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Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

Say hello to this mouthwatering Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf that's sure to become a family favorite! With gooey mozzarella cheese hidden inside and a flavorful turkey base, this dish is a delightful twist on the classic comfort food.

Tasty Team
96% would make again
Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf


for 4 servings


  • 1 cup tomato sauce (225 g)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey (455 g)
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (150 g), excess moisture gently squeezed out with kitchen towels
  • 1 cup finely diced yellow onion (150 g)
  • 2 cloves garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 291
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 20g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Protein 25g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  2. Make the sauce: In a medium bowl, stir together the tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, and honey.
  3. Make the meatloaf: In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, zucchini, onion, garlic, egg, Dijon mustard, honey, 2 tablespoons of the sauce, the panko, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and parsley. Mix well.
  4. Add half of the meatloaf mixture to a greased loaf pan and flatten in an even layer.
  5. Layer the cheese over the meat. Top with the rest of the meatloaf mixture and smooth the top.
  6. Top the meatloaf with half of remaining sauce, using a spoon or rubber spatula to spread evenly. Reserve the rest of the sauce.
  7. Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160˚F (70˚C).
  8. Warm the reserved sauce in the microwave or a skillet, then drizzle on top of the meatloaf.
  9. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with your favorite sides (we like mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus).
  10. Enjoy!
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Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf