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Mom’s Turkey Meatloaf

This is the second meatloaf recipe I’ve ever made – the other one is Persian Meatloaf. I didn’t really like meatloaf growing up (sorry, Mom!) but I didn’t really like ground beef at all until a few years ago. So I decided to try this turkey version of meatloaf tonight. It was really good, and it tastes hearty and healthy. I especially like the outside part that was covered in the tomato sauce.

Mom's Turkey Meatloaf

Mom’s Turkey Meatloaf
The Food You Crave – Ellie Krieger

Serves 8

¾ cup quick-cooking oats
½ cup skim milk
1 medium onion, peeled
2 lbs. ground turkey breast
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup ketchup
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, stir together the oats and milk. Thinly slice 1/4 of the onion and set aside. Finely chop the remaining onion. In a large bowl combine the turkey, oat mixture, chopped onion, bell pepper, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt and a few grinds of pepper. Mix just until well combined.

Transfer the mixture to a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and shape into a loaf about 5 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches high. Pour the tomato sauce over the meatloaf and sprinkle with the sliced onions. Bake for about 1 hour or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees.F.

Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 to15 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Information per Serving: Calories: 205 Total Fat: 3.5Saturated Fat: 0.5 Protein: 32 Carbohydrates: 13 grams Fiber: 2 grams

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars


  • The Douglas & Lydia Stewart Clan

    I just make this this week… only you make yours just like Ellie (the right way) and, well, I just kind of threw everything together. 🙂 Both taste good I’m sure, but yours wins the prize- a work of art! Way to follow the recipe! 🙂 I’m too lazy sometimes and it shows. (I didn’t realize I was supposed to leave the tomato sauce out for the outside until it was too late. 🙂

  • Ashley

    I’ve definitely goofed recipes before – the worst is when I’m halfway through making something and I realize that I don’t have an ingredient on hand! And it’s never the ones that I can leave out, either 😉

    Thanks for all the photo compliments – I wasn’t sure if meatloaf could look pretty!

  • Ana

    This is my favorite meatloaf! I make it frequently, and it works in burger form too! (I like to have them frozen for when I need something quick!)

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