Turkey Meatloaf

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 45 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3 cups chopped yellow onions (2 large onions)
  • 2 tablespoons good 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
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a medium saute pan, over medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until 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 sheet pan. Spread the ketchup evenly on top. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. and the meatloaf is cooked through. (A pan of hot water in the oven under the meatloaf will keep the top from cracking.) Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold in a sandwich.


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I planned to make this yesterday just for my husband and my son and freeze the leftovers when unexpectedly some out of town friends surprised us by dropping by (all six of them) and I asked them to stay for dinner.  The meatloaf came out so juicy and delicious and they devoured it.  Thank you so much - don't change a thing in this recipe!  So easy to make and just fantastic.   item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe!!!  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cut this recipe to 1/3. Very moist, very flavorful, and very easy. So delicious! Ina Garten is my go-to Food Network star for amazing meals.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe is very bland as written. Also very big. I cut down to a manageable 1 pound of ground turkey and cut all the other ingredients to 1/5, as well. But there was very little flavor. So next time around, I doubled (or more) all the flavoring: thyme, Worcestershire sauce, S&P, chicken stock, and paste. I let the stock, etc. reduce down to the proper amount of liquid. This gave the loaf great flavor, just perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Me and my mom love this a lot. item not reviewed by moderator and published
5 stars for the original recipe. Really, if you are not comfortable in the kitchen, just follow this to a T and it will be great I changed mine up a bit. -Chop up a carrot (finely) and garlic (2 teaspoons of jarred garlic) to put it with the onions. It just adds some depth and cuts the harshness out of the Worcestershire and the acidity of tomato paste -sub a pound or 2 of the ground turkey with sweet or hot turkey sausage. Remove the casing and throw with the ground turkey. Helps as a binder and adds moisture. -I used panko and found it made the loaf a fluffier. -I added some fig and onion preserves to the ketchup, as I don't like the vinegar aftertaste of ketchup and this helped cut that -I mixed everything together and let it sit for a few hours to let the flavors infuse For a nice gravy -Make extra of the onion mixture. Make a rue with butter and some of the turkey fat and whisk in the extra liquid mixture with a few tablespoons of red wine, and a bit of chicken stock, reduce item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this recipe, except we like using homemade Italian breadcrumbs. Otherwise it doesn't have exactly the flavor we enjoy in a meatloaf. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina is usually my go to recipe person, but this was very bland. Thyme and ketchup just isn't enough to make it tasty. Winged it to add flavor the next time. Temp and cooking time were spot on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed this recipe to the T. Thought it would be a lower fat meal. Sorry to say it was terrible. It may have been better without the thyme. Or my other thoughts were to put some beef bouillon in the mix. The turkey was bland and the thyme gave it a weird flavor. Sorry I'm sticking to beef when it comes to meatloaf. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Ina, I no longer eat red meat since gall bladder removed and I have been craving meatloaf. The only thing I did different was to add a shredded zucchini and Lipton Onion Soup Mix. The whole house smelled wonderful!!!! This is the juiciest, moistest, most flavorful meatloaf I have ever made. My husband who eats red meat says this was much better. I am now going to try adding basil and parmesan cheese and make meatballs. Thank you for giving me a meatloaf I can eat item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a family dinner and it was a hit. I cut the recipe in half. I omitted the thyme as I am not a fan but did add garlic. The meatloaf was moist and flavorful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really nice recipe. I made two changes. Added 2 cloves of garlic to the onion mixture and added my own chipotle honey BBQ sauce instead of tomato paste and also used it on the top. Very flavorful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Ina for this recipe. I loved it. Only change I made was I cut the recipe in half. Only my husband and I. I still had a lot of meat loaf left over. I freezes and will have for another dinner or sandwiches on a rainy day item not reviewed by moderator and published
what are the measures to half this recipe? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best meatloaf recipe ever. Good with turkey or beef. Best if mixed in the morning and let sit in the fridge all day. So very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It disappeared! I used a loaf pan, it was a little too moist, now I understand why she used a cookie sheet. Best turkey meatloaf EVER item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was an amazing dish. I made it mini-sized so everyone could have their own little loaf. It's one of the best turkey recipe ever. Whole family begs for it. Thanks, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a big hit with my family. I only changed one thing. I used stove top stuffing instead of bread crumbs. This kicked up the flavor :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
