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Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! This healthy meatloaf recipe, made with lean ground turkey is easy and delicious.

Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! This healthy meatloaf recipe made with lean ground turkey is easy and delicious.
Turkey Meatloaf

My family loves meatloaf so much, I have created so many meatloaf recipes on my site. If you like meatloaf as much as I do, you might also enjoy this Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf or this Bacon Topped BBQ Turkey Meatloaf. Serve it with garlic mashed potatoes or loaded cauliflower mash and a vegetable on the side and dinner is done!

How To Make Meatloaf

My mom always made meatloaf with beef when I was growing up, and I always loved it. But once I tried it with turkey, I never looked back. Not only is it leaner, I also find the meatloaf juicier and my family now prefers it, it’s on constant rotation. Here are a few tips and variations for perfectly juicy and flavorful meatloaf every time!

What temperature should meatloaf be cooked to?

Meatloaf is best baked at 350 degrees F in a conventional oven, although I have also increased the temp to 400 degrees F to cook faster. You will know it’s ready when it’s cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. using an instant read thermometer.

Meatloaf Tips and Variations:

  • Don’t overwork the meat. Just like making meatballs, if you over work the meat it will become more dense. It’s best to gently mix all the ingredients until just mixed in.
  • Make it faster! If I want to make this quicker, I will make them into four smaller loaves and cook it for about 25 to 30 minutes. You can also make it in cupcake tins like I do in this Cupcake Meatloaf with Mashed Potato Frosting.
  • Add heat! If you want to spice things up you can add some chipotle or sriracha to the ketchup.
  • Use beef. If you prefer beef, swap the turkey for a lean beef around 90% lean.
  • Make it low-carb or grain-free. Swap the breadcrumbs out for equal amounts of almond meal.
  • Make it with oats. Swap the breadcrumbs out for equal amounts of rolled oats.
  • BBQ Sauce. Replace the ketchup glaze with BBQ sauce to give it a smokey flavor.
  • Make it juicier. I often use 93% lean for a juicier turkey meatloaf.
  • Make it for Meal Prep! Double the recipe, make two and freeze one for another night.
  • Leftovers. Leftovers are great for sandwiches. Refrigerate 3 to 4 days.

Can You Freeze Meatloaf?

Yes, meatloaf is great for freezing. I usually make two, one for dinner and one to freeze for another night. It takes about the same time to make 2 as it does to make 1. To freeze, let it cool, then slice the loaf. Transfer to freezer safe containers and freeze up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator the night before, then microwave in 30 second increments until heated through.

Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! This healthy meatloaf recipe made with lean ground turkey is easy and delicious.Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! This healthy meatloaf recipe made with lean ground turkey is easy and delicious.Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! This healthy meatloaf recipe made with lean ground turkey is easy and delicious.
Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! This healthy meatloaf recipe made with lean ground turkey is easy and delicious.

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Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! This healthy meatloaf recipe made with lean ground turkey is easy and delicious.
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Turkey Meatloaf

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259 Cals 37 Protein 14 Carbs 5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! This healthy meatloaf recipe made with lean ground turkey is easy and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp ketchup, I use organic
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.3 lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup seasoned whole wheat or gluten-free breadcrumbs, I like 4C
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • In a small bowl combine 2 tbsp of the ketchup with Worcestershire sauce.
  • In a small skillet, heat olive oil and onion on low heat until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes, remove from heat.
  • In a medium bowl combine the turkey, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, 1/4 cup ketchup, salt and marjoram.
  • Place mixture into a loaf pan or shape into a loaf and place on a baking pan. Spoon sauce on top.
  • Bake uncovered for 55-60 minutes, remove from oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4, Calories: 259kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 104mg, Sodium: 390mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 6g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 7
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607 comments

  1. Really good. I was worried it would be too dry with such lean meat, but it wasn’t!! Very good.

  2. This was delicious; I made some substitutions as needed; thyme instead of marjoram, included garlic along with the onions also added some dijon mustard and a little hot sauce. I used crushed saltines instead of bread crumbs and added fresh parsley. So good.

  3. I add green bell peppers also. They definitely add to the flavor.

  4. Love the skinny turkey meatloaf

  5. This was great. I used it as my guide knowing I only had a few of the prooer ingredients. Even with my substitutions (jiffy corn bread mix), omissions (marjorim) and mistakes (2 eggs and ALL the ketchup in the mix) it turned out pretty good.

  6. Added chopped mushrooms with the onion like another person suggested and it was delicious! Also used 93% lean ground turkey and panko breadcrumbs because it is what we had on hand. Worked great. 

  7. I LOVE this recipe and was hoping to make it with mini-loaf pans. If you made this into mini-loaves, what would you recommend for the cooking time? Thanks in advance!

    • You can look at the directions on this recipe https://www.skinnytaste.com/bacon-topped-petite-turkey-meatloaf/ 🙂

  8. Do u think this can made with chicken instead of turkey?

  9. Very easy and really good. It is going into our regular rotation.

  10. Wondering if you can leave out or sub Worcestershire? My son is allergic to fish. I believe it has anchovies. Thoughts? 

  11. How can I adjust this recipe so that I can use a 1 lb package of turkey, instead of using 1.3 lb? How much of the other ingredients would I use?

  12. It really is moist. Will use this recipe again and again. I may also try this meatloaf with beef. 

  13. I love your recipes and this turkey meatloaf is the bomb. Thank you!

  14. I was so nervous mine would come out dry but it was so moist!!!    I love it and so simple!  Happy Dance! 

  15. Thanks for this recipe! I made it tonight and it was very juicy and delicious! I haven’t cooked the onions before mixing into the meatloaf, and mixing in ketchup was also something different!

  16. I doubled this recipe and used one package regular ground turkey and one package ground turkey sausage. I had to sub jarred spaghetti sauce for the ketchup because I ran out of ketchup! I topped it with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce (again, because of my ketchup shortage! LOL). I cooked it in a loaf pan and it took about 70 min at 375 degrees. This was delicious!

  17. I am a seasoned cook and have been making beef meatloaf for years. New to turkey meatloaf. This was delicious. Followed recipe as written. This is definitely a keeper. 

  18. I made this recipe but made a couple of changes.  Used  .99% fat free instead of .93%
    Added 1 whole small zucchini grated
    2 eggs instead of 1 to make up for fat
    1/2 cup panic bread crumbs
    shakes of smoked paprika 
    2 tb brown mustard 

    To make up for the extra liquid of the zucchini I baked for 1 hour and 5 minutes 

    Outstanding.  

    • This looks super good, too bad there’s an ad directly over the ingredients so you can’t see what to use.

