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sausage meatloaf with peppers and onions

Sausage Meatloaf with Peppers and Onions

This sausage meatloaf with peppers and onions is juicy and filled with flavor. It's everything you love about the Italian American but formed into a tasty, healthy meatloaf recipe. Make this on Sunday for the week or freeze to enjoy later in the month.
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Course: dinner, dinner recipe
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: italian sausage meatloaf, sausage meatloaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 347kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Large rimmed baking sheet or loaf pan


  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ white onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb Italian poultry sausage casings removed
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs can also use Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella divided
  • 1 cup marinara sauce or any spaghetti sauce divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is heating up, cook the veggies.
  • In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and then sauté the chopped onions and peppers until the peppers become soft and onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes or until fragrant. Place the veggies into a large bowl and set them aside to cool.
  • After the vegetables cool, mix in the ground turkey, sausage, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, spices, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, 1 cup of shredded cheese, and 1/2 cup of the sauce.
  • Place the meat mixture  on a rimmed baking pan or baking dish coated with cooking spray and form it into a loaf. You can also use a meatloaf pan.
  • Spread the rest of the sauce over the top of the meatloaf.Bake for 60 - 65 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Take it out of the oven and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top. Set the oven to broil.
  • Broil for a couple of minutes until the cheese melts.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes before serving.


Storage Tips

Cook the Sausage Meatloaf entirely and then store it in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave for 2-4 minutes or until hot. 
You can also make meal prep bowls to have ready for lunch or dinner during the week; I put a slice of meatloaf, rice or pasta, and vegetables in a glass container for dinner. 
You can also freeze these bowls to have them ready for meals later on. For more information, see my tutorial on how to freeze meatloaf


Serving: 1g | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 820mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g