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Sliced turkey meatloaf on a silver baking pan.

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Hot or cold, there are few things more delicious than a slice of homemade Turkey Meatloaf. Healthy, flavorful ground turkey makes an appearance in this classic American recipe—and no one at the table will miss the beef.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Calories 377kcal


  • 3 cups chopped yellow onions 2 large onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1/3 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 5 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1 1/2 cups plain dry bread crumbs
  • 3 extra large eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup ketchup


  •  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a medium sauté pan, on medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until the onions are translucent but not browned, approximately 15 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into a rectangular loaf on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread the ketchup evenly on top. 
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees and the meat loaf is cooked through. Serve hot, room temperature, or cold in a sandwich.
  • (A pan of hot water in the oven, under the meat loaf, will keep the top from cracking.)


Calories: 377kcal