  19. What is the serving size?

  20. This recipe is fantastic – picky kid approved!  I did make the mistake of picking up 93% ground turkey which drastically changes that points value (wahhh), so please be sure you are picking up 99% instead.  It was delicious and a house fan favorite.

  21. This is my absolute favorite turkey meatloaf recipe. I’ve been making it for years.

  22. Does this freeze well after cooking or should I only bake 1/2 and freeze the other 1/2 unbaked?

  23. Could you air fry this? If so, at what temp and for how long would you recommend?

  24. I feel silly asking, but after breadcrumbs you note “I like 4C” – surely you do not mean 4 cups? What does the notation mean?

  25. This is my go to turkey meatloaf recipe.  I’ve made it half a dozen times and it’s really great. I’m on Weight Watchers so it’s even better at 3 smart points.  

  26. I love this meatloaf and am in the process of making a larger batch by 1/2 to make three loaves. The turkey I am using has never been frozen. I would like to freeze the other two loaves before cooking. What do you think?

    • Sure! just let it thaw overnight before baking.

      • I use 2 1/2 lbs of meat and double the rest of the ingredients to make two loafs. Then they get sliced and laid out on a parchment lined baking sheet and put into the freezer. Once they are frozen I put two slices in a foodsaver bag and seal them then right back into the freezer to be thawed when needed and eaten later.

  27. I made this tonight for dinner along with the green beans and garlic in oil, and the cauliflower mash with garlic, as suggested in one of the recent meal plans. What a delicious meal! The flavour was amazing, everything was perfect! I accidentally added extra Worcestershire sauce with the ketchup that went into the meat, but it was fine, perhaps added to the flavour! Anyway, there was definitely plenty of food, we have leftovers of everything for another meal this week.  A hit for sure. Thanks Gina, another great, healthy meal in the rotation! 

  28. This recipe has become a staple of ours and is always i our monthly rotation of dinners. 

  29. Loved it! Will definitely make this again.

  30. This is an awesome recipe! I add a handful of shredded carrots into the mix also (just for a little more bulk and moisture).

  31. If I’m making 2 at a time, do I need to adjust the oven temp or cook time?

  32. Loved it! My husband doesn’t even like meatloaf but he liked this one. I used the BBQ sauce instead of ketchup and it was nice and smoky. I also used minced 1/4 tsp minced garlic instead of onion (still prepared in skillet as recommended with oil). Delicious! Thank you. 

    • This is super helpful because I have a 9 year old that gets freaked out by the onions. Sigh.

      • You can also use onion powder in place of onions- tastes delicious and your child won’t know it’s in there!

  33. I have made this before and it has been a hit!  Can I prep the loaves (I make 2 at a time-1 to freeze) and put them in the oven later (keeping them in the fridge) or should they be baked immediately?

  34. Best meatloaf ever. I didn’t even like meatloaf until this. I’ve made this so many times.

    I’m going to be doubling it and cooking 2 loafs tonight.  Does anyone know if I have to adjust the cooking time?

  35. I am a horrible cook but these turned out AMAZING. New favorite dinner recipe. I’m a busy student and was able to prep this super easily tonight. I used 93% lean ground turkey (1 pound), Trader Joe’s panko, and added some sautéed mushrooms and garlic to the onions. I shaped it into 4 little loaves on a pan and used about the same cook time. Ended up nice and moist.  Served with broccoli on the side. 

  36. So my husband came home from the hospital today, recovering from covid and all he wanted was meatloaf. I tried this recipe and we will never try another. Absolutely delicious & super moist!

  37. I think using 99% fat free makes it too dry. I use a combo of 99% and 93% and that helps considerably, but could still use a little more moisture. Delicious taste though and a nice low-cal alternatively for meatloaf. My husband loves it and is happy to have this as a substitute.

  38. I added mushrooms, garlic, peppers to the onion sautee. I kept a vent in the top of the meatloaf and twice drained liquid from the meatloaf. It tastes amazing. Perfect with sourdough bread.

  39. I just finished making this, for the first time & it was delicious.  I used 93% because that’s all that was available. My hubby loved it.  Thank you!  

  40. Do you have a recipe for a bison meatloaf with whole grain mustard

  41. This is a go-to recipe for me, I’ve already made it about a dozen times. I do add about 170g of finely chopped mushroom and cook them with the onions first. I also use Italian seasoning instead of marjoram since I never have that in my pantry. It’s so moist and one of my boyfriend’s favorite dinners. I usually pair it with mashed cauliflower and broccoli on the side!

  42. I didn’t realize turkey came with different percentages of fat like beef. Gah! Anyway I have 85% ground turkey. Will it work for this recipe? 

  43. I hated this meatloaf! I can only be mad at myself, I had no idea I’d hate marjoram but God do I ever. I suppose it’s probably good in a soup or maybe a stew but in meatloaf… yuck! I also thought the recipe is too salty, I’m trying to salvage it because I hate wasting the ingredients. I’ll try it again minus the marjoram, I think it’s an okay basic recioe without it…

  44. Very good! Left out the marjoram because we didn’t have any and baked in cupcake tin to reduce baking time (took 25 mins) and it’s a winner! Will make again. Thanks, Gina!

  45. Delicious!!

  46. I made this tonight for my family and everyone loved it…even my 4 year old and 8 month old. I added a bit of mustard and brown sugar to the sauce but didn’t change any other ingredients. So yummy. 

  47. We don’t eat a lot of turkey meals here in Australia but I found 100% turkey breast mince and made this turkey loaf in the airfryer.. It was delicious.

  48. Delicious!  My family loved it, and it was so easy to make.

  49. This is my family’s all time favorite meatloaf! But I add carrots to the onions and add some fresh spinach. Makes. HUGE difference!

  50. So good! 

  51. This is my throw-down meatloaf recipe. It is SO easy and I frequently have all ingredients on hand all the time.

    I do make some customizations: I add sriracha to the meat mixture and sauce for some zing. Sometimes I do half 93% and half 99% lean turkey. I don’t always have marjoram on hand, and lately I’ve been using a salt-free seasoning blend from Trader Joe’s called 21 Seasoning Salute – it’s awesome!

    Thanks for a great and healthy recipe, Gina.

  52. This is the best meatloaf I have ever had. That is saying a lot because I used to hate meatloaf. This is the only one I am going to make from now on. Fantastic recipe!

    • I hated this meatloaf! I can only be mad at myself, I had no idea I’d hate marjoram but God do I ever. I suppose it’s probably good in a soup or maybe a stew but in meatloaf… yuck! I also thought the recipe is too salty, I’m trying to salvage it because I hate wasting the ingredients. I’ll try it again minus the marjoram, I think it’s an okay basic recioe without it…

  53. My fiancé told me this is his favorite meal I’ve ever made. Meatloaf, go figure!

  54. I followed the recipe to a T but added a clove of garlic and a half teaspoon of cinnamon and it was a huge hit with my family of picky eater!

