This Turkey Meatloaf recipe doesn’t sacrifice any flavor. It’s easy to make and is topped off with the most delicious glaze! Your family will love this heart healthy version of a classic American dinner.
Millions of people are already familiar with my recipes for Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf. One of the most common requests I get on it is to develop a turkey meatloaf. Can you stuff this recipe with cheese? Absolutely! But today I’ve kept it a straight up old fashioned meatloaf–turkey style!
Is ground turkey good for you?
That is a loaded question without a firm answer. Ground turkey comes in several different fat ratios, just like ground beef. Choosing a leaner turkey can have less saturated fats and cholesterol than ground beef. You will have to compare nutrition labels at your grocery store to be able to get an accurate comparison of the ground turkey you are buying versus the ground beef. As with anything, ground turkey is good for you in moderation.
How long do you cook turkey meatloaf for?
Turkey meatloaf needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F to be food safe. This should take approximately 1 hour for a 2 pound meatloaf baked at 350 degrees. However, if you use more than 2 pounds you won’t double your cooking time. Add approximately 30 minutes for each additional pound of turkey.
Should I use dark meat or all white meat ground turkey?
PRO TIP: Feel free to be flexible with the fat ratios on the ground turkey you use in this recipe. I used a combination of one pound of lean, white turkey for this recipe and one pound of darker, less lean turkey in the photos included with this recipe. Having a little dark meat produces a more moist meatloaf. This recipe absolutely works with 100% lean white meat turkey and has a delicious result and also works with 100% dark meat.
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