Reviews are one of my favorite things about allrecipes and I use them to (I think) make better recipes. Since some people said this was dry, I only used one cup of stuffing mix. For more flavor I chopped fine one carrot, half a stalk of celery, some red onion, two cloves of pressed garlic, and a little dry thyme (did not saute-they cook up nicely while the meatloaf bakes). All the other ingredients I left the same. Then I used half a can of whole cranberry sauce, 1/4 cup catsup, and 1/4 cup mustard to glaze. This made for a healthy (for meatloaf) main dish that my husband raved about.Read More
Reviews are one of my favorite things about allrecipes and I use them to (I think) make better recipes. Since some people said this was dry, I only used one cup of stuffing mix. For more flavor I chopped fine one carrot, half a stalk of celery, some red onion, two cloves of pressed garlic, and a little dry thyme (did not saute-they cook up nicely while the meatloaf bakes). All the other ingredients I left the same. Then I used half a can of whole cranberry sauce, 1/4 cup catsup, and 1/4 cup mustard to glaze. This made for a healthy (for meatloaf) main dish that my husband raved about.
I'll be honest; I didn't make this per the recipe on the first try. There were so many reviews saying it was dry and/or bland ... I tweaked it right out of the gate. I'm glad I did! It was FANTASTIC. Here's what I did: I used 20 ounces of turkey, and a 6 oz package of turkey stuffing. I mixed two cups of the stuffing (2/3 of the package) with a cup of water (about the proper amount per the package, minus a bit to allow for turkey juices), plus 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon. To this I added the turkey, one egg, one stalk of celery chopped small, about the same amount of diced yellow onion, and the following seasonings: garlic, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, ginger, white pepper, celery salt, and sea salt. These were eyeballed. I was liberal with the salt and garlic - a few decent shakes of the rosemary, thyme, and white pepper, and small dashes of the marjoram, ginger, and celery salt. I plunked it in a loaf pan and kind of settled it down in with a spoon making ridges in the top (so it wasn't domed). The remaining cup of stuffing I mixed with 2/3 cup of water and poured over the loaf. I recommend baking to the internal temperature - mine took longer than an hour. I did make turkey gravy to pour over top, but it didn't need it! It was flavorful and moist! Hubs (picky) went back for seconds! As an added plus, it looked GORGEOUS with the baked stuffing on top. YUMMY! (I gave it 4 stars because it wasn't the actual recipe. What I did make I would definitely give 5 stars.)
This is certainly very easy, but alittle on the bland side. I might try this again ,but I'll add spices -- garlic, onion powder etc...
This was probably some of the best meatloaf I have ever had, it was so moist! We were out of milk so I used chicken stock, and next time I think I will add some garlic and rosemary or poultry seasoning, but over all, it was great.
Very easy and Very Good. I used Stove Top for Turkey and added a little extra rubbed sage. I prepared the rest of the Stove Top. Heated up a can of Franco AMerican Turkey gravy and some brussells sprouts. An easy, tasty and nutritional dinner in less than an hour. I asked my son if I should make it again. His words were "I'd be disappointed if you didn't"
I make this recipe all-time delicious. I add sauteed celery ,onion ,carrots to meat. On top one can of whole cranberries and half cup katchup and half cup mustard.
This was a good way to make ground turkey. The stuffing was a great addition. It was a little dry, but easily remedied with some turkey gravy over the top. Even my one year old loved it! I'll make it again for sure.
This was delicous and easy! Reminded me of thanksgiving dinner. This is a keeper!
this meatloaf was awesome...we did glaze it with one can of cranberry sauce with mustard and ketchup mixed with the cranberry sauce and spread on top of the meatloaf.....then bake....awesome...
I LOVED THIS ONE. THE REST OF MY FAMILY WAS NOT AS RECEPTIVE AT FIRST, BUT LEARED TO LOVE IT.
I made this with a blend of white turkey and dark. I added chopped onion, more sage, thyme, and glazed it with cranberry ketchup (half cranberry sauce, half ketchup). In the end, we thought it was a tasty turkey meatloaf, but didn't have the Thanksgiving flavor that I had hoped for. I would make it again.
