Basic Turkey Meatloaf

Basic turkey meatloaf recipe

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  • Total: 85 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 70 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 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds ground turkey (85% to 90% lean)
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce or ketchup (divided)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredient and heat oven to 350 F.

    Ingredients for basic turkey meatloaf
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  2. Grease or or spray lightly with cooking spray an 8 1/2x4 1/2-inch loaf pan.

    Grease a loaf pan
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  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey with the egg, oats, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper.

    Meat and ingredients
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  4. Add 1/2 cup of the chili sauce or ketchup. Reserve the remaining chili sauce or ketchup for topping.

    Add chili sauce
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  5. Mix the ground turkey mixture until well blended. Pack into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

    Meat in loaf pan
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  6. Top with the reserved chili sauce or ketchup and bake for 10 minutes longer. Let the meatloaf rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

    Top with sauce
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  7. Serve and enjoy!