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Tasty Turkey Meatloaf on white plate next to baby spinach

Tasty Turkey Meatloaf

Tasty Turkey Meatloaf is flavorful and juicy. Simple ingredients and a sweet & tangy sauce makes this our favorite meatloaf!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword turkey meatloaf recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 7 (3 oz) Servings
Calories 261 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


Meatloaf Mixture

  • 2 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream, or Whole Milk, or half and half (for a little fat)
  • 1/2 Small Sweet Onion, diced small (or 2 Tbsp dehydrated onion)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Poultry Seasoning

Sauce Topping

  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard


  1. Heat oven to 350° F.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the meatloaf mixture ingredients until well incorporated. Try not to overwork the mixture.

  3. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and use your hands to shape it into a loaf of even thickness (If all you have is a loaf pan, that will work fine, you might use less of the topping, which you can save for dipping).

  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to take the internal temperature of the meatloaf. If it reads 165 degrees, then it is done. If less than that, put it back in the oven for 15 minutes and take temperature again (I take mine out at 160 degrees and let it rest for 10 minutes or so. The temperature ends up at 165°).

  5. If you have any of the topping sauce left, you can use it as a dip, or spread it over the cooked meatloaf and serve.

Recipe Notes

This recipe will work with ground beef. Switch out the poultry seasoning for thyme or steak seasoning. Use a lean ground beef.