Best Turkey Meatloaf

Best Turkey Meatloaf


This is the Best Turkey Meatloaf I've ever had! It's moist and flavorful and is the perfect comfort food. 
This is the Best Turkey Meatloaf I've ever had! It's moist and flavorful and is the perfect comfort food.
When I was growing up we always had a nice Sunday dinner. We'd enjoy a big breakfast after church, then have dinner around 3:00 or so. Later in the evening we'd have a snack, usually peaches and toast or something like that. My mom was a great cook, and still is, and would make dishes like beef stew, pot roast, chicken and dumplings, and meatloaf. Always a delicious comforting meal! In the summer my dad would grill or we'd have something a little lighter, but the comfort foods have always been my favorite.

To this day I'm still a sucker for meatloaf, although I don't make it as often as I should since it's something my whole family loves. Recently I decided to change my traditional recipe up a bit, make it a bit lighter and healthier, by using ground turkey. I call it my turkey recipe remix! I love using turkey in place of other proteins because it is naturally low in fat and provides nutrients like iron, zinc and potassium. It’s also packed with lean protein to keep you feeling full longer.

This is the Best Turkey Meatloaf I've ever had! It's moist and flavorful and is the perfect comfort food.
Another reason to love turkey is that it takes on the flavor of whatever seasonings or marinades it’s cooked with. It's perfect in this meatloaf, as well as for making burgers, tacos, and so much more. It's very easy to prepare and serve, just like any other protein or meat. 

My Best Turkey Meatloaf is moist and tender, and packed with flavor. Served with a side of mashed potatoes, a hot vegetable, and rolls or bread, it's the perfect family dinner!

Best Turkey Meatloaf
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 6
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Ingredients:
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large carrot, grated
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
5 Tablespoons ketchup, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 egg white
1 pound lean ground turkey

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Cook the onion, garlic, and carrot in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, parsley, 3 tablespoons of the ketchup, and the salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and cool slightly.

In a small bowl, stir together bread crumbs and milk. Add the egg and egg white and mix well. Add this mixture to the bowl with the vegetables. Add the ground turkey and mix well with your hands. 

Place the meatloaf in the prepared loaf pan and spread out evenly. Brush the top of the meatloaf with the remaining two tablespoons of ketchup. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the center of the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Let the meatloaf stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

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This is the Best Turkey Meatloaf I've ever had! It's moist and flavorful and is the perfect comfort food.
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