Ina Garten Turkey Meatloaf Recipe


Making meatloaf with turkey instead of ground beef is a great way to cut down on fat, whilst still enjoying plenty of flavor. This recipe gives a nice juicy meatloaf that the whole family will enjoy!

A Great Make-Ahead Meal

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that’s really easy to make in advance, which is a great time-saver on those days where there’s just not enough time to cook.
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If you want to make ahead for the next day, then you can store the uncooked meatloaf mixture in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
If you decide to freeze the mixture for future use, here’s the best way to do it…
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  • Place a few sheets of foil on top of a baking sheet.
  • Place the meatloaf mixture on top of the foil and form it into a loaf shape. Don’t put the ketchup on yet – this is best done when you’re ready to bake it.
  • Put the baking sheet into the freezer until the meat hardens.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Wrap the foil around the meat and put it into a freezer bag for storage.
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The mixture will keep well in the freezer for up to one month. Take it out the day before you’re ready to cook it and thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.

Wonderful Served Hot or Cold

We all know just how tasty meatloaf is with its classic accompaniment of mashed potato, but it’s pretty good served cold, too!
It’s amazing in a sandwich with a nice slice of sweet onion and plenty of ketchup!
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You can even use it to make a tasty bruschetta – just cut it thin, place it on sliced baguettes and top with tomatoes, garlic, basil, and parsley. 
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Ina Garten Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

The Editors at Food Fanatic
Ina Garten’s Turkey Meatloaf recipe creates a lighter meal that’s full of flavor. Delicious served hot or cold.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
cooling 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 1 serving
Calories 596.96 kcal


  • 3 Yellow Onion chopped (2 large onions)
  • 2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Kosher Salt
  • 1 Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Fresh Thyme (1/2 tsp dried)
  • 0.3 Worcestershire Sauce
  • 0.75 Chicken Stock
  • 1.5 Tomato Paste
  • 5 Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1.5 Dry Bread Crumbs
  • 3 Extra Large Egg beaten
  • 0.75 Ketchup


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a medium saute pan, over medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until translucent, but not browned, approximately 15 minutes.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture in a large bowl.
  • Mix well and shape into a rectangular loaf on an ungreased sheet pan. Spread the ketchup evenly on top.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. and the meatloaf is cooked through. (A pan of hot water in the oven under the meatloaf will keep the top from cracking.)
  • Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold in a sandwich.


Calories: 596.96kcalCarbohydrates: 22.74gProtein: 54.91gFat: 28.81gSaturated Fat: 7.06gTrans Fat: 0.63gSodium: 1103.16mgFiber: 0.75gSugar: 7.01g
Keyword Baked, Dinners, Family Meals and Snacks, Ground Turkey, Meatloaf
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