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Packed with flavor and fuss-free, our family loves this easy turkey meatloaf recipe.

Ground turkey is mixed with chopped vegetables, seasonings and breadcrumbs. It's all topped with a zesty homemade glaze.

Family-friendly and delicious, this twist on our classic meatloaf will be a regular in your rotation.

Easy Turkey Meatloaf with Chili Sauce

Our favorite is Turkey Meatloaf

  • Taste favorite: Turkey meatloaf is kept moist and full of flavor with chopped vegetables.
  • Simple Ingredients: With simple ingredients and easy preparation, turkey meatloaf is a stress-free dinner.
  • Lean and light: Ground turkey is a leaner alternative to ground beef and is juicy and delicious in this recipe.
  • Customize it!: Change the vegetables, add cheese, experiment with the glaze – make it your signature dish. Get creative!
Turkey Meatloaf Ingredients

Ingredients in Turkey Meatloaf

turkey – Use fresh lean turkey as the base. Don't use extra lean because it doesn't have enough fat. Replace the turkey with ground chicken or add a little turkey sausage or ground pork if you like.

Bread Crumbs – Italian breadcrumbs are already cooked, but can be substituted with plain breadcrumbs, ¼ teaspoon extra Italian seasoning, and ¼ teaspoon salt.

spices – This meatloaf is simply seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, onion, and Italian seasoning, but feel free to add garlic powder, oregano, or red pepper flakes if desired.

Other Additions – The chopped zucchini keeps the recipe moist while the eggs help bind the ingredients together.

Sauce for Turkey Meatloaf – The sauce in this recipe uses Heinz chili sauce, which is not spicy. It's a zesty ketchup-like sauce.

Turkey meatloaf sliced

How to Make Turkey Meatloaf

This easy turkey meatloaf recipe is moist and flavorful every time!

  1. Cook the onion until soft and cool.
  2. Combine with meatloaf ingredients. As directed below And make bread on a baking pan.
  3. Bake, adding the sauce the last 20 minutes. Let the meatloaf rest before slicing.

To make turkey meatloaf muffins, prepare turkey meatloaf mixture as directed. Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full with meatloaf mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes or until 165°F.

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Tips for Turkey Meatloaf

  • For the best turkey meatloaf, use an instant-read thermometer and cook to an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove from the oven at about 162°F because the temperature will rise a few degrees as it rests.
  • Avoid over mixing the meat mixture. Otherwise, the bread will be dense and hard.
  • Bake on a sheet pan instead of a loaf pan to get a nice crust, a loaf pan will steam it instead.
  • Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This will help prevent it from breaking.

left over

  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Leftovers make meatloaf sandwiches or can be pan-fried until crisp.

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Easy Turkey Meatloaf

Lean turkey is mixed with shredded zucchini and tomato sauce, coated in a flavorful glaze.

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 55 minutes

Full time 1 the hour 15 minutes

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

  • In a small skillet, cook onion and butter over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Cool completely.

  • In a large bowl, add the bread crumbs, egg, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce and stir well to combine. Let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Add the turkey, zucchini, parsley, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Mix gently until combined, do not over mix.

  • Place the meat mixture on the prepared baking sheet and pat it into a 4-inch wide x 8-inch long loaf. Bake for 35 minutes.

  • Combine all meat sauce ingredients. Spread on top and bake for an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until the center of the meatloaf reaches 165°F.

  • Rest for 10 minutes before cutting.

Store meatloaf in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
To freeze, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil and then place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 4 months.

Calories: 245 | Carbohydrates: 17Yes | Protein: 31Yes | fat: 5Yes | Saturated Fat: 2Yes | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 572mg | Fiber: 2Yes | Sugar: 5Yes | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2.4mg

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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