Mini Turkey Loaves with Sweet and Savory Red Sauce

Mini Turkey Loaves with Sweet and Savory Red Sauce


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I’m happy to be sharing a wonderful recipe with you today for Mini Turkey Loaves with Sweet and Savory Red Sauce. Ground turkey and Best Foods® Mayonnaise are just two of the ingredients that help lighten up this classic dish.
My family loved it. It’s quick, hearty, flavorful and healthy! Right during the holidays…just when we need it most!

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Mini Turkey Loaves with Sweet and Savory Red Sauce
Time: 10 minutes prep + 35 minutes baking
Yield: 12 mini loaves
Recipe adapted from Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise


2 1/2 pounds ground turkey
3/4 C Italian bread crumbs
2 packages Lipton onion soup mix
2 eggs
1/4 C water
1/2 C Best Foods® Mayonnaise
brown sugar
1. Place your ground turkey into a large bowl.
2. Add the Best Foods® Mayonnaise…
bread crumbs…
Lipton Onion Soup mix…
eggs and water.
3. Stick your hands right on in there. Mix all of the ingredients together.
4. Spray two mini loaf pans with cooking spray. 
Sprinkle brown sugar along the bottom of each little compartment. 
5. Shape the meat into 12 little loaves and lay them over the brown sugar.
6. Drizzle ketchup along all four edges of each loaf.
7. Bake uncovered at 350 for 25 minutes. 
8. Remove the pans from the oven. Drizzle a bit more ketchup along the top of each loaf. Spoon some of the juices from the bottom up on to the top as well.
9. Bake for another 10 minutes.
10. Remove the pans from the oven, let the loaves sit for 10 minutes and serve.

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  1. 1
    November 26, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Turkey pot pie is our go to recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers…it is a perfect way to use almost all of them!

  2. 2
    November 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    The Hellmann's Turkey Challenge have a lots of recipes I cant wait to test them out. I love Hellmann's.

  3. 3
    November 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I tweeted.!/Cinbat03

  4. 4
    November 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Spaghetti is my favorite.
    badbarnigan at yahoo dot com

  5. 5
    November 26, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I've got a couple favorite quick fix dinners…mummy dogs(hot dogs wrapped in bread dough and baked), and breakfast for dinner (especially pancakes) 🙂

  6. 6
    November 28, 2011 at 4:04 am

    My quick fix is spaghetti and meatballs. I always have homemade mini meatballs and sauce in the freezer. It's one meal that I know everyone will eat – a rare happening with my recently picky kids.

  7. 7
    November 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Quick fix is spaghetti and salad

  8. 8
    November 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    My quick fix dinner is usually a cheese quesadilla (or chicken if I have some leftover) – add rice and salad and it's done

  9. 9
    November 30, 2011 at 8:07 pm


  10. 10
    November 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

  11. 11
    November 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    My quick fix is a pasta dinner with shells, cubed deli roasted chicken or turkey, sauteed mushrooms and leftover veggies such as broccoli. Heat up a jar of white sauce and it's done. My family thinks raves and think I slaved!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  12. 12
    December 1, 2011 at 12:02 am



    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  13. 13
    December 2, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I scramble tofu with frozen veggies in ma po to fu sauce and either eat it by itself or serve with rice or noodles. It's fast and tasty. Thanks for the giveaway!
    songyueyu at gmail

  14. 14
    December 2, 2011 at 12:25 am

    • 15
      February 7, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      I’ve have 2 reasons for being itetresned in the book, both of them selfish. 🙂 First, I was intrigued by the “Doubleback” review and plan on finding a copy to read for myself, so if this story is a tie-in or just more information on the chracters, etc., I love that kind of stuff. I like getting a better understanding of what I’m reading, especially of the characters. Plus, I really like having all the “pieces” involved when I have a series.Second reason – I like having the hard-to-finds, the limited editions, the special books that not everyone else in the world is going to have also. Don’t know why really, but I do!

  15. 16
    December 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    burritos is my quick go to dish… i always make sure I have tortillas on hand.. and anything in the fridge can become the filling… we sometimes pan fry them..

