Best Turkey Meatloaf


For a healthier turkey meatloaf, after much trial and error I came up with this recipe. It's important to make this on a jelly-roll pan (rimmed baking sheet) so the liquids can be drained off. Also, don't put the topping on before the meatloaf has cooked for 30 minutes; ground turkey creates a lot of juices, so if you put the topping on first it will become watery and runny.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 meatloaf



  • 1 ½ pounds ground turkey

  • ¾ cup crushed buttery round crackers

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a jelly-roll pan.

  2. Mix ground turkey, crushed crackers, milk, onion, egg, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Shape mixture into a loaf and place on the prepared pan.

  3. Mix ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a separate bowl; set aside.

  4. Bake meatloaf in preheated oven for 30 minutes; remove from the oven and drain off liquids. Top meatloaf with ketchup topping.

  5. Return loaf to the oven and continue baking until no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes more; an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).

    Best Turkey Meatloaf

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
13g Fat
25g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 881mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 297mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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