Basic Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
543 Calories
29g Fat
29g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 543
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 223mg 74%
Sodium 1271mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 658mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This turkey meatloaf is made with oats as the filler, and it's seasoned with onion, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.

Ketchup or chili sauce tops this well-seasoned meatloaf recipe made with ground turkey. Serve this tasty turkey meatloaf with mashed or roasted potatoes and a tossed salad for a fabulous family meal.

Ingredients

For the Meatloaf:

  • 2 pounds ground turkey

  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)

  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)

  • 4 cloves garlic (pressed)

  • 2/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

  • 1/3 cup ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Topping:

  • 2/3 cup ketchup

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Optional garnish:

    1 teaspoon chopped parsley

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

    Ingredients for Turkey Meatloaf
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  2. Finely dice the onion; use about 1/2 cup for the meatloaf. Mince the garlic.

    Diced Onions and Garlic
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  3. In a small frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Saute the onion until soft, about 5 minutes.

    Sautéed Onions
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  4. Add the garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.

    Sautéed Garlic and Onions
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  5. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs.

    Lightly Beaten Eggs for Meatloaf
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  6. Add the breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and 3/4 cup chili sauce. Let sit for 5 minutes.

    Making Turkey Meatloaf With Breadcrumbs
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  7. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper.

    Making Turkey Meatloaf
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  8. Add the egg-breadcrumb mixture and sautéed onions and garlic. Mix the meatloaf just until combined.

    Making Turkey Meatloaf
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  9. Form into a loaf and place in the prepared pan.

    Turkey Meatloaf in a Loaf Pan
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  10. Bake for 30 minutes and remove from the oven.

    Baking Turkey Meatloaf
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  11. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup chili sauce, bake for 30 minutes longer.

    Glazing Turkey Meatloaf
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  12. Remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

    Baked Turkey Meatloaf
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  13. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve and enjoy.

    Turkey Meatloaf
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