  55. I made this for the first time tonight and everyone liked it. I used a shallot, celery, and bell pepper instead of the half’s an onion. I also added pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning to the meat. And I added a bit of gochujang sauce to the glaze. It was moist and much lighter than the meatloaf I grew up eating. This will go on our regular rotation.

  56. Has anyone made this into two smaller loaves instead of the one? I am wondering how long to bake?

    • I made two, I used 94% lean and baked it for the time suggested, 55 minutes. I turned out perfect. Not dry at all.

  57. I’ve never eaten turkey loaf before and was pleasantly surprised. This was so moist and the flavor was delicious! I will definitely be making this recipe again.

  58. I make this meatloaf all the time. It’s so good! Turkey, chicken or beef, ketchup or leftover tomato sauce, always a delicious moist meatloaf! I didn’t even like meatloaf before this one! 

  59. I used 96% lean ground beef… (what I had on hand) 
    Roughly ground fresh mushrooms wit the onions and added it to the meat. 

    came out great!  

  60. I added one box of mushrooms, chopped in the food processor and sautéed with the onions.  Delicious and the meatloaf was more moist than previous efforts.

  61. Can I prepare the loaf earlier in the day and then just bake it later that evening?

  62. Found this recipe today and made it for supper, it was delicious! I did not have any Worcestershire
    sauce
    so I substituted a spoon of deli mustard. Will add this to meal plan, my husband also loved it.
    Thank you!

  63. Made this tonight and it was a hit! I didn’t have enough ketchup, so used canned tomato sauce in the meatloaf itself (had just enough ketchup for the sauce on top). I might mix in some chipotle chili powder next time to add some heat. YUM!

  64. Great! Simple and tasty. I added diced green pepper and celery, too and it was delicious.

  65. Came out great

  66. This was really tasty, my husband agreed and he’s pretty picky. Added some diced mushrooms and a little extra bread crumbs to compensate, and used Italian seasoning instead of marjoram. Will definitely make again,

  67. I absolutely love this recipe! I don’t need to tweek it and I think it is my now go to when ever I have ground turkey that needs to be used up! Thank you so much for sharing!

  68. I notice you say 1/2 bread crumbs but say you prefer 4 cups? Lean ground turkey can be really moist. I like the idea of using oats to save on the gluten. Thanks Jenn!

  69. Very good. But why the kosher salt? It was a little too salty. But really really good and not greasy!

  70. I love this recipe I twerk my own spices but my meat loaf is a but too moist. Lol if that’s possible. Would you suggest upping breadcrumbs or oatmeal?

  71. This was amazing! I have not cooked a meatloaf in so many years. I used oats in place of breadcrumbs because of gluten issues. The loaf was moist and tasty. We ate almost the whole thing. I can’t wait to make it again and again and again! Thank you so much.

  72. Can’t wait to try this. Does anyone know why the meat is 1.3 pounds and not just 2 or 1.5 pounds…. I never understood why recipes were like this.   I have 2 pounds defrosted to use up. 

  73. I love this recipe! I used to make it with eggs before but I’ve recently removed eggs from my diet. How would I make this egg-free?

    • Deanna. you can replace egg by combining 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal with 3 Tbsp water for each egg you are replacing. Let it sit for five minutes then add it into your recipe.

  74. I have tried a couple of recipes from this site and this one has to be hands down my favorite. I double the sauce as a personal preference. I used to be a meatloaf hater but I know make this at least once a week. Thank you for sharing and 100 percent recommend !!! 

  75. Easy to make ahead of time delicious

  76. This says 5 points a serving for green-is that one or two slices?

  77. Great tasting turkey meatloaf.. 

  78. Can I put these in a muffin tin?

  79. LOVE this recipe! I like to make a side of roasted sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts with this.

  80. This is one of my favorite recipes!! The only thing I do differently is double the sauce. Sooo good! One of our favorite meals.

  81. I don’t normally leave reviews but I was so pleased at how this turned out. Very moist and tasty. I will definitely make it again. My son didn’t like the onions even though I chopped them very tiny but that’s his deal and he can pick them out if he wants!! Lol!! I used 93% ground turkey.

  82. I love this one!!! It’s so moist and flavorful!!! Would definitely make it again and again!

  83. This was my first time following this recipe but I made it my own. It was delicious!!! 

  84. I love all he recipes but your Weight Watchers points are ALWAYS off. When I put in the nutritional values I get 5 on this recipe, not 3 (blue). Why is that?

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”)

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting 0 points foods such as eggs, chicken, fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, that is why.

  85. I’m not a meatloaf fan, but I loved this recipe! Very juicy, flavorful, and I loved the sauce. I actually double iit because it’s so good. Officially part of our regular rotation. 

  86. Texture was nice and not dried out. Not a fan of the sauce though. Also needed some more seasoning. It was too bland.

  87. I have made many different meatloafs in my life and this one was, hands down, THE BEST of them all. Made three pounds worth last night. Cooked 1 pound and dived the other two into 4 small loafs and have frozen them without cooking for easy dinners in the weeks to come.

  88. Do you have a meatloaf recipe fir an instant pot? I thought for sure I’d find one here!
    Thanks

  89. This was delicious..I’m on WW and I was so excited about finding a good recipe using turkey but with a low point count.  My husband isn’t on WW and he loved it too!

  90. I’ve made this several times and it’s been a hit every time it’s served!  Everyone who’s eaten it has asked for the recipe.  Simple and delicious!

  91. I made this Turkey Meatloaf and I was beyond pleased! I did not have to add anything beyond this recipe. [f course I could not have found out if It was bland as turkey meat can be until cooked anyway, but this is my new turkey meatloaf recipe forever!! Soooo delicious! Thank you, because I for sure over season my own when I make it. So I decided to go online and try someone else’s extremely pleased because for sure I am a foodie who loves to try new ways of cooking different food items.

  92. I am allergic to Worcestershire sauce. Would Liquid Smoke or A1 work?

    • Hi Peggy! My dad’s allergic to the sardines in worcestershire so I made up a recipe that works really well. Soy sauce + balsamic vinegar + ketchup + garlic powder + onion powder. Usually a 1:1 ratio on soy and balsamic, and ketchup and powders to taste. I like it sweeter so I usually add more ketchup.

    • My WW meatloaf has steak sauce in it so I’d say it’s worth a shot!