This was delicious with a few alterations. I'm not sure what was different, but it was very moist despite the fact that I only added one egg and NONE of the milk. I also used only two pounds of ground turkey and two+ cups of stuffing. I used frozen ground turkey and left the water from it in the bowl after defrosting (about 1 tablespoon). So, that may have helped. I also added sauteed onion and garlic, about 2 teaspoons worstershire sauce, and salt and pepper. It was great and the whole family loved it. It was very similar to a ground beef meatloaf, so this will be my permanent healthy replacement.
My family enjoyed this recipe, I made it a little differently - I used 3lbs of ground turkey, added a dash of garlic powder and 1 cup dried cranberries then divided it between 2 loaf pans. I only gave it 4 stars since it still seems a bit bland.
I used the reviews to add extra stuff: carrots, celery, garlic, onion pwdr. This is a great base recipe and love using up extra stuffing. Thanks!
I'm only giving this 4 stars because I changed it so much. It definitely tasted like 5 stars. I love reading everyone's reviews and getting ideas! I cut the recipe in half, added half an onion, two shredded carrots, dash of garlic pepper, half a can of cranberry sauce, two big squeezes of ketchup and mustard, and spread cranberry sauce over the top. I also used one cup of cornbread stuffing instead. This was so sweet and delicious! I'm the worst meatloaf maker in the world and everybody loved this!! Thanks!!
My family and our guests liked this. My revised version: 2.25 pounds ground turkey 6 oz. (unprepared) Stove Top Stuffing Mix 1 packet meatloaf seasoning mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup milk 1 jar jellied cranberry sauce (topping) Mix ingredients just until moistened, being careful not to over mix. Spray a small square pan with non-stick cooking spray and gently press mixture in until even. Top with cranberry sauce. Bake at 350 approximately 1 1/2 hours until temperature reads 165. Serve with gravy. This is how I prepared it, served with green beans and sweet potato casserole. Next time I want to try substituting the packet of meatloaf seasoning with poultry seasoning and onion soup mix.
Very bland but easy & cheap b/c I had all the ingredients on hand.
Too many bread crumbs with the turkey making the loaf extremely dry. Needs ground dark meat of turkey and added broth.
Very easy and quite good.
We have been cooking with ground poultry for years and turkey meatloaf is a staple in our house. I thought we might try a different recipe and found this one. It was the most bland turkey meatloaf ever. Without the gravy no one in my family would have eaten it. Won't be using it again. I will stick to our tried and true recipe from now on.
I was afraid that this would be too bland for my taste, so I made the recipe as written and added a packet of Lipton onion soup mix and instead of stuffing it into a bread pan, I formed it into a rectangular shape in a 9x12 pan before baking. It was delicious!
Sorry, didn't like this at all. Very bland and tasteless. One of the few recipes on allrecipes that I've tried that nobody in the family liked. Won't make it again.
I wanted to use up my leftover holiday gravy, dressing and dried cranberries from the freezer, so decided to try this recipe with these changes. I used the ground turkey, eggs, some dressing(since it already had moisture add, I omitted the milk), then added dried cranberries and added more seasoning & sage, as many reviewers recommended. After baking, I served turkey gravy over it with mashed potatoes, the rest od the dressing, & a side salad. It put me in the mood for Thanksgiving dinner so I made Pumpkin Pie Cake III from AR for dessert. yummm!
WOW!!!Finally a GREAT meatloaf recipe - after searching and trying recipes for 40 years - this one was a keeper! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
I did not care for this recipe. I took others suggestions and added onion, carrots, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. I even had it floating in ketchup hoping that would help.
I made this with onion soup mix, fresh garlic and of course spices (salt, pepper, onion powder). We loved it...will definitely make again.
I have never tried ground turkey. I thought I would give it a whirl. I did not care for this recipe. I prepared it as directed. I won't be making this again. In fact it will be a long time before I have turkey or any kind of meatloaf.
Very, very tasty. I was glad to see how well it all held together. The only thing I changed was cutting the recipe in half, as there were only 2 of us eating it. It was really easy to make, and I served it with green beans. The only thing I would suggest is having some gravy!
Excellent turkey recipe. We are always looking for GOOD lower fat recipes (using turkey in place of beef, etc.) This meatloaf was perfect - I wouldn't change a thing. My family absolutely loved it.
Poultry seasoning is the trick to giving anything that classic thanksgiving flavor.
