Turkey Meatloaf

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Have you ever had a meatloaf you didn’t like? What about a turkey meatloaf?meatloaf

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes with gravy is just good comfort food, add green beans and I’m in heaven.

But what if you want to cut some of the fat and carbs from this meal?


What about making meatloaf using ground turkey? Turkey would cut some of the fat from the meatloaf and once you add all the ‘stuff’ it will taste the same.

Let’s look at a recipe for a Turkey Meatloaf that will fit the bill.


Turkey Meatloaf

  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 gloves minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (I use no salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet.
  2. Cook the onion and garlic in the melted butter for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place mixture in a large bowl and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  4. Combine the turkey, egg, 1/4 cup of the catsup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper with the onion mixture using a wooden spoon.
  5. Press meatloaf into an 8×4-inch loaf pan.
  6. Spread remaining ketchup on top. (I have used Rotel for an extra kick)
  7. Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 50-55 minutes or  until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Serve this along with a big steaming bowl of mashed cauliflower (the recipe can be found in my Shepherds Pie post) and a bowl of green beans and you have a wonderful meal.

Let us know if you try this Turkey Meatloaf recipe and most importantly how you like it.

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