  93. Can I prep it the night before and cook the next day??

  94. Made this tonight, with your Loaded Mashed Cauliflower. Both so easy, so delicious! Thanks Gina!

  95. If I cook the meatloaf at 400, how long should I cook it for so it doesn’t dry out?

  96. I have to admit that this is the BEST tasting meatloaf that I’ve ever had!  It was flavorful and not the least bit dry.  We subbed 1/4 cup tomato sauce for the egg due to food allergies and topped the meatloaf with BBQ but otherwise followed recipe instructions to the letter.   It came out just perfect and yummy! 

  97. Made this for the first time. Super easy to make and my family loved it. Next time I will have to double the recipe to have leftovers next time. I pared it with some sweet potatoes, zucchini and broccoli it was a perfect healthy and satisfying meal. 

  98. This recipe comes in a hair too dry for me. I like to add some flavor and moistness by adding 1 can of drained Rotel (with Jalapenos if you like a kick). Really adds to the flavor and keeps it from being too dry!

  99. Omg I wish I saw this earlier!! Definitely will be making it in the airfryer next time!!!

  100. We have an egg allergy in our family. Will this work without the egg?

  101. I made this meatloaf and my family loved it. It has a lot of flavor and is very moist. This is a keeper, I prefer this recipe over ground beef recipes.

  102. This was delicious! I doubled the recipe, used 1/2 oatmeal and 1/2 breadcrumbs. Also added siracha to the ketchup mixture and used a garlic seasoning mix instead of marjoram. So good! So moist! This will be going in my rotation!

  103. I was very skeptical of this recipe being 100 percent turkey, but it was fantastic and had plenty of moisture and flavor. I tend to double the sauce for kicks and add a bit more spice, but even when made exactly by the book, it is wonderful.
    My husband thought I had used half beef!

  104. This is delicious and easy! It is a regular in my weeknight rotations. I double the recipe so I can have leftovers. Thank you for another healthy and tasty recipe.
    Anna

  105. I did not hold much hope for this considering my past experiences with ground turkey. But I was pleasantly surprised. I used 93% turkey. I would not go lower than that. I added a fourth cup of finely chopped fresh parsley and mixed as gently as possible. I baked for fifty minutes and let it rest for fifteen minutes. It was moist and flavorful. Will definitely make again. 

  106. In the oven ( again…. I make this a couple of times a month) and it’s always perfect 👌🏼. 
    Serving it tonight with cauliflower mashed and roasted carrots. 

  107. In a small bowl combine 2 tbsp of the ketchup with Worcestershire sauce.

    And you never explained what to do with it.

    • The end of direction #5- Place mixture into a loaf pan or shape into a loaf and place on a baking pan. Spoon sauce on top. Sorry for any confusion!

      • Ok thx. I didn’t realize that was the topping. I was planning on just using ketchup or bbq sauce but I’ll try that way. Thx for reply,
        👍👍👍

  108. This recipe is so good! I’ve never made meatloaf before, I’ve had it but never made it. So I was a little worried I’d end up with dry meatloaf, but this did not fail! 

  109. Both my husband and I enjoyed this, the servings were large, almost too big, and we have 2 servings leftover. Made it exactly as shown and definitely will make it again.

  110. Awesome! Doubled the recipe and made two loaves, used panko breadcrumbs for a different taste! 

  111. This is so easy and yummy! It took like 5 min to throw together and it’s delicious. Thank you for this!

  112. This is so good!  I used Italian Seasoning (didn’t have marjoram) which has marjoram in it.  I also went with Sweet Baby Rays Sweet ‘n Spicy bbq sauce…omg, DELISH!!  It didn’t fill my loaf pan (have a 9×5) so I just formed a smaller loaf inside.  Will absolutely make again and double the recipe next time!

  113. This recipe looks delicious, I was wondering which families prefer, making it with ketchup or BBQ sauce? Thanks  

  114. I made the turkey meatloaf as written, placed it on a shallow greased metal pan and into my 5.8 qt air fryer it went. Preheated the air fryer in 390 degrees. I spritzed the meatloaf with olive oil and cooked it at 390 for 25 minutes. I spooned the sauce on top and cooked it for 4 minutes more on 400 degrees. Internal temperature should read 165 degrees. It was crispy on the outside and nice and moist on the inside. 

  115. Is the marjoram ground or dried?

  116. This is so easy and so delicious! I follow the recipe exactly. I’ve made it about 6 times, as it has become a family favorite. When there are leftovers, it makes a great weekday lunch. Love this site!

  117. My family loves this meatloaf.  I even fixed it for my young niece and nephew who are rather picky and they had seconds!  I always make it gluten free as we have gluten allergies in our family.  I have fixed it with gluten free oatmeal and breadcrumbs.  It’s delicious either way.  

  118. Is this not dairy free? I don’t see it tagged as such but seems like it is to me unless I’m missing something. Thanks!

    • The seasoned bread crumbs I have (forget the brand) have cheese in them. Maybe that’s why.

    • It has egg.

      • @lolasmealticket: Egg is not a “Dairy” product per se; which usually indicates milk/milk products originating from animals (cows, sheep, goats).

        **BTW.. You can purchase breadcrumbs (I love Jeff Nathan Creations GF Panko Flakes) which do not contain milk/cheese, or even make your own.
        This meatloaf is great!!

  119. Made this last night and it was amazing! My husband was very skeptical as he is not a meatloaf fan but we gobbled this up. So moist and tasty. And so easy.

  120. How long would it take to cook in a 6 cup bundt pan in the Instant Pot?

  121. Make this once a week and everyone loves it including the kids. Very moist and delicious!

  122. This meatloaf is outstanding!!! My entire family loved it. This will be a regular for us! Every recipe of yours we have tried has been perfectly delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  123. My family and I love Skinnytaste recipes.  The meatloaf was no exception, receiving two thumbs up and requests for more.   The only alterations were adding a little jalapeño and cooking it in the IP rather than the oven.  Thank you for another great dinner!

  124. I doubled the recipe. Will the cook time be different??

  125. My son is allergic to egg. Is there a way I could make this without the egg?

    • Try a flax seed “egg.” You need ground flax seeds and then you add water (the flax seed package usually has instructions for the flax to water ratio).

  126. Delicious, my go to meatloaf recipe.

  127. Oh my god-oh my god, so so delicious!
    It’s the first time in my life I have had a yummy, moist meat(ground turkey) loaf! OUTSTANDING, a
    must try!
    Thank you for sharing with us!!!

