Ground Turkey Meatloaf

Ground Turkey Meatloaf

4.9 from 8 reviews

Ground Turkey Meatloaf with simple ketchup glaze is always a hit at our house. Juicy, healthy, easy and delicious comfort food.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian


  • 1 lb 3 oz ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 3 tbsp any milk or water
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, add oats and milk. Stir and set aside to soak for 10 minutes while you are getting other ingredients ready.
  3. In a large bowl, add ground turkey, egg, onion, garlic, soaked oats, balsamic vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper. Using your hands mix well to combine.
  4. Spray ceramic non-stick 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and transfer mixture into it. Level with spatula. You can also shape 1 meatloaf on lined baking sheet or 4 mini meatloaves.
  5. Bake single large meatloaf for 45 minutes or 4 mini meatloaves for 35 minutes. Meatloaf is ready when  internal temperature is 160 degrees. Do not overbake, so meatloaf dries out.
  6. Remove from the oven and brush with ketchup. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  7. Cut into 8 slices and serve warm with mashed potatoes, Instant Pot mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freeze: I usually make 2 meatloaves. You can freeze cooked, cooled and sliced meatloaf in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat in the microwave or simmer in a covered pot with a splash of water. I do not like to warm up meatloaf in the oven because it dries out.


  • Any oats work. I used quick cooking steel cut oats.
  • You can use any milk, broth or water to soak the oats. I used whole milk.
  • You can also use breadcrumbs, almond meal or flour in place of oats. No need to soak either. Skip milk then.
  • Make 12 meatloaf muffins and bake for 30 minutes or so. Check with internal read thermometer for 160 degrees F doneness.
  • Add chipotle in adobo, red pepper flakes or hot sauce to the meat mixture for spicy meatloaf.
  • You can double the recipe but cooking time would be close to 70 minutes. Again, check with internal read thermometer.

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