DILICIOSO! ! ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my! This recipe is simple and simply delicious! I made it with just a pound and a half of turkey. I just reduced the amount of all the ingredients! I will make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a beginner cook and this meatloaf came out perfect. I used ground beef instead of turkey and it was still wonderful. I had enough to serve dinner to my family of five, wrap up two meals to freeze, make a lunch for my husband for the next day, and also enough to make meatloaf sandwiches tomorrow. My husband and kids loved this recipe! Thank you Ina for making me look good in the kitchen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is FLAWLESS just as is.. I so love this the flavors come bursting through with the Worcester sauce and tomato paste wow! A bit of ZING ! It's so good. I made one to the recipe and then I made one with a twist just cause I am and a bit of a wannaBe chef.. This recipe needs nothing more , but I had to try something...so! To the breadcrumb and egg mixture I added GREEK YOGURT....JUST BECAUSE I like Greek yogurt. To make matters WORST? Or better.. You be the judge. I added a layer of Bacon in the center cooked and crumbled, then I wrapped the second load in BACON..into the loaf pan by layering it along the bottom and sides and top. Than continued the original recipe with ketchup..Rich,Moist,Tasty,Zingy.... I love the original. I love my additional additures.... Be adventurous...! Enjoy! Cheers Dwayne item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was easy and great. I will definitely make again. The only change I made was to mix a little BBQ sauce with the ketchup and poured that over the top instead of just ketchup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is basically the same as her ground beef meatloaf. And it is just as fantastic! I've made this dozens of times (both beef and turkey) and it comes out great each time. Having made this so many times (rating is based on original recipe, by the way), I've come up with my own version that I think is wonderful: 2 1/2 lbs ground. Turkey Breast 1 1/2 lbs Mild Turkey sausage (casings removed) ADD: 2 finely diced carrots to the onions while sautéing Use Panko instead of normal bread crumbs Coat with balsamic ketchup (Heinz sells this in most stores) Everything else the same... FANTASTIC (and it's the same recipe for normal meatloaf, just sub out ground beef for the turkey, and mild pork sausage for the turkey sausage). item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really fantastic. Will definitely be making this regularly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! I will never make another meatloaf again. Even my meat-loving husband who isn't the biggest fan of ground turkey loved it. The couple changes I've made are to split the recipe in half (2 eggs and 1 cup of italian breadcrumbs though), use dried parsley instead of thyme since that's what I have, added a couple cloves of garlic (since everything is better with garlic) and added two finely shredded carrots to the mix (I do this to a lot of things since it adds moisture and makes it healthier). Finally, I add some worchestershire and brown sugar to the ketchup before spreading it on top. Since there's only two of us plus our toddler I bake it in two 8 x 4" loaf pans, and freeze one of them for another dinner. We usually have a small bit left over for lunch - which may be even better than fresh out of the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious foundation!!! Personalized it with a gluten free bagel, Braggs amino acid and mushrooms. My first meatloaf was a huge hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was thee best meatloaf, ever. I had to adjust since I was only using about 1 1/4 lb. of ground turkey. I get it from Costco, so not sure how much each of the (4)four packages exactly weighed. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except of course the amount of ingredients. Now I don't measure. So did use (1)one large egg. Used one medium onion, one clove garlic with a pinch of dried thyme, the salt and fresh grd. pepper. Then added maybe a squeeze and half of tomato paste, couple squirts of the worchestashire sauce, tsp. of chile pepper sauce and some Turkish seasonings from Penzey's (because I have it). Since I also had a huge red pepper from the farmers market, after roasting it, chopped up 1/4 of it and added that to the onion mixture. After adding the egg which I beat it, added the breadcrumbs I used panko. Just added until I thought I had the right consistency. Put the ketchup on top and baked according to recipe. Exactly 1 1/2 hours. Let it rest 8 minutes. Fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was moist, delicious, easy, amazing! I have another meatloaf I always make and love but I think this one is going to take over. I halved the recipe, used 2 eggs (instead of 1.5 eggs) and that was fine. I added a bit of garlic to the onions and a squeeze of siracha sauce to the whole mix. Oh her mustard roasted potatoes went with it perfectly. It was all amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After all the great reviews, I gave this a try. I used only 2.5 lbs of ground turkey so cut the rest of the ingredients in half. I used the water pan in the oven and the meatloaf was moist, but the flavor was bland. None of my 4 boys went back for seconds, which says something. I won't make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Im not sure where other reviews can say this was dry unless they but the wet mixture on top of the loaf like ketchup instead of mixing it into the meatloaf. The was delicious and definitely not dry. Followed recipe to the "t" except I omitted salt as there is enough in the Worcestershire sauce. Loved this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We're not even big on meatloaf in this family, but this was amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best meatloaf...my extremely picky family loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my favorite turkey meatloaf recipe by far! I also add three bell peppers and agree that the water bath is a must. I will say that this loaf freezes very, very well - so if you're deciding whether or not to add an extra pound or two, go for it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my 1st attempt at meatloaf and it was a success. I used the alternation suggested in another review for 1lb of meat and changed it a little bit also. 1 lb Ground Chicken, 1 onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1 celery stick, 1 carrot, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp fresh thyme, 1/6 cup Worcestershire, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 1 tsp tomato paste, 3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs, 1 egg, 1/4 cup ketchup.......I baked for 1 hr and half almost to ensure it was done. Don't know if it was the oven or what but it was still a little wetter than I would have preferred but it was fantastic. It was perfect...everyone loved it and my family asked for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I loved it and could not believe turkey meat loaf could have that much flavor. I used 3 lbs of ground turkey, added mushrooms and red pepper and garlic to the onions, used all the spices and breadcrumbs and one egg. I added fig preserves, garlic powder, and Sirachi to the catsup topping. I had to bake much longer and at a higher temperature at the end to carmelize the sauce. I cooked to 160 degrees. The water bath is a must, it is what makes the loaf so moist and a wonderful consistency. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't think it's fair to rate it a five since I changed a few things. First I cut the recipe down to using only 1 lb of turkey (99% fat free) using another reviewer's suggestions. Then I subbed parsley for the thyme, used only about 1 tbsp Worcestershire, increased the tomato paste to about 1.5 tbsp, used only a splash of chicken stock, and threw in a chopped red bell pepper. It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am NOT a fan of turkey meatloaf. I haven't met one I liked yet...until now. This is truly delicious. I listened to the other reviews and used only 3 lbs. of ground turkey while using the full amount of other ingredients. It is so yummy. I can't wait to feed it to my kids. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS WAS INSANE! It turned out perfect and delicious… my 14 month old devoured it and my family loved it! Made sure I had some a fresh sour dough loaf of bread on hand for leftovers…. Soooo yummy,,, I don't think I will ever going back to ground beef…….. atl least not for a while….. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meatloaf recipe made me nervous at first because of all of the reviews saying that it was dry. Meatloaf in and of itself can be dry but add the low fat turkey factor and that can be just a disaster waiting to happen. In addition, I only cook for myself and my girlfriend and was somewhat worried about the size of the recipe and what would become of the leftovers...dry or otherwise. Lets just say that I made it two days ago and there are no leftovers left. I somewhat feel the need to apologize to my mom for saying that this is the best meatloaf I've ever tasted. Sorry, Mom. I wonder if the reviews stating that it was dry perhaps didn't use the water pan in the oven. I will be adding this recipe to my favorites!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe at least 7 times and each time it comes out perfect. I have no idea what the other reviewers are talking about that it comes out dry. Mine comes out moist each time and with flavor. I'm Cuban so I know flavor. This recipe is great. Once again. Thank you Ina!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm going to add to the idea that you half the turkey (yes, the breast works) and double everything else minus breadcrumbs. It made a wonderfully moist and flavorful loaf. I was nervous that the loaf wouldn't hold together with all the liquids, but it was fine. I only had 2lbs of meat so I cooked it for 45 mins at 325. Ended up right at 162 degrees and was perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this meatloaf once per month. My trick is to use half the quantity of turkey (2.5 lbs) but the full quantity of other ingredients (with exception of bread crumbs, which I reduce in half). I also add diced green bell pepper to the onions. This adds incredible moisture to the finished loaf. Never dry and a welcome dinner staple for my mostly red meat eating family. Try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had some ground turkey I bought by mistake and made this turkey meatloaf tonight for supper. I was a bit leery of the idea, as I thought it would be dry, but no way! I don't know what the other reviewers who found it dry did, or didn't do, but this was really tasty! Hubby loved it too! Considering that it is very low fat, and a healthy meal, I lucked out. I used tomato sauce instead of paste or ketchup as I wanted to use the small can I had. We have lots left over for turkey meatloaf sandwiches later this week. Thanks, Ina!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Enjoyed this. It was very tasty and a healthier alternative to traditional meatloaf. Halved the recipe and still had enough for several meals. Kids ate it too. Just ignore the white ooze from the turkey -- that happens anytime you cook it. Transfer the loaf to a plate and no one will know the difference! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is our favorite meatloaf recipe. I also use it with ground beef. I know it says ground turkey breast, but I saw her on a show say that when she developed the recipe years ago ground turkey breast wasn't availabe. When people say it's so dry, it's because they're using the breast when that was not what was intended. Why the recipe says breast I don't know. I've made it with the breast and it tasted like saw dust. Regular ground turkey is perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dry and tasteless. I thought 450 reviews @5 stars I couldn't go wrong. Obviously something is wrong with the rating system as there are plenty of similar reviews like mine. There is no way this should have 5 stars. Dry: probably since it only uses only turkey breast. Tasteless: well, just look at the lack of ingredients that have flavor... Bobby Flay has a meatloaf recipe with a balsamic glaze, it's a bit more work as it has a lot more ingredients. I've made it with turkey instead of pork, lamb, and beef, it kills this recipe every time. Guess that's what I get for trying something new. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good recipe, I've used over & over! I like to make individual portions in muffin tins to speed up cooking time and freeze leftovers in a ziplock bag for taking my lunch to work. I also always substitute rolled oats for breadcrumbs! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's my favorite turkey meatloaf recipe and have used it for over a year now. If you think this meatloaf is terrible or didn't come out right, you're probably just a bad cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this meatloaf today and it was delicious! I used 3 lbs of ground turkey instead of 5 so I kind of adjusted the measurements. It was my first time making meatloaf and it was a pretty easy recipe. It was really moist and flavorful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a big fan of Ina but this meatloaf is horrible. Very bland, dense and the white stuff that oozes out it while cooking is very unappetizing. I made half the recipe thankfully and threw the rest out. No one wanted to eat it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
By far the best meat loaf we have ever had. I used saltine crackers 1 1/2 pack instead of dried bread and used chicken broth from soup I had made for dinner night before. I also added Woody's BBQ dry rub as a added seasoning. Absolutely delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even after reading the great reviews for this meatloaf, I was skeptical. I've tried at least a dozen turkey meatloaf recipes that promise a moist, flavorful outcome, and they always leave be disappointed I followed this recipe except I reduced the Worcestershire sauce by 1-2 tablespoons and added two tablespoons of minced parsley for color more than anything. After baking, I let it rest for 10 minutes before serving. This meatloaf was everything it promised to be and then some, and it's great reheated too. A definite keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was totally disappointed with this recipe:( The Worcestershire flavor was way too overpowering and the loaf took double the time to cook. My husband kept commenting about the weird BBQ flavor and that it tasted more like a sloppy joe than a meat loaf. I will definitely not be making this recipe again. Sorry Ina :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is always well received by the entire family. I was a little skeptical the first time I tried it with turkey, but it is always delicious, flavorful, and moist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Meatloaf!!! Super moist and very flavorful ; item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually make a small meatloaf for myself and then hamburger patties for hubby. This is the first meatloaf he tasted and really liked ... even had a second helping! A plus is that I used ground turkey breast so he is getting the low fat that his diet requires. Thanks, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love it!!! Fast and easy to prepare, I did substitute bread crumbs for oats and it is absolutely delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this many times now. My soon to be married son just sent me a text asking when I was making meatloaf so he can come for dinner!!!! I do substitute turkey sausage... Makes quite a difference.. I also add chopped Italian flat leaf parsley. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Terribly bland, with a horrible Worcestershire flavor and dense consistency. It is cooked low and slow, and the goop that runs off the turkey meatloaf looks so unappetizing. I would never cook this recipe again, it was a real disappointment. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for a couple's dinner date last night and it was a HUGE hit!! Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is just ok with nothing really going on, also wayyy to large of a portion but good for a large party. I cut it in half and froze the half for later. I should have added garlic, carrots, and celery in to the mix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious. Super simple to make. A few changes: Used a little less of the Worcestershire sauce (low sodium Changed thyme for parsley Instead of bread crumbs, I used crumbed whole wheat Melba toast (could not find whole wheat bread crumbs at my local supermarket item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good! And not too difficult. I used 3 packages of ground turkey (about 3.4 lbs and then eyeballed the rest of the ingredients (roughly 3/4 of each of the rest of the ingredients. It still made A LOT of meatloaf. I froze some raw and hope it'll cook up nice in a week or two. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really tasty and great if you need to cook for someone else. Makes two family sized loaves. We prefer a different topping than ketchup. This is so good and just a little more dressed up: 3/4 cup ketchup 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 6 teaspoons packed light brown sugar Hot sauce to taste (optional item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! This was really good! Thanks to the person sheila (below my comment for posting the revised recipe , however I was too nervous to do 1/3 of worcestershire so I did 1/9 of a cup. I used the shady brook farms pack which is I think about a pound and a third. maybe next time I'll make 5 pounds and freeze it. Looking forward to trying it on a sandwich. