Favorite Turkey Meatloaf

We didn’t have a Meatless Monday post this week, but we have a really delicious Meatless Monday post for you next week and an amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe is in the works.  Hard life recipe testing.  Anyway, thanks for visiting us today.  Growing up, my mom always made the best meatloaf.  It was simple without a lot of fillers, but always so good.  Now, I make my own version using extra lean ground turkey.  It is one of my boyfriend’s favorite meals and I probably end up making it once a month.  I serve the turkey meatloaf with veggies and sweet potatoes or quinoa on the side. It makes great leftovers, too!

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Warning in advance: this post is short on pictures and it is short in general.  The meatloaf is super easy to make and no one likes seeing a bunch of pictures of raw meat. You’re welcome.  Let’s get to it!

Mix the ground turkey in a bowl with diced onions, ketchup, egg, oatmeal, paprika, salt, and pepper.

DSC00483Line a baking dish with foil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Form ground turkey into loaf in baking dish.  Top with ketchup.

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Bake meatloaf in preheated 350 degree oven for 40-55 minutes.  The thing about ground turkey is it dries out faster than ground beef.  In addition, the meatloaf will probably be cooked before the outside browns.  If it is a really nice shade of golden brown, it’s probably overcooked.  When the meatloaf is cooked, it will no longer be pink.

DSC00485Well, that’s it… Writing this post about cooking the meatloaf took longer than it did to cook. Try the recipe and let me know what you think! Also, don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Bloglovin!

Favorite Turkey Meatloaf

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1.25 lbs lean or extra lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cu ketchup
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cu oatmeal
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix ingredients in bowl.
  3. Line baking dish with foil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Form meatloaf mixture into loaf in baking dish and top with ketchup.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 40-55 minutes.  Meatloaf is cooked when it is no longer pink.

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