So I’m cheating on my crockpot this week and sharing one of our healthy family favorite comfort foods — turkey meatloaf! I’ve tried a ton of turkey meatloaf recipes over the years, seriously maybe 10+, and this is the best one I’ve tried, by far. It has a zing from the ketchup and Worcestershire, is moist and comforting, but healthy! My almost 4 year old will even eat this (after protesting that he doesn’t like it, of course). ;)
A few tips: make sure to get the 1 and 1/4 pound ground turkey. I buy a 4-pack at Costco because turkey is my go-to for cooking! Also, you may be tempted to skip sautéing the onion and garlic in butter. Please trust me, it makes a huge difference in the taste. Although the recipe doesn’t call for it, I spray my pan with non-stick spray. Lastly, this is REALLY easy to double and freeze one loaf. Wrap the dish in plastic and foil, label and freeze. I usually partially defrost mine prior to baking and add some cooking time. Always bake this pan of deliciousness uncovered.
- 2T butter
- 1 C chopped onion
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey
- 1/2 C breadcrumbs
- 1 egg or 1/4 C egg substitute
- 3/4 C ketchup (1/4 C in meatloaf, 1/2 C on top)
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Melt butter in skillet. Cook onion and garlic in melted butter for 5 min, stirring occasionally.
- Place mixture in a bowl to cool, 5 minute
- Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 C ketchup, Worcesterchire sauce, salt, and pepper with onion mixture in bowl.
- Press meatload into 8x4" loaf pan, and spread remaining ketchup on top.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. (internal temp should reach 165 degrees)
- Remove from oven and let stand 5 min before serving.