Super Easy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

This super easy turkey meatloaf recipe is the best weeknight meal you don’t have to fuss over. Always moist, never dry and with a little egg surprise in the middle, makes this turkey meatloaf recipe a weeknight stand out.

The Super Easy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

A turkey meatloaf is a frequent request at my house,  and I often oblige because it’s easy to throw the ingredients together, toss in the oven for a  while, and go about my business. The egg surprise is an easy addition, but you can also make it without the egg in the middle, and it will still be super moist and yummy meatloaf.

I  like using turkey for my meatloaf. Turkey gets a bad rep for being too dry and most people assume a turkey meatloaf would not be moist or flavorful, but that’s not true. This super easy turkey meatloaf recipe makes for a healthy weeknight meal and a meatloaf that’s both moist and flavorful.

The addition of grated cheese, onions and fresh herbs makes this turkey meatloaf moist and flavorful.

How to Add a Hard-Boiled Egg to Your Turkey Meatloaf

My grandmother used to make little turkey patties with an egg in the middle, and as a kid I remember being super confused as to how she could get an egg inside the turkey!

Now, I like adding the hard boiled egg to my super easy turkey meatloaf recipe not only for additional flavor and the aesthetics, but also for an extra boost of protein.

Boil 3-4 eggs separately. Allow them to cool. Then layer the eggs into the pan and cover with the turkey. It makes for a tastier loaf, as well as a pretty one to cut into.

Other Turkey Recipes You May Like

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Mediterranean Inspired Meatballs

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The Super Easy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped egg
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • handful of herbs, cilantro, basil, parsley, chopped (dry is ok too)
  • 3-4 hard boiled eggs for filling
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmiagano-Reggiano
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Ingredients for the sauce:
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey—sounds like an odd combo— but you just wait.

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Directions

  1. Finely chop the onion and three cloves of garlic. I also like to add whatever herbs I have at the time. Here I chopped basil, thyme, cilantro and parsley.
  2.  Combine the onion, garlic, herbs, Parmiagano-Reggiano, and breadcrumbs together. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In another bowl, combine ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, honey and sugar. Spray or grease your loaf pan and place your turkey mixture into a loaf pan.
  4. If you are adding eggs, place a small amount of the turkey mixture into the pan. Layer the hard-boiled eggs, then cover them with the remaining turkey mixture.
  5. Spread the sauce over the top of the mixture. Cook covered for 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees. Then uncover and cook for another 10 minutes.

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Super Easy Turkey Meatloaf

This super easy turkey meatloaf recipe is the best weeknight meal you don’t have to fuss over. Always moist, never dry and with a little egg surprise in the middle, makes this turkey meatloaf recipe a weeknight stand out.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cup grated Parmiagano-Reggiano
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the sauce

  • 3/4 cup ketchup

  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions
 

  • Finely chop the onion and three cloves of garlic. I also like to add whatever herbs I have at the time. Here I chopped basil, thyme, cilantro and parsley. 
  • Combine the onion, garlic, herbs, Parmiagano-Reggiano, and breadcrumbs together. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In another bowl, combine ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, honey and sugar.
  • Spray or grease your loaf pan and place your turkey mixture into a loaf pan.
  • If you are adding eggs, place a small amount of the turkey mixture into the pan. Layer the hard-boiled eggs, then cover them with the remaining turkey mixture.
  • Spread the sauce over the top of the mixture. Cook covered for 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees. Then uncover and cook for another 10 minutes.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Yana June 19, 2018 at 5:15 PM

    Omg totally channeling grandma! Love this gotta try ❤️

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA June 19, 2018 at 5:22 PM

      Yes! It reminds me of her too. I hated as a kid and now I think it’s so cool!

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