  128. This was so good!! I’ve made many turkey meat loaves over time, but this is definitely a contender for best ever! Very moist & lots of flavor. I followed the recipe exactly and used 93% lean ground turkey.  I also opted to use mini loaf pans.  I baked at 350 for about 22 minutes. Will be making this again and again! Even our picky 5 & 7 year olds enjoyed. Thank you! 

  129. Delicious! Another amazing recipe!

  130. I have 85% lean ground turkey will this work? I know it will change point value but trying to utilize what I have in the fridge

  131. This is seriously so good! I have never made meatloaf before and this was amazing! It made about 5 days worth of work lunch meal prep!

  132. Whole family loved it

  133. I stumbled on your site as I was looking for healthy recipes and this meatloaf is the 3rd recipe I’ve made. Just like the other recipes it’s delicious. I followed the recipe as is, I didn’t have any marjoram so that was omitted, but so yummy!

  134. This is the best meatloaf recipe ever!! I’m looking forward to leftovers tomorrow!!! 

  135. I made this today because I have to work weekend. I added it with cauliflower rice for 3 meals. Hate to believe you get such big portions. Thank you.

  136. This was absolutely delicious! Who knew that marjoram could add so much!  Loved this and will be making this again and again.

  137. If you are freezing this, do you freeze is raw or cooked? If raw, how long would you cook it when you’re ready to cook?

    • Wondering if you tried to freeze this raw and cook later? I’d love to have that as an option! Tastes so much better hot from the oven than microwave. 

  138. What size loaf pan do you use?

  139. I had some ground turkey to use up and found this recipe. I didn’t’t have any ketchup so I used Heinz chili sauce instead. It turned out fantastic and was so easy. I made it into 4 mini loaves so it would cook more quickly. Definitely making this again.

  140. Just made this and is absolutely delicious!!  However, I put the nutrition facts in the WW freestyle calculator and it come out 5sp per serving, not 3 sp, why is that??  Thanks!! 

    • Hi Carmen! The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

      • I see! Thank you!!

        Made it today in the cupcake pan and is still one of my kids favorite!!! I am sharing this recipe with off my friends!!

  141. This is a great recipe made straight from the printer. We like our meatloaf a bit “saucier” so I doubled the ketchup/worcestershire sauce to put on top. My husband and I are a couple of big guys with hearty appetites; so I appreciated that a serving is one-fourth of the meatloaf.

  142. Okay I cook A LOT. I follow different recipes on the internet A LOT. But I never leave comments ..I had to for this recipe … I’ve made a double batch of this recipe twice in two weeks I love it so much. I’ve tried different meatloaf recipes before and never really liked them. I’m also not a huge fan of ketchup (which is probably why I don’t usually like meatloaf when I make it)… so her note about BBQ sauce instead, was great!
    Only changes I made were, I added minced garlic, crushed red pepper, used oats instead of breadcrumbs, used Italian seasoning instead of majorimand used spicy BBQ sauce instead of ketchup.
    It’s SOO good! One of my favorite recipes now. Thank you!

  143. Made this and will be my go to meatloaf recipe from now on.

  144. About to make it for the third time today… this is so so good 

  145. Very good and the low calories was great. We were surprised. I did switch out a couple of things but even if I had not, this recipe was good enough to print and make again. I used mire paux which I always have on hand and took out the onions and olive oil. I did add a couple cloves of minced garlic. I will make it again.

  146. Very moist and delicious! I used sugar free ketchup, and did not realize I did not have marjoram and substituted herb de province mixture I had which has marjoram in it.
    Used the 4C gluten free breadcrumbs.

    Everyone loved it-will be making again.

  147. What size loaf pan?

  148. This is so good. I add mushrooms and diced carrots. I do Have a question do u know how many ounces a serving is? If I cut it into 4 servings they are huge

  149. I have made this three times for the family.  It is so delicious and filling—and quick to prepare. Highly recommend making this!

  150. Can this be made in the crockpot??

  151. Made it with beef as that was all I had. Was incredible! The best meatloaf I’ve ever had. Will try turkey next time. 

  152. Would ground beef still taste as great? I made the turkey version and wanted to try it with ground beef too. The turkey version was amazing!

  153. My boyfriend made this for dinner last night. We chose to use bbq sauce as hes not a fan of ketchup. I also suggested that we put in red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick. It was AMAZING!

  154. Amazing!!!!!! Definitely making again soon! 

  155. Delicious (no surprise there)!!!!!  So easy too! Will definitely make again very soon. 

  156. Made it this morning to bake for dinner….can’t wait.  Made it according to the recipe, except added a teaspoon of minced garlic.

  157. I was skeptical about Turkey, but I loved it. I will definitely make it again. Thank you!

  158. AMAZING!! Can’t wait to make this again….did it with roasted carrot sticks…Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper on a baking sheet and bake right along with it!!

  159. Made this tonight for dinner and it was great. Will for sure make again.

  160. Loved this recipe. I am wondering if it could be cooked in the Instant Pot in the summer months when I am reluctant to turn on my oven.

  161. This was awesome – thank you for sharing!
    I made a double batch, used 1/2 home made breadcrumbs and 1/2 rolled oats with 1/2 ketchup and 1/2 BBQ sauce. Amazing flavors!

  162. 5 Sp’s?? The recipe says 3 Freestyle SP’s… I’m totally confused. Please clarify… Also, how many SP’s if you use 93% FF turkey? Thanks😊

  163. This was absolutely delicious. My family devoured it. I used 93% lean turkey and I assembled the ingredients the night before (I didn’t precook it), which I think added alot to the flavor. The only thing I did differently was I sauteed a very large clove of minced garlic along with the diced onions. I baked mine in an oval casserole dish and let it rest covered with foil for about 10 minutes after cooking. Will definitely make this again!

  164. I’m not a big fan of turkey, so I was a bit hesitant to make this recipe. Oh boy, was I pleasantly surprised. This was delicious. I followed the recipe as written, but used oregano instead of marjoram and added a little garlic powder. My husband loved it too.
    I doubled the recipe and am so glad I have enough for dinner tomorrow night. I hope there is some left after that for a nice sandwich.

  165. I make this all the time and we love it!  Good as leftovers  for meatloaf sandwich!

  166. First time making turkey meatloaf and this was excellent!  I was raised on traditional beef, but I’m needing to watch my cholesterol and overall health.  The nutrition for this recipe is much healthier than my recipe.  I was pleasantly surprised at how moist the 99% lean turkey was and the flavor and texture of entire recipe was great.  This will be my new go to meatloaf recipe.  Thank you!

  167. If you freeze it, how long do you cook it and at what temperature?

  168. We make our meatloaf, my MIL’s recipe, with Quick Oats, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, S&P, Italian seasoning and raisins. We don’t measure either; just eyeball it. After cooking, we put a little ketchup on.

