Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

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Meatloaf is a classic comfort food that has been enjoyed by families for generations. It’s a budget-friendly, easy to make, and versatile dish that can be customized to suit any taste. While traditional meatloaf is made with beef, pork or a combination of the two, a healthier option is to use ground turkey instead. Ground turkey is a leaner protein source and is lower in fat and calories than beef or pork. This means that you can enjoy meatloaf without feeling guilty about your dietary choices. Looking for a healthier meatball option? Click here.

turkey meatloaf recipe

One of the best things about meatloaf is that it’s a one-pan dish, which means that you can prepare the entire meal in one pan and have very little clean up. Additionally, it can be made ahead and can be refrigerated or frozen for later. This makes it a great option for meal prepping, busy weeknights, or unexpected guests.

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Here’s a recipe for a classic ground turkey meatloaf that is both delicious and nutritious.

turkey meatloaf recipe

What you need to make turkey meatloaf:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated onion
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup grated green bell pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (for topping)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (for topping)
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turkey meatloaf recipe

How to make turkey meatloaf:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar and ketchup.
  4. Place the mixture in a loaf pan and shape into a loaf. Spread the ketchup and sugar mixture on top.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

This meatloaf recipe is a great option for a classic comfort food dinner. It’s easy to prepare and can be customized with your favorite herbs and spices. Some other options include adding grated carrots, diced bell peppers or mushrooms for added nutrition and flavor. This recipe is also great for adding your own spin to it and make it unique to you. Looking for a traditional meatloaf recipe? Click here.

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Not only is ground turkey a healthier option than traditional meatloaf, but it also has a mild taste that allows other flavors to shine through. The breadcrumbs and grated onion act as a binder, while the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce provide a tangy sweetness. The basil adds a burst of flavor and aroma, making this meatloaf a satisfying and satisfying meal.

turkey meatloaf recipe

What can you serve with meatloaf?

Meatloaf can be served with a variety of sides, such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a salad. It also makes great leftovers and can be reheated and enjoyed the next day. Some popular variations of meatloaf include adding cheese to the center for a cheesy surprise in every bite, or adding bacon on top for a smoky and savory flavor.

In conclusion, ground turkey is a great option for a healthier and delicious meatloaf. This recipe is easy to make, versatile and can be customized with your own favorite ingredients. It’s a great option for families, meal prepping and anyone looking for a classic comfort food meal that is both delicious and nutritious. Ground turkey meatloaf is a perfect combination of taste and nutrition, and it’s sure to be a hit with everyone in your family.

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turkey meatloaf recipe

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf is a classic comfort food that has been enjoyed by families for generations. It's a budget-friendly, easy to make, and versatile dish that can be customized to suit any taste.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup onion grated
  • ½ cup carrot grated
  • ½ cup green bell pepper grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 sprigs parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup ketchup for topping
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar for topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Mix until well combined.In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar and ketchup.
  • Place the mixture in a loaf pan and shape into a loaf. Spread the ketchup and sugar mixture on top.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 165°F (74°C).
  • Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

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