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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 540 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 (1 slice)
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 216mg 72%
Sodium 1543mg 64%
Potassium 1270mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 69g 138%
Vitamin A 52%
Vitamin C 19.8%
Calcium 10%
Iron 27.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.