  16. 17
    December 3, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I love making BLT's when I'm running low on time. Spinach, Turkey Bacon, and Whole Grain pitas make a healthy twist on an original too!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  17. 18
    December 3, 2011 at 5:23 am

  18. 19
    December 3, 2011 at 7:48 am

    i love turkey buger they are fast and taste great

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  19. 20
    December 3, 2011 at 7:57 am

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      February 7, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      A lot of great advice to poesrcs. I attended a workshop recently that helped us develop and dissect the heart of our story or as you called it, the driving theme. It was very helpful to breakdown and understand, making sure it was a consistent thread in the tapestry of the story. Thanks for taking the time, as you soar above continents, to share your hard-learned advice. As for aging, yes, it has great benefits.Julieb4s last blog post ..Like? 0

  20. 22
    December 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    we love to make our own pizza….we make the dough the night before, let it rise in the fridge, and roll it out the next night….easy and quick.
    just.garbage(at)hot mail (dot) com

  21. 23
    December 5, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Nuke some frozen veg, cook some pasta and grill a chicken breast or burger o the Foreman. Dinner in 10 minutes.

  22. 24
    December 5, 2011 at 2:37 am

    for me it's a quick quesadilla with cheese and salsa
    nannypanpan at

  23. 25
    December 5, 2011 at 3:27 am

    that looks really good – my quick dinner is usually spaghetti


  24. 26
    December 5, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Our quickest dinner idea is anything using brown rice. I make a lot of it each week and then portion it our into freezer bags and freeze them. I then rip off the bag and place it in a covered glass bowl and microwave it. Love it. We then just add a meat (which is usually previously frozen as well) and some veggies. Super fast and easy. inkomite at

  25. 27
    December 5, 2011 at 3:32 am

    i tweeted here:!/bellows22/status/143531708975808512


  26. 28
    December 5, 2011 at 4:53 am

    My quick dinner fix is always breakfast – love it! whether it is pancakes and eggs or french toast and smoothies, everyone around here loves it. @

  27. 29
    December 5, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I love making baked spaghetti, just brown hamburger and add sauce and prepare pasta and bake with cheese
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  28. 30
    December 5, 2011 at 6:05 am

  29. 31
    December 5, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Our quick dinners when we don't have something planned are often breakfast – eggs and toast, pancakes, waffles, etc.

  30. 32
    December 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Spaghetti is my quick fix!

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

  31. 33
    December 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I don't think there is anything faster than plain ole spaghetti! Especially if you can find a good ready-made jarred sauce you like and don't need to do anything to other than serve!
    14earth at gmail dot com

  32. 34
    December 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I tweeted here:!/FotoMacro/status/143784289690058752
    14earth at gmail dot com

  33. 35
    December 6, 2011 at 12:15 am

    My fave old reliable is spaghetti. I always keep the ingredients on hand.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  34. 36
    December 6, 2011 at 12:35 am

    My best quick fix, mac and cheese with some peas and tuna. Everyone loves it and it is fast and cheap. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  35. 37
    December 6, 2011 at 12:36 am

  36. 38
    February 8, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Have you made larger versions of this? I don't have mini loaf pans like that. What would be the cooking times for a larger loaf?

    • 39
      February 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Hey Amy,
      Nice to hear from you. You can make this into one regular sized loaf and it will turn out just as nicely. I would imagine you would need to bake it for about an hour. Good luck! Hope it turns out great.

    • 40
      February 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      I made it into two loaves (bread pan size) and I think it cooked for about an hour. Turned out delicious. In fact, I posted this on my blog about it:

      Whenever Zach says “Mom, this was really good – put it on our 'make-again' list. Whose recipe was it?” I almost always respond – “Who do you think?” and then we both say “Jamie Cooks It Up”. Thanks for all the great recipes that feed a family of boys with left-overs!

    • 41
      February 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      Great! So glad it turned out well. I love that recipe as well. Think I'll make it this week. Have a good one!

  37. 42
    October 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Spaghetti with meat sauce is my quick go to dinner on a busy night.

  38. 43
    November 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I made this tonight and it turned out so tasty and wonderful! A crowd pleaser for my little family 3, EVERYONE loved it 🙂 I love that it’s made with ground turkey–it’s high and protein and I’m always looking for high protein meals! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  40. 45
    July 21, 2020 at 4:15 am

    How long will this dish be cooked? About 30 minutes for me is okay

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