  169. I just made this last week .  It is very good.   Have made it just as recipe is written and and also with oregano instead of marjoram .  Served with mashed sweet potatoes and cucumber tomato salad .  Really good !  All of skinnytaste recipes are delicious!   

  170. I use cooked quinoa in place of bread crumbs. Win, win.

  171. Actually made this last week for the first time, followed recipe exactly, and it was just delicious. I had to double check WW points values because I couldn’t believe that it was only 3 points for a quarter. Glad to have found it. Yum.

  172. I use almond flour instead of bread crumbs when I make mine! Not sure if it will substitute equally. But if you are looking for a gluten free version, try almond flour. 

  173. Sooooo delicious and so easy to prepare.  

  174. I’m not a fan of ground meats but incorporate it because we’re TRYING to eat healthier (dieting) and one can only eat chicken breast for so many days in a row, haha. Turned out amazing!! Hubby even mentioned the meatloaf was good.. I texted him prior to making it saying “turkey meatloaf?” And his response was “…ok lol” with uncertainty. Once it was done & we sat down to eat, we both enjoyed it so much and he repeated after eating that it was really good. It turned out very moist (thank goodness!!). Paired it with your garlic mashed potato recipe and a mix of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Thank you for such a simple, yet delicious recipe. We have two children and spending a lot of time in the kitchen is hard. This dish needed minimal prep and cleanup. Will be making again. 

  175. How many freestyle points is this if we use 93%/7% turkey? 

  176. Today is the second time that my wife and I have made this and it’s absolutely delicious. However, we modified it slightly. Instead of ketchup, we substituted (2) Tbsp of mild salsa to mix with the Worchestershire sauce (and we didn’t use the extra 1/4 cup of ketchup or salsa).

    The first time we made it, we also added:
    (1) Tbsp of minced garlic to the onion saute
    (1/4) cup each of green and red pepper to the turkey mixture
    (1/4) cup of diced carrots (I forgot them in today’s batch but, aside from some color that the red pepper already provides – along with the taste – I doubt the carrots bring much to the recipe.

    The pepper really brighten the taste and neither the peppers nor the garlic disguise the distinctive aroma of the marjoram.

    Try this. I think you and your family will love it. And it makes a terrific sandwich when sliced cold.

    • Your additions sound great – I’m going to make the same (except no salsa), and will add spinach and mushrooms!

  177. The most tastiest turkey meatloaf I’ve ever made!!! I served this with mashed potatoes and creamy mushroom gravy.

  178. One of the best I have tried ! I wanted to lick the plate. I NEVER share recipes , but sent this one to my Mom, sister and bestie. I added garlic ( we LOVE garlic) shredded carrots and about a cup of fresh cut spinach.
    My hubby asked me to make it again very soon.

  179. I made this for the first time tonight and my husband loved it, and so did I. I served it with asparagus that I cooked in the oven .

  180. Gina you use 4 cups of crumbs?

  181. Turkey meatloaf is a favorite in our house! Growing up in the midwest, meatloaf was a staple, love this spin on it 🙂

  182. I saw this recipe and wanted to try it tonight but I have no bread crumbs, but on the side you have that you use 4 c whole wheat. Whole wheat what and why 4 cups? I think I might just cube up a couple of slices of bread and try that. Thanks and will get back on to let you know how it turned out.

  183. This recipe has been in our family’s dinner rotation forever! Even my five-year-old loves it (and she is super picky 🙂 To speed things up, because I’m usually running late, I roll the mixture into meatballs. I bake at 375 degrees for 10 min, flip them and spoon the sauce on top, then bake for another 5 to 10 min. Perfecto! For all the grain free folks, substituting almond meal or almond flour for the breadcrumbs comes out just as great 😉

    Thank you again, Gina! I’ve been meaning to leave you a review. My family loves all your recipes and have been following you for years!

  184. I’m excited to try this!
    Has anyone tried doubling the recipe and making it in a 9X11 Pyrex? I don’t have a loaf pan. 
    Also, would this change baking time?

  185. I have made this 6 times already.  I had to remove the onions and ketchup due to Reflux but it didn’t change the taste, as I substituted 2 teaspoons of whatever I had on hand: Soy Vey Orange sauce, and Sky Valley General Tso sauce…..both with low points.  I added shredded carrots and chopped apple for moisture as it was missing the onions and olive oil mixture. So excited with this recipe. Thanks for posting. I never would have found it if I was not on WW. Sorry I had to ‘rearrange.’ but trying to stay healthy and alive while living with Barretts. 🙂

  186. What can I use as a substitute for the bread crumbs?

  187. I mean 4 cups.

  188. Thank for this wonderful recipe!

    My husband loves spicy food so I replaced 1tbsp of the ketchup in the spread with Sriracha, and a tbsp of ketchup in the mix with Sriracha +added some Korean red pepper flakes into the mix.

    Loved it! Will be making this again in the near future!

  189. This meatloaf was AMAZING! My husband and I aren’t really meatloaf lovers and have been eating as healthy as possible. I was looking for recipes with ground turkey and stumbled on this one. This meatloaf was moist and delicious! It had us wanting to lick our plates! We both don’t like the texture of onions so I just subbed onion powder. I would give this 10 stars if I could!

  190. Really like this recipe. I substituted Italian seasoning for Marjoram (which I don’t have) and low sodium tomato sauce for ketchup. I also added about half cup finely diced celery. This is a recipe I will follow again and again.

  191. Can you make the mixture the night before and just keep in the fridge?

  192. Can I make the mixture the night before and refrigerate overnight to put in the oven the next day?

  193. Can this be made in the instapot? Any suggestions on Cook time, if so?

  194. I have been looking for a turkey meatloaf recipe that my family would like!
    Everyone loved this one. Such a great healthy meal to make on a work night!

  195. This meatloaf was delicious! Thanks for these meal plans. 

  196. Does anyone know where to find 99% fat free ground turkey in Canada?  The lowest extra lean grind I can find out of the 3 brands I’ve seen are 93% which adds 14 total points to this recipe.

  197. Yes!! By a ton!! They are smaller and need less cooking time… think cake verses cookies… an entire chicken verses chicken wings…

  198. Great easy dinner recipe. 

  199. FYI everyone, I was able to get this down to 2 SP per serving (per the WW recipe builder) by using Heinz No Sugar Added ketchup.

  200. This was delicious!  New favourite meatloaf. Even my picky kids liked it.  

  201. This recipe doesn’t feed my family of 4, they eat it all so fast. How would you double it ?

    • I double this every time I make it so I can freeze one, and have even quadrupled it. Just double every ingredient and split it into two loaves. No change in the cook time or temp.

