Making meatloaf is as subjective as building burgers. Some people insist on using breadcrumbs; to others, it’s sacrilege. Some people like to mix ground beef, pork, and veal, others swear by 100% ground beef. But today, let’s put all that aside and talk turkey.
Turkey makes for a leaner and healthier version of classic meatloaf, with just as much comfort and taste as the original. There are endless versions of glazes and fillings, but this one is a basic, no-fail turkey meatloaf recipe that delivers an easy weeknight dinner in no time—especially when paired up with meatloaf’s favorite sidekick, homemade mashed potatoes.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons ketchup, plus more for your glaze
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 egg
- Salt and pepper, for seasoning
- milk, if the mixture seems too dry
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients using your hands to evenly mix. If your mixture seems dry and crumbly add a little milk (about 1 tablespoon at a time) and mix. Continue adding a little at a time until the mixture is moist.
- Line a baking sheet with foil. Form the mix into a loaf and place on the center of your sheet pan.
- Spread a thick layer of ketchup evenly on top for your glaze.
- Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
- Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite gravy.