Healthy Turkey Meatloaf

A family favorite!  This Turkey meatloaf recipe is easy to make, is full of flavor, juicy and best of all – low in fat. I love cooking with lean ground turkey or chicken. For best results it is important to select a ground turkey that is no more than 93% lean to avoid a dry and dense meatloaf.

Make Extra Turkey Meatloaf and Freeze

This Turkey Meatloaf is in constant rotation for dinner in my household. It’s easy to make but I have made it even simpler for myself since we eat this often. I started to double up on the recipe to make 2 so I can serve one for dinner and freeze the other one. It doesn’t take me any longer to make 2 than it does to make 1, and if I can make my life any easier I will take the short cut!

Once the meatloaf is cooked and cooled, I wrap it up well in saran wrap and then into a large freezer bag it goes. It can stay in the freezer for up to 4 months. It’s always a life saver to have something homemade and healthy to pull out of your freezer on those crazy week nights. This meatloaf will not disappoint. 

whole turkey meatloaf in casserole dish


2 lbs of lean ground turkey (this can be made with ground chicken as well)

1 large yellow onion

1 stalk celery stalk

1 cup bread crumbs

½ tsp ground sage

½ tsp ground thyme

1 large whole egg, lightly beaten

2 Tbsp tomato paste (1 Tbsp for the meat mixture and 1 for the glaze)

4 tsp Dijon Mustard

1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce (1 tsp for the meat mixture and ½ tsp for the glaze)

1 tsp salt and black pepper

1 large egg white

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F


1. In a food processor place onions, celery and pulse for a minute until it is at a fine consistency

2. In a large bowl combine the meat, onion/celery mixture, eggs, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, 1 tbsp of the tomato paste and get your hands dirty and mix it all up.


1. In a small bowl combine egg white with the remaining 1 tbsp tomato paste and ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce and spoon over the meat loaf

2. Bake for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F or 70 degrees C

Looking for more quick recipes? Check out these Tuna Kebabs, and Quick and Easy Spanish Rice.

Easy, healthy and moist ground turkey meatloaf
This ground turkey meatloaf is healthy, quick and easy to make and is moist and delicious.

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