  202. This has been my go to meatloaf recipe for years. In fact 99% of the meals Ive been cooking for the last 3 years maybe longer have been from Skinnytaste so thank you Gina! I’ve recently started a new lower carb diet, is there anything I can substitute the breadcrumbs for to decrease the carbs in this recipe?

  203. Okay, the night I made this I really did not like it. But I brought it for lunch the next day and omg, it’s delicious!  So, if you don’t like it, let it chill in the fridge a night and try it again. I’m glad I made a double batch and froze a loaf now! I paired it with the cream of asparagus soup from this site and it’s a great combo!

  204. Made this tonight! So good!! Even the kiddo loved it! I doubled the recipe so I can have leftovers! 

  205. This is so delicious! You will never miss the beef!

  206. This was sooooooo good that I was forced to make it for dinner AFTER making it for lunch … slightly seasoned with basil, oregano, chili powder and added minced mushrooms to the minced onion!! Huge hit, from now on it’s turkey loaf!!

  207. I make this at least once a week. It’s one of my family’s favorites!

  208. Hello, I never know how much salt to add when a recipe says “salt to taste”. How much salt do people typically add. Thank you

    • I typically use about a teaspoon for something like this. I’d use more if I were making something bigger, if that makes sense.

  209. Our entire family of five including ours kids 10, 13 and 16, enjoyed this tasty meatloaf! It was easy to prep and I already had all of the ingredients at home. I served it with mushrooms, peppers and broccoli and biscuits. 

  210. How much sugar is there per serving? It looks like it is missing from the nutritional information.

  211. On the WW app it says 3 freestyle points with the recipe builder…..smells heavenly! Thanks for all of your awesome recipes! 

  212. My husband and I love this recipe but was wondering if  this can be made in the instant pot? If so, how? 

  213. A winner! I love meatloaf and this one is terrific. I also add either grated zucchini or chopped mushrooms as you do in you burgers and in the stuffed rolled meatloaf. Seasonings are great. I add a bit of Penzey Bavarian dried herbs to this as well. Thank you for such great recipes.

  214. There are excellent idf you use either 85% or 93% fat ground turkey.  99^ is too lean and makes it practically inedible.

  215. This is a great recipe! My first time making meat loaf of any kind and I was pleasantly surprised. Easy, tasty and healthy

  216. I have made this recipe many times and we love it. I have someone that wants to try it but is allergic to soy and fish. Any ideas what can I use in place of the Worcestershire sauce?

  217. Just made this for dinner and had to come back here and comment how delicious this meatloaf really was!!! Not only was it delicious it was super easy to make and the cook time was perfect. Sooo sooo good! Thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe! 

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  219. Oh man does this sound good! I love adding Worcestershire sauce to the meatloaf topping. I loved reading everyone and appreciate the recipe key. ‘s can’t wait to try this next week..

  220. Really enjoyed this recipe.  I am an unusual person in that I like my turkey dishes, even roast turkey on the drier side, so when someone says, mmmm so moist, I know I won’t like it.  I used white ground turkey meat, did add some red pepper and carrots and my husband and I loved it.  Other than the vegetable additions, I followed exactly as written. I also cooked it a bit higher (375) because I had vegetables cooking that needed 400 degrees, so I averaged it.  It may have turned out less dry if I had cooked it on the recommended 350 degrees.  This will be my go to turkey meatloaf recipe.  Easy and tasty.

  221. Made this turkey meatloaf recipe for dinner tonight because everyone in the house is watching their weight. It is very good! Instead of pairing it with the suggested garlic potatoes I steamed some yellow squash, carrots, and baby spinach. This recipe is a definite keeper! Thank you ? 

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  223. My GF had my family over and made this. I have a 2.5 yr old & 9 month old twins. They all ate it and LOVED it! And my 2.5 yr old is a very picky toddler.
    Thank you for making not only healthier foods, but also very flavorful and kid friendly!
    I’ll be adding this to my rotation.

  224. Fantastic! Was not dry at all and very flavorful. Looking forward to trying many of your recipes!

  225. Hi Gina, Do I double everything if I used 2 pounds of ground turkey?

  226. Delicious 

  227. Hi Gina! Do you have a substitute for the ketchup in this recipe? I cannot eat tomatoes in any form but I know that this is an important element for binding. I would love any feedback or recommendations thank you. Janis

  228. Second time making this recipe. Just love it. I shared with a couple of friends and they love it as well. One friend her husband has her make it once a week. 

    Thank you for your wonderful recipe’s I have not made one that I did not like.

  229. I was skeptical of this recipe because it’s hard to make 99% lean turkey taste like much of anything, but it was great.  My husband who has thumbs downed several turkey meatloaves I have made really liked this one.

  230. The best turkey meatloaf recipe I have found!! I’ll look no further and make this forever!  

  231. This meatloaf easy quick and delicious
    A convient go to

  232. I added frozen chopped spinach and pureed carrots to get more veggies and it was awesome. I’ve made it multiple times since I found it, thank you for the recipe!

  233. This was great! I made it in my air fryer (375 for about 20 mins) and it came out amazing. 

    • IVE BEEN SEARCHIG THE COMMENT HOPING FOR THIS!!! Thank you!!!

    • I just did this at 370 for 20 mins and my meatloaf was at 85 degrees 🙁 maybe my air fryer is just meant for doing things like fries?? I have the power air fryer xl.

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  235. This came out great, very moist and tender and with wonderful flavor. Using marjoram was a good choice. I have always thought it enhances ‘meatiness’ and so I like to use it for meatballs. Never thought of it for meatloaf. Thanks for another terrific recipe!

  236. Yummy! Another great recipe. I just made sure to check when cooked with a meat thermometer to be sure I didn’t bake too long and thus would be dry. My anti turkey husband even ate it!

  237. I liked the density of this meatloaf and it makes a generous serving. Very tasty and easy to make. I actually had marjoram!!! 

  238. Made this meatloaf last night.  I substituted the onion and used shallot instead.  Love it and will continue to make this recipe again,

  239. I made this meatloaf for dinner last night. Even my picky eater husband liked it. I added shredded carrot to the onions for a bit more vegetable.

    I would definitely make this recipe again.

  240. Could you make this in the Instant pot? If so,How much time?

  241. This recipe is awesome! I have made it many times and it comes out perfect every time. I even made it into meatballs for a holiday appetizer and everyone loved them. This recipe is a keeper.

  242. Made this for dinner tonight and my husband and I both found it to be delicious. Served with garlic mashed potatoes.

