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.
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
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.