Turkey Meatloaf Recipe


Turkey Meatloaf

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock or broth(120ml)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs(142g, 5 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil(15ml)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic(10g)
  • 3/4 cup finely minced yellow onion(115g)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery(65g)
  • 2 pounds ground turkey(908g) 93% lean
  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese(58g) finely grated, about 1 cup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste(25g)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley(3g) plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (15ml)1 teaspoon kosher salt(7g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprikasweet or smoked
  • 1 teaspoon chopped sage(1g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped thymeor 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon chopped rosemary


  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup(79ml)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste(52g)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar(15ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce


  1. Set oven rack to the middle position, preheat to 350ºF (177ºC).
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together eggs and chicken stock.
  3. Add breadcrumbs and whisk to combine and allow to absorb all of the moisture.
  4. Heat a medium-sized saute pan over medium heat, add olive oil, once hot add garlic then saute until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  5. Add onions and celery, saute until tender and the moisture is released and evaporated, 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Cool the vegetable mixture before adding to the meatloaf by transferring to a small plate and placing it in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  7. In a large bowl add ground turkey, breadcrumb mixture, cooked vegetables, Parmesan cheese, tomato paste, parsley, soy sauce, salt, pepper, paprika, sage, thyme, and rosemary.
  8. Use hands to gently mix meatloaf ingredients until combined, about 1 minute, being careful not to overmix.
  9. Grease a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
  10. Transfer meatloaf mixture into the pan. Press down into the bottom and sides of the pan, then use hands to make a smooth and slightly domed surface.
  11. Bake until the internal temperature reaches 155 to 160ºF (68 to 71ºC), about 50 to 65 minutes.
  12. Carefully remove meatloaf from the oven and keep it in the loaf pan, set aside.
  13. To make the glaze, preheat the oven to 500ºF (260ºC).
  14. In a small bowl whisk together glaze ingredients; maple syrup, 1/4 cup tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce.
  15. Use a brush or spoon to spread an even layer of glaze on the top and sides of the meatloaf, bake for 3 minutes.
  16. Brush the second layer of glaze, bake for 3 minutes.
  17. Brush a third and final layer of glaze, bake until sauce is lightly browned and bubbly, 3 to 5 minutes. Reserve any extra glaze.
  18. Allow cooling for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  19. Once slightly cooled, cut the meatloaf into even-sized slices.
  20. Serve with extra glaze on the side and parsley sprinkled on top.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 281                       Calories from Fat 72
                                             % Daily Value*
Fat 8g                                               12%
Saturated Fat 3g                               15%
Cholesterol 120mg                           40%
Sodium 866mg                                 36%
Potassium 540mg                             15%
Carbohydrates 18g                              6%
Fiber 1g                                              4%
Sugar 7g                                              8%
Protein 34g                                        68%
Vitamin A 376IU                                8%
Vitamin C 3mg                                    4%
Calcium 137mg                                 14%
Iron 2mg                                            11%

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