Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Turkey Meatloaf

I think I mentioned a while back that I was on a ground turkey kick.  I meant it.  I’ve been making turkey meatloaf for a while now.  It’s comforting.  And who doesn’t love comfort food?  I do.  And when I can make it a little healthier, I like it even better. I love meatloaf.  I know most either love it or hate it.  I love it.  I usually try to change it up a little by adding different herbs and spices and fresh veggies.  Ground turkey makes a great meatloaf.  It’s so moist and a lot lighter than ground beef.  I used fresh red peppers and fresh herbs for this one and it was delicious.  It made a rather large loaf so we had a couple of leftover meals with it as well.


Turkey Meatloaf with Herbs and Peppers (printable version)

ingredients:

1 pound ground turkey
1 onion soup package
1 large egg
1 Tb. fresh rosemary
1 Tb. fresh thyme
1/2 cup fresh red pepper
1/2 cup + 2 Tb. ketchup, divided
2 Tb. + 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 – 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

prep:
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine turkey, onion soup package, egg, herbs, red pepper, salt and pepper, Parmesan cheese, 2 Tb. ketchup and 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce and mix well.

2. Add breadcrumbs, small amounts at a time, and combine until desired consistency is reached.  You will want the mixture to be firm but still a bit moist.
3. Transfer to a loaf pan that has been sprayed liberally with cooking spray. Mix the remaining ketchup and Worcestershire and spread on the top of the loaf.
4. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

Original Recipe

 

8 Responses to “Turkey Meatloaf”

  1. #
    Lizzy — April 5, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    I've never made a turkey meatloaf, but I'd love to try your recipe. I love the addition of bell peppers….mmmmmmm.

  2. #
    Beth Michelle — April 6, 2011 @ 12:56 am

    This is definitely a comfort food! Great recipe. YUM

  3. #
    Angela@RecipesFromMyMom — April 6, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    I haven't used anything but turkey in our meatloaf for years now and never miss the beef. Your seasonings sound great – love the Parmesan.

  4. #
    RavieNomNoms — April 6, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    I really want to try and make turkey meatloaf one of these days..this looks great!

  5. #
    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — April 6, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    Meatloaf is one of my favorites and I especially love turkey meatloaf. This looks so good. I'll have to try out your recipe, it sounds so flavorful! :)

  6. #
    Tiffany — April 7, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I loved meatloaf as a kid! This reminds me of my childhood!

  7. #
    Lori — April 10, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    Even with the temps getting warmer here, I still crave a good meatloaf. This sounds great and I love using ground turkey to mix things up.

  8. #
    Clark Courtad — December 18, 2012 @ 1:49 am

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