Basic Turkey Meatloaf

Basic turkey meatloaf recipe

​The Spruce

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
559 Calories
31g Fat
25g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 559
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Sodium 1089mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 707mg 15%
*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.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion

  • 3 clove garlic, finely diced

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup breadcrumb

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup chili sauce, divided

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Steps to Make It

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

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

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

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

  5. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs.

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

  7. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, onion and garlic, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper.

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

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

  10. Bake for 30 minutes and remove from the oven.

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

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

  13. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve and enjoy.