Basic Turkey Meatloaf | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Basic Turkey Meatloaf

Everyone has a favorite meatloaf recipe.  For the past few months, I have been making this turkey meatloaf recipe, adapted from skinnytaste, for my family and it has replaced all the other recipes for meatloaf in my house. It has become my meatloaf  "go to" recipe.  My son even requested it for his special birthday dinner this past year.  It's moist and flavorful. If you can find it, I suggest you use Heinz Hot and Spicy flavored tomato ketchup with tabasco.  If you can't find it, you could also add a few drops of tabasco to the ketchup yourself, or none at all, if you don't like spice.  But we like spice, so I try to use the flavored ketchup whenever I make this. 

Basic Turkey Meatloaf  adapted from skinnytaste

  Points Plus = 7 points+

1/2 cup onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 pounds of ground turkey ( 93 % lean, 7 % fat )
1/2 cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs
3/4 cup Heinz Hot and Spicy flavored tomato ketchup, divided
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp. dried marjoram

1. In small nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray, saute onion and garlic until onion is tender ( about 5 minutes).  Set aside to cool.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  

2. In large bowl, combine the turkey, bread crumbs, 1/2 c ketchup, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and marjoram  and the cooled onion/garlic mixture.  Mix gently ( using your hands is best) until just combined.  Do not over mix!  

3. Spray glass 9x13" pan with cooking spray and shape into a loaf in middle of pan.  Spread the remaining 1/4 c ketchup on top.  Bake uncovered, in 350 degree oven for 70 minutes.  Remove from oven,  tent with foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.  Makes 8 four oz servings at 7 points plus per serving.  


  1. Hey! I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog! I'm trying to get back to eating healthy, and your blogs seems like a helpful tool. :) Thanks! That meatloaf looks great.

  2. Thank you Christina! Let me know how you liked it if you make it! :)

  3. I wish my husband liked meatloaf..this looks delicious! I am saving this recipe for when someone with a tasteful palate comes for dinner ;)

  4. I have a recipie which is half turkey and half hamburger , I cant give you exact amounts cause I dont cook like that but anyway, half ground turkey, half lean ground hamburger, onion minced, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, sage, parsley, milk equal to the bread crumbs mixture should be quite wet form into pan and bake. This is actually Grandpas recipie or and I almost forgot the sauce ketchup with brown sugar and powdered mustard put on about 30 minutes before meatloaf is done.

  5. @ Connie...sounds delicious! :)

    @ Nicole...make a small one and freeze what you don't eat for when he is out of town! :)

  6. This was excellent! We had it for lunch today and everybody loved it. Is this points+ or old points? Thanks!

  7. @ Evacuee...thank you for reviewing this recipe and I am glad you liked it. What is listed is old points. Points plus would be 7 points plus per serving. I am going to update the recipe now with the new info. Thanks again!