Turkey Meatloaf

2013-06-24
  • Yield : 1 loaf
  • Servings : 9
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 1:15 h
  • Ready In : 1:45 h

Turkey meatloaf has 25 percent less fat, 60 percent less saturated fat, and less calories than traditional beef and pork meatloaf.

Turkey meatloaf is delicious for lunch, dinner and sandwiches or added to soups like lentil and split pea. Both meals pictured have about 500 calories. Less than many retauarant hamburgers.

Meatloaf is one of America’s favorite comfort foods and very easy to make. Add or omit ingredients depending on your preferences. 

Cook’s Tips

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons dry chopped onion or 1 to 2 teaspoons granulated onion can be substituted for the raw onion.
  • If your meatloaf mixture is too soft, replace sliced bread and wine with fresh breadcrumbs. Use a food processor and metal blade to process the sliced bread into crumbs and omit or reduce the amount of wine/water.
  • A rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil can be substituted for the loaf pan. Tent loaf with aluminum foil during the first 45 minutes of baking to reduce moisture loss.

Related Recipe

Beef and Pork Meatloaf

The technique and most ingredients to make beef and pork or turkey meatloaf are the same. The following how-to video has ingredients and method to make beef and pork meatloaf.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. (900 g) 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) prepared tomato ketchup
  • 5 slices (150 g) French or Italian bread
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) dry white wine or water
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) sambal oelek or other chile sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) course ground or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh Italian parsley, minced
  • 1 cup (100 g) onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F (190C). Coat a 5x9 inch loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray or use a rimmed baking sheet if you do not have a loaf pan.

Step 2

Soak bread 15 to 20 seconds in the water or wine to moisten. Squeeze out excess liquid if desired. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl using your hands.

Step 3

Place meat mixture in loaf pan forming it into a loaf shape if desired Bake, uncovered, 1 hour and 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C). Rest 15 minutes before slicing.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    215
  • Calories from Fat

    88
  • Total Fat

    9g
  • Saturated Fat

    3g
  • Trans Fat

    0g
  • Cholesterol

    120mg
  • Sodium

    575mg
  • Carbohydrates

    13g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1g
  • Sugar

    5g
  • Protein

    23g
  • Serving Size:

    1-inch slice (about 6.5 oz., 180g)