Just made the Thanksgiving meatloaf. Loved it! Great start. Next time will add some salt and pepper to mix and 3 cloves roasted garlic as well as more sage. I added about one teaspoon onion powder, Serve with some gravy and your cruising.
VERY GOOD. I WILL CHANGE A LITTLE NEXT TIME, BUT GOOD STARTING OFF POINT.
Good, fast recipe. Very tasty. Like other reviewers, I would also add just a little more seasoning -- perhaps some garlic salt and onion. Also, I made the cranberry sauce that another reviewer mentioned and it was awesome! I used a small can of jellied cranberry sauce and mixed it with some ketchup and mustard. I spread it on top before baking. Yum! We will make this again!
Oh sooo good and simple! Not to mention a very healthy blend!
This is an absolutly yummy meatloaf.
I usually end up liking the random recipes that I find on here...but this...this was bad. so bland, so dry, so not making it again. Sorry.
This was different than the same ole meatloaf, I also added a clove of garlic, salt and pepper. This is a keeper, thanx :)
Very tasty. A nice quick short cut.
I made this a few weeks ago and have been dying for it again! I made a gkaze by adding warm water to cranberry sauce and coated it. I did not add the eggs - My loaf was only 1/2 lb so a bit different but the leftovers were fabulous with cranberry sauce on bread - like having thanksgiving on a sandwich and even tastier as a left over!
This is by far the best turkey meatloaf recipe I've tried. I took some of the suggestions from other reviews and added vegetables - one carrot, a small onion & 2 celery ribs, diced finely and sautéed until soft. I also added some minced garlic, sage and fresh thyme. My husband absolutely raved about this dish and can't wait to have it again!
Followed instructions and used suggestions from reviewers and turned out absolutely delicious. I added sautéed onions and celery to the loaf mix then coated top with combination of cranberry sauce, mustard and ketchup. Served with steamed green beans and cranberry sauce, tasted just like Thanksgiving. Excellent!
Fast and yummy. Made just as recipe states. Good with cranberry sauce!
WE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS MEATLOAF! WHEN IT'S BAKING THE HOUSE SMELLS LIKE THANKSGIVING! NO CHANGES NEEDED TO THIS RECIPE! EXCELLENT JUST THE WAY IT IS!
My husband is not eating beef right now and loves meatloaf. I picked up a pkg of ground white turkey and ground regular turkey yesterday and was looking for something to do with this. I did make just a couple of changes, only because white turkey meat can be so dry. I added 1 cup sliced mushroom, which I had put thru mini-food processor so they would not be noticable to him, same with a half of onion. I added pinches of poultry seasoning, rubbed sage and white pepper. I cooked it and let cool just a bit. I had to have a taste. OMG!! Very moist and VERY GOOD! Thank you for this recipe..will definitely be making this often. He works out of town during the week, so this is something I can make and freeze so he can have some homecooked food during the week!
This is the second time I have made this recipe. I was in a hurry both times. I added dried onions (seeped in hot water first). The first time I made it my family told me that it was the best meatloaf I had ever made. It is very easy to prepare and very forgiving if you don't have exactly the correct amount of stuffin mix. I used Colonna, Poultry in the pan single step stuffing mix. I spread Bulls Eye BBQ sauce on the top before I put it into the oven. Great recipe and my family loves it.
This was very tasty. I added some thyme and also made a cranberry glaze for the top with brown sugar and orange zest. Served with mashed potatoes and gravy. It was a big hit and will make this again.
Added vadalia onions to the meat - awesome!
I made this when I was finally able to cook after being sick with Covid and after having missed Christmas dinner. In my haze, I prepared and doctored up the boxed stuffing (oops!). I added craisins and loosely blended the turkey and prepared stuffing. Then I remembered I forgot the egg, borrowed one from a neighbor and dumped everything back in the bowl to remix. All that to say this recipe is versatile (obviously lots of room for error lol) and very tasty. I served with mashed potatoes, jarred gravy and veggies. I loved it and will definitely make again.
I made this exactly to the directions except I added a cranberry/ketchup glaze. Unfortunately the turkey wasn't cooked all the way in the middle. It really needed about 10 more minutes. It was very good though!
I added seasoning, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, and flax seed. I still needed more flavor for this meatloaf. It was tasty, no doubt, but didn't have that "thanksgiving" flavor.
This recipe is a family favorite.