Delicious and Healthy Turkey Meatloaf with Flavorful Sauce

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Delicious and Healthy Turkey Meatloaf with Flavorful Sauce
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 17, 2023

Try this scrumptious and nutritious turkey meatloaf recipe that is packed with flavors and served with a tangy sauce. Made with ground turkey, breadcrumbs, vegetables, and savory spices, this meatloaf is moist, tender, and a great alternative to traditional beef meatloaf. The homemade sauce adds an extra layer of deliciousness to the dish. Perfect for weeknight dinners or cozy family gatherings, this turkey meatloaf recipe is a crowd-pleasing favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated onion
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, grated onion, grated carrot, grated zucchini, minced garlic, chopped parsley, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, beaten egg, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  3. Shape the turkey mixture into a loaf and place it on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce to make the sauce.
  5. Pour half of the sauce over the turkey meatloaf, spreading it evenly with a spoon or brush.
  6. Place the meatloaf in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  7. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.
  8. Serve the turkey meatloaf slices with the remaining sauce on the side.
  9. Enjoy your delicious and flavorful turkey meatloaf with sauce!

Interesting Facts

  • Ground turkey is a lean and healthier alternative to ground beef, making this meatloaf recipe a nutritious choice.
  • Grating vegetables like onion, carrot, and zucchini not only adds flavor but also ensures that the meatloaf stays moist and tender.
  • The homemade sauce with ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce gives the meatloaf a sweet, tangy, and savory taste.
  • Leftover turkey meatloaf makes great sandwiches the next day. Just add some lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments for a delicious lunch option.
  • This recipe can be easily adjusted to suit your taste preferences by adding additional spices and herbs like thyme, oregano, or chili powder.