Turkey Meatloaf



  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups plain oatmeal or bread crumbs
  • 5 pounds ground turkey breast (or lean ground beef)
  • 3 eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. In a medium sauté pan, over medium-low heat, cook onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until translucent, but not browned, around 15 minutes.
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into a regular loaf on an ungreased sheet pan.
  5. Spread the tomato paste evenly on top. Bake for 1 1/2 hours (90 min) until the internal temperature is 160 F and the meatloaf is cooked through.


12 servings

Nutrition Tip

Try this delicious, alternative take on a traditional meatloaf by replacing beef with turkey. Red meats tend to be high in saturated fats, and the consumption of red and processed meats has been associated with increased risk for heart disease and certain cancers. Alternatively, turkey is generally low in fat.

Ground turkey in this recipe because it is a great source of protein, as well as a good source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, and B vitamins.

Source: Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center

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