come up with Tasty Healthy meals day in and day out is hard- Until I found your site- Excellent, Tasty, Healthy and Love the pictures! Will be a regular to you site!

  126. I never have good results with chicken, it's a lot drier and harder to work with.

  127. Hi Gina,

    What would be the difference if I used ground chicken instead of turkey? Would that work? The store was all out of ground turkey and I ended up with chicken by mistake… Can't wait to try these!


  128. Absolutely delicious!! I had some extra zucchinis on hand so I picked a pretty small one and grated it using a super fine grater and added that in. I made the 1/2 cup of oats (regular was all I had not quick!) rounded to account for some of the extra moisture. I also ended up getting 5 servings with this add in.

    So moist and yummy! Even my 2 year old ate half of it before realizing he wasn't dipping it in anything(his current obsession!).

  129. Like all the other posts….. love them! My 11 year old daughter who normally turns her nose up at meatloaf- ate all of hers! My hubby went back for seconds. This will be a keeper in my recipe file. Can't wait to try some of your other recipes. THANK YOU!

  130. I just made these and I just made one big meatloaf and it was so good my kids fought over who got the last piece.

  131. Thank you! I'm not sure, never tried with corn flakes, I'm sure it would work, or rice chex? Maybe quinoa would be a nice replacement too?

  132. Hi Gina! As everyone else says "I LOVE YOUR SITE"!!!

    I have a quick question for this recipe. Would they bake up the same if I used corn flakes in place of the oats? The Hubby is gluten free.


  133. I made these exactly the way the recipes reads, except I made them in a jumbo muffin tin (didn't have a mini loaf pan). They have the best taste! Next time I will try cooking them at 35 minutes because mine came out a little dry. Otherwise these were great and I will for sure make these again. Thanks for all the great recipes you post!

  134. YUM!!!! I just finished eating these for the first time. Delicious!! So moist and full of flavor! We served ours with roasted squash, zucchini, onions and red peppers.

  135. I just made these and they are so tasty! I realized that we were out of ketchup a little too late, so I ended up substituting with a nutritionally-equivalent barbecue sauce. It was great, but next time I will definitely try it with the ketchup!

  136. just finished eating these….mmmmm! another keeper! made double batch…again…kids and husband ate them!

  137. Hi Donna!

    I always buy quick oats (2 minute) and that's what I used. No breadcrumbs, thanks for noticing, I will fix that.

    Mom always puts marjoram in her meatloaf, so I do too! 🙂

  138. This is my first time to your site~I followed a link for your recipe "Petite Turkey Meatloaves."
    They look fantastic! The recipe seems similar to one I make even uses the small pans, but it's with beef & the sauce is different…but they are moist and delicious. However, I'm really looking forward to making your recipe because it's so much better for us.

    I do have three questions about your recipe: First of all, what kind of oatmeal do you use? I ask because with the recipe I have, you must use the Old-Fashioned and NOT the Quick Oats…It does alter the finished product. So that's why I ask which kind of oatmeal…Old-Fashioned or Quick Oats?
    Next, does the recipe call for breadcrumbs as well as the oatmeal? In the directions it says to mix the breadcrumbs with the other ingredients~just want to be sure before I make it for the first time.
    Finally, what is marjoram? I don't have it but would defintely invest in it if this recipe is a keeper.

    I am going to look around your site now and see what other delicious recipes you have!
    Donna in Charleston

  139. Made this last night, it is SO good. We aren't HUGE meatloaf fans, but I made this for a change of pace and we both definitely loved it. I'm looking forward to the leftovers for lunch today!

  140. My wife and I would totally have this even if we weren't watching what we eat…

  141. Hi Gina,

    I love your website and all your wonderful recipes. I'm just having a little trouble with the points values now that WW have changed their point system. When I run your nutrition numbers through the points calculator, it does come to 5 PointsPlus points per serving. However, when I run the recipe through the Recipe Builder on the Weight Watchers site, it comes out to be EIGHT points per serving. I am still learning this new system, but apparently points come out differently in a recipe verses the individual ingredients. Can you shed any light on this? I'm not trying to be neurotic about this, but I do want to be accurate in my point counts. Thanks again for this wonderful site and all the work you do! Tamara

  142. I am super excited to make this tonight! My hubby bought me a pampered chef mini loaf pan for Christmas just so I could finally make this! Do you know how much protein is in this recipe? Love this site Gina! I make burrito bowls all the time 🙂

  143. I made these last night for dinner and they were delicious!!!! I did add one tsp of Bell's seasoning, baked them in a muffin thin, but left everything else the same and they really were so yummy. Can't wait to have some for lunch today too!