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only problem was the enormity of the recipe. I didn't know exactly how I was going to scale it down to feed only two. Luckily, I kept reading the comments and, thanks to Mary from Illinois, I didn't even have to experiment with the measurements because she listed everything that she did and it worked out fine. She revised the recipe to 1 lb turkey, 1 onion, 1tbs olive oil, 1tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1tsp fresh thyme, 1/3 cup worcestershire, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 1tsp tomato paste, 3/4 cup breadcrumbs, 1 egg, and 1/4 cup ketchup. I also added a couple cloves of garlic. Cook for one hour. I served it with mashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts. Sooo yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really liked this. Based on other reviews I reduced meatloaf to 3 pounds but kept other ingredients the same. Added 2 cups chopped mushrooms which I sauteed in a bit of olive oil. Next time I will will just saute with the onions. I put turkey mixture in 2 greased bread tins and froze one unbaked for another night. I willl definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious, easy go to recipe. Perfect for any meatloaf lover. This recipe makes a ton, so be prepared to have leftovers!! Our family is 2 adults/1kid and we have more than enough for 2 dinners plus some lunches from this one batch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a fan of Contessa, but I have to admit that this meatloaf was delicious...I would do this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Funny, when I first made it I thought it was rather bland and would have given it fewer stars. But by tasting it the next day, I realized just how good it was - very simple, and yes, moist and not dry. Would indeed be great on a sandwich. Following another reviewer, I added some finely chopped carrot and celery, but think I'd leave those out next time. I only made 1/3 of the recipe - still was an ample amount to serve 4. I also used gluten-free panko bread crumbs. If you like more intense flavors this recipe might not be for you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really tasty and really simple to make. And its healthy! I didn't have plain bread crumbs so I substituted with shake and bake... super yummy!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My, oh my! We must prefer more flavorful dishes than most people. Had to give this recipe a try because of the reviews, but my head was telling me not to bother based on past ground turkey experiences. This followed suit--bland. Very disappointed. Family nixed having it ever again although it did taste better in a sandwich. Try Rachael's curry turkey burgers--those we love. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good recipe for turkey meatloaf. I only used 3# of ground turkey and kept all other ingredients the same. I will make this again for sure, the leftovers are just as good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meatloaf was awesome! My wife loved it. Said it was MUCH better than my last attempt. My only change was to chop up some mushrooms and saute with the onions. I mMUST have mushrooms in my meatloaf. Great job Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, moist meatloaf! I've made this several times and it always turns out great. It does make a BIG loaf, so sometimes I'll split the recipe in half. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe many times...the best ever! The meat is moist and flavorful item not reviewed by moderator and published
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My family loves this meatloaf. I use 3 pounds of white and 2 pounds of dark meat. It freezes beautifully so I serve half and freeze half to have ready for those nights when I need to make something hearty and healthy but don't have time to cook. As always, Ina's recipes are easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually use half as much meat in this recipe, with everything else the same. I cook it for about an hour. My one tip is to be very gentle with the ingredients. Once you have all of the wet and dry ingredients together, pat them very gently on a sheet pan. This recipe makes a very delicious, moist meatloaf. Comfort food? You betcha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make this meatloaf at least once a month. It is so flavorful and healthy! The kids love it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and quite tasty. I used panko for the bread crumbs and added some celery and carrots to the onions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a meat loaf fan but love this as does my family. we eat it for days as sandwiches after the original meal...... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the BEST meatloaf my family ever had! Usually not a big fan of ground turkey but wanted an alternative to beef. Boy did I find a keeper! Thanks Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must have done something wrong or my taste buds are broken...................... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was the next best thing to ascending to heaven in the rapture. I'm not kidding. I can't stop eating it. The only thing i did differently was scale it to two lbs ground turkey (fit nicely in a 9" loaf pan and used 1/2 cup onion. Also, a previous reviewer said she made her own meatloaf topping with ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire and brown sugar, so I followed her lead. It is ridiculous how is good it is. Its moist and flavorful. Last night i had a leftover slice. With that delicious sweet sauce, and a sprinkle of salty shredded cheddar.... I have found my last meal if i am ever on death row. Also, I put my version into MFP, and 1/8 of my 2 lb version before sauce came out to just shy of 300 calories. This 5 lb version must be at least twice that if divided into 8-10 servings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first turkey meatloaf. I halved the recipe and it was still enough for leftovers for the next day. It was moist and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good BUT I have found out with all Ina's recipes that I cut the salt by half even using Kosher salt! She likes food very salty and when using lemon zest very tart, it is just her palate. So I always cut the salt and zest! I love her recipe's and show!!! Her books are great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Moist and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My grandson will stress you out on trying to find something that he will eat and did I hit a home run with this !!!! I did check all of the recipes and made some very minor changes or additions. I did use garlic croutons and added just a little garlic, cut back a great deal on the onions , and grated some celery, green peppers, and carrots( if he can't see it , he might eat eat it --plus some thought the recipe was bland, did not want to take a chance so I added those items. Also thanks to another viewer, I had the exact measurements for 1.5 pounds of turkey. I was almost in tears when he asked for seconds and ate it all. What a hit ! Thank you Ina ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried other recipes when switching to turkey, this was the best turkey meatloaf out there. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is delicious, my kids kept asking for more. Savory, juicy. Thank you Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made one batch for an off-shore boating trip with the intent of freezing it so we can thaw and heat it while underway -- even in rough seas. Of course I had to taste it. Was so good I made a second batch for the trip. Will soon make a third batch for our at-home freezer!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
No doubt I will make this turkey meatloaf again, I found it to be savory and loved each bite. Today I will have the cold loaf for sandwiches and am looking forward to my lunch. Way to go Ina item not reviewed by moderator and published
I halved the recipe and still had leftovers to freeze. I also added some garlic powder as another reviewer mentioned. Very tasty and oh so moist which is part of the reason it gets 5 stars from me. I've never successfully made turkey meatloaf without it being dry. I was tempted to leave out the breadcrumbs but the raw mixture really needed them to bring it together so I added them at the last minute. Cooked to exactly 180 and boy was it still moist. I'm not crazy about ketchup on my meatloaf but I put it on anyway so it wouldn't crack. I think I will try this next time with Alton's meatloaf glaze. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh yeah, makes a LOT!! Freezes great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and kids all love this recipe. I make this with either ground turkey or ground beef. Add mashed potatoes and green beans and how can you go wrong?!? item not reviewed by moderator and published
A really good recipe BUT those on low sodium diets should adjust the salt. Otherwise, it's a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't really ever remembering liking meatloaf, but the reviews were so great and so many, I thought I would give it a try. Really great! Thank you everyone for your great posts! Oh, I cut it by a third after reading that it made so much. It still made two meat loaves which could probably feed four each with no leftovers. We are just two so we had plenty and leftovers. Now one is in the freezer for another day. And EASY with pretty basic ingredients that you would just have around. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We like it italian style so instead of plain breadcrumbs we; 1 cup plain breadcrumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried basil Mix it all together.... We also don't use egg since we have a kid allergic to it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh and we use about half the meat so it has plenty of spice or flavor. Never made with full 5 pounds item not reviewed by moderator and published
MATH! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too funny. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just divide the measurements in the recipe in half. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Do you find that cooking in a loaf pan results in pretty greasy/soggy bottom? I've only been using the sheet pan method, but am curious.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
did you add chicken stock? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why do you review a recipe when you changed the whole thing? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree - review it the way it is written - not the way you made it because your kids don't eat broccoli" or your husband "doesn't eat fish" item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree as well. "Yes! the recipe is WONDERFUL! Except don't follow it. Do THIS instead." That's crazy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, not a single ingredient same as Ina's recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I altered based on previous reviews for just 1 lb. Ina's recipe is for 5 so changing the components is a must. I only added 3 extra ingredients and substituted the ground turkey for chicken. It is still in essence very close to Ina's recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Turkey Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood