Basic Turkey Meatloaf

Basic turkey meatloaf recipe

​The Spruce

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 6 servings

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 butter
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely diced)
  • 2 pounds ground turkey (85 to 90 percent lean)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumb
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chili sauce (divided)
  • Garnish: parsley

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.