Turkey meatloaf

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Turkey Meatloaf is made with lean ground shredded, seasonings and turkey veggies for moisture. It’s all topped off with a zesty sauce and baked until tender.

Much like a traditional Meatloaf, this easy turkey meatloaf recipe is perfect served with a pile of mashed potatoes and a generous serving of Homemade Creamed Corn.

To Make the BEST Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf is an easy meal and one my family requests all of the time! I switch between making our favorite easy Meatloaf made with beef and this turkey meatloaf recipe.

Meatloaf has been a favorite of mine since I was little but now that I’m older I try to balance my meals throughout the week… if I’m eating something indulgent (like my most favorite Cheese and Mac in the whole world) then I like to choose a healthier protein to go with it like this turkey meatloaf or Easy Grilled Chicken Breast.

Moist Turkey Meatloaf Tips

How to Make Turkey Meatloaf

  1. Combine breadcrumbs with eggs and tomato sauce (per recipe below).
  2. Gently mix in ground turkey (or chicken) and shredded zucchini or mushrooms.
  3. Form into a loaf on a baking sheet and bake.

Mini Meatloaf Muffins

To make turkey meatloaf muffins, prepare turkey meatloaf mixture as directed. Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full with meatloaf mixture and bake 20-25 minutes or until 165°F.

What temperature is turkey meatloaf done?

I most often cook turkey meatloaf at 375°F. This allows the meatloaf to cook through without drying out and keeps the inside moist.

A ground chicken or ground turkey meatloaf should reach an internal temperature of 165°F. I always use a meat thermometer to helps ensure it’s done without overcooking. You can get an inexpensive instant read thermometer for under $10.

How Long to Cook Turkey Meatloaf

The times below can vary slightly so it’s best to use a thermometer (above). With ground turkey or ground chicken, you want to be certain the meatloaf reaches 165°F. (I usually take it out at about 162°F because it rises a couple degrees while resting).

Make sure you let your meatloaf rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. This will help ensure it doesn’t fall apart stays juicy and moist!

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