  144. They are 7 points each on the new program.

  145. Great!

  146. I made these in a muffin pan (I am a new baker and don't have that many tools!) They were to die for! Yummy!!!!

  147. Aww, I'm glad the child liked this!! I hope to one day. Thanks for asking, so sweet of you!

  148. Just want to let you know that my 8 year old that despises meatloaf devoured this tonight..we had it along with the roasted acorn squash and steamed green beans…yummy!! Any chance you might put a cookbook together?? I think i know a few people that would buy 🙂 Thanks again for the great recipes!!

  149. You're welcome! Happy you all enjoyed these!

  150. Made these tonight with the garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Perfectly delicious and hugely filling meal which is sometimes a challenge when counting cals. Thank you, thank you!

  151. made these tonight & it was TASTY!! SOOOOOOO very tasty! It was moist & had a nice sweet aftertaste. loved it.

  152. The petite meatloaves were AMAZING! I made them in a cupcake/muffin pan and they turned out great! Very juicy and yummy. I cooked them the night before and my husband had eaten almost all of them by the time I got home the next evening! He said it was the best meatloaf he has ever had. Very easy, great flavor and everyone will love them!T HANK YOU!!!

  153. You could leave it out, or add some parsley in place of it. Sorry Kristina, somehow I missed your comment, I guess this comes too late.

  154. These look great… but I don't have morjoram. What would you suggest instead?

  155. Hi Gina! I love your site and I'm obsessed with checking it every other day for recipes to try 🙂 I don't have marjoram and I just leave it out? or will it be lacking in flavor?? I've never had marjoram before.

  156. This recipe was great. I thought I did good by buying ground turkey on sale . Well i bought 15% lean instead so it jacked the points up to 6.5 each. still good. I didnt mince the onion insead I bought dried minced onion and used onion powder since I didnt want chunks of onion. Still great.

  157. These are great!! Thank you for the recipe…even my 5 year old ate "her little loaf" (she loved having something that was all hers :P) This is a quick go to when you don't have a clue what to cook for dinner. Thanks for all your recipes…hubby and I are trying to eat healthier and this is certainly the best site with the best variety we have been able to find!

  158. Tried these tonight, and Y-U-M! Thank you!

  159. This was delicious. I used a cupcake tin though and measured out 5 oz, which shrank to 4 oz. That was a single serving according to the ground turkey package.

  160. Yummy! This came out really good, I'll be making it again. It's really filling too!

  161. Made these mini meatloaves for dinner tonight and my husband LOVED it! I also made your garlic mashed potatoes – what a great dinner. This is my first time on your website and I am so excited to come back all the time for more recipes!

  162. Aren't they great! This is probably my favorite way to eat ground turkey. It doesn't usually substitute better than beef, but for meatloaf, I prefer turkey too!

  163. Oh My goodness!!! I have to say that every time I came home from college, I begged my mom to make her ground beef meatloaf. I was convinced that turkey meatloaf could never taste as good as beef. BUT I just tried this recipe last night and I literally was sooo shocked and surprised to say that this turkey recipe was 100x better than the beef. My mom said, "wow I have to see this blog, I think we found a new meatloaf recipe" AMAZING. thank you so much Gina for another remarkable and tasty dish. Can't wait to try more 🙂

  164. Made these in giant muffin tins tonight, soooo good!!!

  165. Oh how wonderful!! Leave comments and let me know what you think!!

  166. Hi Gina, I found your site about 2 weeks ago and I feel like Julie and Julia…I have made a recipe off your blog every night since. They have all been so delicious, my whole family is loving the new foods. I am making this one tonight.

  167. Dear Gina,
    i made this the other night for my family of three boys. A big hit! I made a double batch thinking I would have some to freeze as leftovers-they ate them all up. Hubby loved it too!! Thanks so much for all your wonderful recipes. This is helping us all eat healthier!

