Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Turkey Mini Loaves

Turkey Mini Loaves

I’ve been making these Turkey Mini Loaves since my kids were little. They’ve always enjoyed them…especially the cheese on the inside. I personally love swiss cheese so I tend to use that but I’ve made it with mozzarella too and they are delicious as well.

For a lighter meal, serve the turkey loaves with some steamed veggies. If you’re more of a meat and potato family, it pairs well with just about any potato (mashed, baked, scalloped…haven’t tried it with sweet but I’m sure it would be tasty 🙂)

You’ll notice that the recipe calls for one pound of ground turkey. I bought my turkey at Costco so the packages are larger than a pound. If I’m not making something else within a few days where I need the extra turkey, I just cut an extra slice of cheese and make 5 loaves instead of 4. I didn’t change anything else in the recipe. I know the leftovers will be eaten at my house so having an extra loaf is not a big deal at all. My growing children eat a ton!

Turkey Mini Loaves

Recipe by Cooking After Class
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes     Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup Italian Breadcrumbs (if regular breadcrumbs, add 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning)

  • 2 Tablespoons milk

  • 1 Tablespoon dried chopped onions

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • dash pepper

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 1/2 ounce block of swiss or mozzarella cheese

  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crack the egg into a mixing bowl. With a fork, beat the egg until the yolk and white are combined. Add the breadcrumbs, milk, dried onion, parsely, salt, and pepper. Stir with a fork to mix well.
  • Use your hands or a wood spoon to break up the ground turkey as you mix it into the mixture in the bowl.
  • Cut the cheese into four long pieces. Divide the turkey mixture into four equal parts. Mold each portion around a cheese stick. Shape each into a small loaf. Put the loaves in a baking pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Spoon barbecue sauce over each loaf. Put back in the oven. Bake for 5 more minutes.