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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. 

Turkey Meatloaf with a glaze, cut into slices

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.

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. 

Turkey Meatloaf with a glaze, cut into slices

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Turkey Meatloaf with a glaze, cut into slices
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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Ingredients

Meatloaf

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

Glaze

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a glass baking pan (9x13) with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, pepper, milk, and worcestershire sauce. Knead until combined.
  • Shape meat into a log or loaf. This is a free-form loaf so it doesn't need to be perfect.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Pour half of this mixture over the meatloaf, reserving the remaining half for later.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes
  • After 45 minutes, remove from oven and pour the remaining sauce over the loaf.Increase temperature to 400 degrees and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1102mg | Potassium: 714mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Turkey Meatloaf

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Quinta

5 stars
Best meatloaf I’ve ever tasted. I added sauteed onions and garlic. It is moist, flavorful and delicious.

Geri

NO EGGS????? Never heard of meatloaf without them…..

Louise Jones

5 stars
This meatloaf is superb. There were only three of us so I made half of the recipe, and it was wonderful. Also, I did not have parsley and I substituted rosemary. Turned out GREAT!!

Stephanie. Williams

5 stars
Hi. I made this last week and the family LOVED it!! We always eat ground turkey meatloaf but your recipe outdid mine. Thanks so much!! Will be making it over and over again!!

HelenL099

5 stars
My family loved this so I was making it every other week for a while…would give it 10 stars if I could.

Sally

5 stars
Delicious!!! Love the glaze

Carol Jaquins

This has become my husband’s favorite meatloaf.

BECKY

5 stars
I just made this tonight. I did use 1/2 turkey, half breakfast sauaage (pork). It was delicious! Will definitely make it again.

What else can I use as a topping. I have some
one that can not have any red products in there diet..

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