  168. Yes, you could probably form them into 4 mini loaves and place them on a cookie sheet. Or you could make one large meatloaf, and cook it a little longer.

  169. I don't have a 4 or 8 mini loaf pan. Could I make one meatloaf and divide it into 4?

  170. I'm surprised no one's noticed that before! Not breadcrumbs, oatmeal. (of course this works with breadcrumbs too!)

  171. In the directions it says add bread crumbs. Did I overlook something??

    just made this last night, amazing! we tried it on FatGirlsLittleCoat and gave you credit, i always direct people to your blog!

  173. @Mamie- I just updated the calories, fat, etc..

  174. Do you have the other nutrition info on this recipe? Cals/fat/protein/ etc..? I would love to get it if you do.


  175. Tried these tonight for the first time and LOVED them. My son (4) helped make them and at first he took a bite and said "this doesn't taste like meatloaf". But, when I asked him if they were good he said "YES" and even wanted more than his little loaf.

  176. You're welcome!

  177. hi gina im starting weight watchers this weekend and i love your sight im excited about getting started and your recipe selection is wonderful and helping me get ideas of what i can eat and what i want to try thank you!

  178. Cassandra- I used quick oats.

    You're welcome, happy to see the little ones eating!

  179. Made this tonight and my two little boys gobbled it up. So good. Thanks, Gina, for all your recipes. I love them!

  180. Do you use traditional oatmeal or quick-cooking? I know you use traditional in most recipes, but I wanted to make sure 🙂

  181. Hey, the sauce ingredient is Worcestershire. Thank goodness for spell check.

  182. Gotta love it when the kids are happy!

  183. I will definitely be making this again!!! so yummy! The whole family loved it. My 5 yr old son asked me if I would make again tomorrow night LOL….

  184. Thanks! I used Quaker quick oats.

  185. I LOVE YOUR SITE – It makes counting points so much easier when there are so many great recipes! What kind of oatmeal did you use in this recipe?

  186. If they were dry I would use a little less oatmeal or bake them for less time. Or, you can add 2 tablespoons of water.

  187. Hi Gina,
    I made these yesterday and they are GREAT! Just one question: is there anything I can do to make the meat a little more moist? Mine seemed slightly dry after they were done baking. Thanks!

  188. Perfect! Thanks for clarifying!

  189. Sorry for any confusion, I am using an 8 mini-loaf pan, but this recipe only makes 4. So I only filled 4. If you want to make it for 8, simply double the recipe.

  190. You recipe says the following:

    "Divide into four equal loaf pans and place each loaf into a non-stick mini loaf pan…"

    I am confused. Are you using a 4 mini-loaf pan or an 8 mini-loaf pan? Your picture shows 8, but the recipe sounds like you are refering to 4.

    Can you clarify?

    Thanks! Can't wait to make this!

  191. when you make them and freeze them, do you have to cook them first or can you shape them and freeze them raw?

    • I am wondering the same thing.

    • I make this recipe and add grated carrots and make in muffin tins. They freeze well. When I take them out of the freezer I cook them before freezing. I only take one out at a time as it is only me eating them. I usually try to let them defrost in the frig and microwave 1 minute when I am ready to eat. .

  192. Tried these and love them!! So does my husband!!

  193. I love it Gina! Searching for a mini loaf pan online immediately!

  194. Made these last night and froze them for later. Excellent recipe! I reference your site a lot because of its quality. Thanks for all your hard work!

  195. Yes, if you make the meatloaf in little muffin pans, they will probably cook a bit faster. I would check them after 35 minutes. I am not sure how many you would make, but this should help figure out points, the entire recipe is 17.5 (18.5 if you use breadcrumbs instead of oatmeal) so just divide that by the amount of muffins you wind up with.

    • I found that it worked great in a muffin tin. Cooked even faster than 35 mins. Made 12 muffins for 2 pts each! FABULOUS!!

  196. I tried your other turkey meatloaf recipe last week, fabulous! I had a tough time with portion control; it was so tasty! I was thinking of making the recipe using a muffin pan…with each meatloaf muffin being about a serving. Would I need to adjust anything about the recipe/cooking time?

  197. Looks great!


  198. That is a great pan!

  199. These are so cute, adn look so good, my kids would love getting their own little meatloaf!