Turkey Sausage Meat Loaf

Turkey sausage meatloaf recipe

The Spruce Eats/Diana Mocanu

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
427 Calories
12g Fat
52g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 427
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 673mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 17g 62%
Protein 38g
Calcium 138mg 11%
*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 elegant and moist turkey sausage meatloaf is delicious and easy, and it has more flavor than traditional turkey meatloaves because it combines ground turkey with turkey sausage. You can make this recipe mild or spicy, depending on the type of turkey sausage you buy.​

Serve this updated meatloaf recipe with a green salad, some dinner rolls, and a nice chocolate pie for dessert.


  • 1 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound turkey sausage
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for turkey sausage meat loaf
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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

    Grease pan
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  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the carrots, onion, and garlic in the butter until tender.

    Cook carrots and onion
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  4. Place this mixture in a large bowl and add the ​breadcrumbs, egg, milk, parsley, and thyme until well blended. Let stand 10 minutes.

    Place mixture in a large bowl
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  5. Add the ground turkey and turkey sausage to the mixture in the bowl and mix gently with your hands just until combined.

    Add ground turkey
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  6. Shape into a large loaf about 2 1/2-inches high. Place in prepared pan.

    Shape into a large loaf
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  7. Mix the ketchup, brown sugar, honey mustard, and pepper in a small bowl and spread over the meatloaf.

    Mix ketchup, brown sugar, honey mustard
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  8. Bake the meatloaf for 45 to 60 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and meat thermometer registers 165 F. 

    Bake the meatloaf
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  9. Cover the meatloaf with foil and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

    Cover the meatloaf
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  10. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve meatloaf
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Recipe Variation

  • The carrots add color, texture, flavor, and nutrition to this easy recipe, but you can substitute other veggies if you'd like. Some finely chopped bell peppers or some chopped summer squash would be good changes.