A photo showing a couple slices of meatloaf on a plate ready to eat.

Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf is a crowd favorite.

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make meatloaf, meatloaf recipe, Turkey Meatloaf
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 202 kcal
Author John Kanell



  • 2 cups chopped onions 300g
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup carrot very 150g, finely diced
  • 3 tbs olive oil 45mL
  • 2 tsp kosher salt 12g
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 6g
  • 1/2 tsp chopped oregano 500mg
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley 500mg, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 79mL
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock 118mL
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste 12g
  • 3 1/2 lbs ground turkey 1590g
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs 125g, plain
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2/3 cup ketchup 150g



  1. Cook the onion in a large skillet over medium heat with 2 tbsp olive oil until translucent, add the garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. 

    Turkey Meatloaf
  2. Add carrot, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper and cook until softened. 

    Turkey Meatloaf
  3. Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, 1/3 cup ketchup, chicken stock, oregano, parsley, and thyme, mix and transfer to a bowl to cool.

    Turkey Meatloaf
  4. In a large bowl mix the turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs and onion/herb mixture. (I’ve found the best way is with clean hands.)
    Turkey Meatloaf
  5. Shape into a rectangular loaf on a lightly oiled baking sheet. 

    Turkey Meatloaf
  6. Brush with the remaining ketchup and place in oven at 375F for about 50 minutes or until internal temperature registered at 170F. 

    Turkey Meatloaf
  7. Put a pan of water on the bottom rack to help prevent cracking.

  8. Garnish with parsley
    A photo of turkey meatloaf fresh out of the oven and garnished with parsley.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.