Mini Turkey Loaves with Sweet and Savory Red Sauce

Mini Turkey Loaves with Sweet and Savory Red Sauce


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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 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    My quick fix for dinner is usually omelets…I always have eggs and left overs in the refrigerator to through in.

  2. 2
    November 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    My quick fix dinner is spaghetti with garlic bread. I try not to wait too long to decide what to fix so I dont get stuck in having to find something to make. My husband loves your chicken and wild rice soup!

  3. 3
    November 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    My quick fix is usually meatloaf! And the leftovers are always great!

  4. 4
    November 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    This time of year my quick fix dinner is soup. I just take broth, whatever leftover meat I have on hand, noodles/rice and froz veggies plus a few spoonfulls of pesto and dump it all in one pot.

    I've never put mayo in meatloaf before. I'm gonna have to give that a try!

  5. 5
    November 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I always have the ingredients on hand to make bar-b-que meatblls. Meatballs are made ahead of time and in the freezer ready to go. Serve with your choice of potatoes and a green veggie.

  6. 6
    November 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    spaghetti has to be my go to meal. I always make sure I have the ingredients for the in the house.

  7. 7
    November 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    My quick fix dinner is the old faithful grilled cheese sandwich, possibly doctored up with caramelized onions or spinach if I have have leftovers in the fridge.

  8. 8
    November 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    A buttery pasta dish with veggies is usually my quick fix.

  9. 9
    November 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    My quick fix is homemade mac and cheese since I always have the ingredients on hand.

  10. 10
    November 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Pasta salad made with elbow macaroni and tuna with Hellmann's is a quick dinner for us!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  11. 11
    November 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I usually make tacos for a quick meal.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  12. 12
    November 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    One of my favorite quick meals would have to be the baked potato. Simply throw it in the oven for 1 hour to bake (or if your really short on time in the microwave) and top it with whatever you have on hand: deli meats, cheese, butter, sour cream, veggies, bacon, ect! Easy and pleasing!

  13. 13
    November 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    My quick meal, would be Cowboy's Delight aka Goulash(sp?) I just mix a pound of hamburger, onion, seasonings. Add cooked macaroni, tomato sauce and I'll throw in some of my bagged frozen corn. Top with shredded cheese. Easy, fast and my family LOVES it!

  14. 14
    November 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Taco Salad is always a good go-to option for me.
    trish at momontimeout dot com

  15. 15
    November 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm

  16. 16
    November 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I putting a frozen turkey breast in the crock pot and letting it go! It comes out so moist and delicious every time!

  17. 17
    November 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

  18. 18
    November 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Frittatas. Fast, easy, and a great way to use up some random leftovers!

  19. 19
    November 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    My go to meal is always spaghetti. And even with the bottled sauce. I'm not proud of it, but hey, the kids love it. Sometimes I will bake up some chicken tenders to go on top.

  20. 20
    November 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    We either do grilled cheese and tomato soup or homemade Egg McMuffins. I love those so we almost always have stuff on hand. They're great. 🙂

  21. 21
    November 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    My go to is chicken casserole. It is a family favorite and add carrots or peas and watch it disappear! Comfort food at its finest!

  22. 22
    Heather H.
    November 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I would have to say grilled cheese sandwiches(especially if the husband is not going to be home for dinner)or chicken wraps. I get frozen breaded chicken tenders cook them then put chicken, lettuce, cheese and ranch dressing on a tortilla and wrap it up. I also usually make the wingers suace so me and the husband can have sticky finger wraps.

  23. 23
    November 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    go to is baked chicken!

  24. 24
    November 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

  25. 25
    November 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    My quick go to dinner is usually taco soup or spaghetti since I usually have those items on hand!

  26. 26
    November 14, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    One of my quick fix dinners is spaghetti.

  27. 27
    November 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    This looks delicious! My quick fix meal is spaghetti. Super easy to brown some ground beef, cook some noodles and throw in some sauce.
    ljatwood at gmail dot com

  28. 28
    November 14, 2011 at 7:03 pm

  29. 29
    November 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Our quick fix for dinner would be…. Breakfast! Pancakes and eggs. Sometimes we add hashbrowns. Sometimes sausage.

  30. 30
    November 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Chicken soft taco's

  31. 31
    November 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    If I have any ground beef, it would be spaghetti, if I have 'nothing' in the house, it's probably grilled cheese sandwich and soup or omelets. I have tried several of your recipes and we love them all ! Thanks for sharing. Nisey

  32. 32
    November 14, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    My go to is either tacos or spaghetti. Thanks for all the great recipes and tips!

  33. 33
    November 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    We almost always have ground beef on hand so my go to meal would be tacos or sloppy joes. If for some strange reason I don't have ground beef on hand, we usually do eggs & toast or pancakes.

  34. 34
    November 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Oh this is a neat question – for the kiddos it is usually homemade macaroni and cheese! bethfraser22 at hotmail dot com

  35. 35
    November 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    One of tastiest, quick dinners that I make is double decker tacos: hard taco shell, refried beans, soft taco shell, taco meat, toppings (maybe even some cheese sauce for a different taste). Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.

  36. 36
    November 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

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  37. 37
    November 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    My dad was famous for his “garbage pizza” and it's become one of my most frequent go to meals to use up leftovers.

    Just grab some frozen dough (Dad used homemade but that kind of kills the time saver aspect). Throw on whatever leftover meats and/or veggies are in the fridge. Top with sauce and cheese and you're good to go.

  38. 38
    November 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Hi! My quick fix is Hot Dogs!

  39. 39
    November 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    My quick fix dinner is spaghetti. We are having it tonight!! 😉

  40. 40
    November 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    My quick fix would be spaghetti, hot dogs or omlettes.

  41. 41
    November 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    My quick go to meal is omelettes or grilled cheese & soup!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  42. 42
    November 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I love having ground beef or chicken cooked and in the freezer. It makes so many meals so fast and easy. Breakfast for dinner is also an easy go to meal. Thanks!
    shakenafist at yahoo dot com

  43. 43
    November 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Either something I made double batches of and froze or tacos or pancakes.

  44. 44
    November 14, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    My favorite quick and easy dinner is Crunchy Salmon. 1 1/2 pounds salmon (cut into 4 filets) topped with 2 Tbsp honey mustard (I make my own with Best Foods Mayo…there's no other brand for me) and French's fried onions. Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes. Yum!

  45. 45
    November 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm

  46. 46
    November 15, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Breakfast foods is my quick meal. Usually have everything on hand.

  47. 47
    November 15, 2011 at 12:33 am

    my quick dinner is a cheesy noodle casserole or spaghetti- whatever I have all the ingredients for!!

  48. 48
    November 15, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Soft Flour Tacos is my go to meal.

  49. 49
    November 15, 2011 at 4:17 am

    My go-to meal is waffles and eggs. The kids love them and it's pretty healthy. =)
    jenncutie at hotmail dot com

  50. 50
    November 15, 2011 at 4:20 am

    jenncutie at hotmail dot com

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