  243. Made this for dinner 3 days ago. Fantastic flavor & husband approved. Just made another one just to freeze so it’s ready to grab & go on those busy days. 

  244. Made this last night and it was delicious! Very moist and full of flavour <3

  245. Good morning!  I absolutely LOVE all of your recipes and have started adding 2-3 new ones each week to my  dinner schedule!  Thank you!!  So i have not switched to the Freestyle yet and wanted to see if the SP points were still accurate for the older Smart Points program.  For instance, i will be making the Turkey Meatloaf this week which is listed as 3 SP per serving.  Is that with the Freestyle or still the regular SP program?  Hope this is making sense!! Just want to make sure i am calculating everything correctly!!  Thanks again and congrats on the Cooking Light!!

  246. This came out to 2 points with the new Freestyle program! 

  247. What rack of the oven do you put it on? Middle?

  248. Where is the sauce coming from? Ketchup goes in the meatloaf, right?

  249. I was really hoping this would come out to a 5SP dinner,
    Unfortuantly when plugging everything into the calculator, it comes to 10SP per serving. I use shadybrooks ground turkey. But even when I put 99% turkey it only makes it 9SP.
    🙁

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  251. Gina I made this in the instant pot last night and it turned out so great and moist! In the past whenever I baked a meatloaf in the oven. it inevitably became too dry so Im never going back !

    To do this I filled the pot with about a cup of water, placed the rack in it, and placed the meatloaf on parchment paper/foil and lowered that onto the rack. 35 mins manual high pressure, quick release. Perfection!

  252. It must drive you crazy when you give all of these great recipes to us for free and people still want to change it, question you and want a million substitutions!!
    Holy crap!

  253. Do you have any meat replacement vegetarian options for this?? 

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  255. Can this be mixed and prepped the night before and kept in the fridge?

  256. Has anyone tried using BBQ sauce instead of ketchup?

  257. Do you have a suggestion for an egg subsitute? My kids have egg allergies but I’d love to try this recpe. Eggs are also listed in seasoned bread crumbs as well. Thanks in advance.

    • Use plain breasdcrumbs, and while I have not tried it, I have heard that the liquid in the can of garbanzo beans can be used as an egg substitute. (aka Aquafaba)

  258. Anyone have a lot of water in the loaf pan once they took out of the oven? I did. 

  259. This was delicious!! I liked the size too, not too big. The only thing I changed was the spice bc I like it a little spicy, I added a little red pepper.

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  261. I added some sautéed mushrooms & spinach to the onions for veggie bulk and reduced sugar ketchup with 93% turkey.  Points stayed the same & flavor was great..  Thanks for the ideas in your recipes:)

  262. If I wanted to leave out the onions – would that make a difference in flavor? If so do you have a suggestion for a replacement? Thank you.

  263. Made this for lunch today – and even my kiddo ate it. Substituted red pepper for the onion and it turned out great. Awesome recipe – thanks!

  264. Hi Gina!
    Digging through the archives to find something delicious to make for dinner tonight- wanted to make this along with one of your baked fries recipes (either sweet potato or regular)- but with limited oven space. I was wondering if you think I could cook this at a higher temp for a shorter time- to accommodate for the 450 temp for fries?
    Would it dry out the loaf?

  265. I love this meatloaf! I’ve been making it along with lots of your other recipes for my family ever since I discovered your website years ago! So easy and healthy.  Since our baby and toddler are also eating it, I’d like to make 2 loaves at a time…question, will this change the cook time? Thanks!!

  266. I put this recipe into My Fitness Pal and it said it was 342 calories per serving.  Any reason why it would say that?

  267. Do you know the sugar nutritional info? The new WW program now calculates these to get the point value. 
    Calories:
    Saturated fat:
    Sugar:
    Protein:
    The points may still work out the same as you have above. 

    • I’ve already done the smart points using WW recipe builder, the only accurate way to calculate Smart Points as they exclude the vegetables which or now 0, all points are below the recipe.

  268. Can you substitue tomato sauce for ketchup?

  269. Hi. Hoping to make this tonight but don’t have marjoram. Is there another herb you would recommend using as a substitute?

  270. I make this recipe and added a cup and 1/2 of grated zucchini and the smart point went down a lot. I also lowered to 2tbs of bread crumbs and one egg white. It tastes delicious because I used this recipe as a base. 8 servings for 2 smart points a piece.

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  272. Would the cook time change if making in a muffin tin (8 even portions)?

  273. Made this tonight. Awesome! Moist and flavorful. Will definitely make again.

  274. Have you ever tried this with ground chicken?

  275. Do you think I could make this a freeze it? If so, would you freeze unbaked? 

  276. Gina, when I ran the recipe through the recipe builder it came out at 9 Smartpoints per serving, 4 servings. Everyone I know absolutely loves this recipe (and especially me) so I will continue to make it, but that’s a huge points difference. Can you clarify? Thanks!

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, that is why.

      • That’s exactly what I did, entered the recipe into the recipe builder, not the calculator. It came out 9 SmartPoints per serving. You state that it’s 5. I don’t know which number to trust and there’s a big discrepancy between yours and theirs.

      • Ok email me a snapshot of your recipe from recipe builder and I am happy to go over it with you.

      • Was the correct points value figured out? Is it still 5 SP for 1/4 of the pan?

      • I put this in the recipe builder and changed the turkey to 99% fat free and got it down to 6 SP… maybe that’s where the discrepancy is?

        I’m excited to try it!

      • To clarify – I had initially entered 97% fat free turkey. With 99% fat free it’s 6 SP according to my calcluator…

  277. Made this tonight! We LOVED it–delicious, moist and hubby said ‘that recipe is a keeper’!! Now he doesn’t know it was turkey, but it was delicious!

  278. should I use white onion or yellow onion?

  279. I was skeptical of turkey meatloaf in general because I’ve never enjoyed it in the past. I have to say this recipe is absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly, wonderfully moist and flavorful. New favorite

  280. I have always used oatmeal in place of breadcrumbs. Would it be OK to use them in this recipe also? It adds such a nice texture & a think it is healthier.

  281. Would you use ground white meat turkey or dark meat?

  282. this was amazing! So moist and flavorful! Made it this past weekend for 4 adults and everyone loved it. I added additional onions, and mushrooms (chopped finely in food processor) for additional flavor and moistness! It was delicious and will definitely be making it again in the near future!

  283. Serving size says 1/4 – do you have an ounce or gram equivalent instead as this is easier to actually measure?

  284. Made this dish today.  So delicious.  Followed it exactly,  with the exception I doubled it.  Served it with the garlic mashed potatoes.  Another fabulous skinnytaste recipe! 

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  286. I’m going to try this tonight but now I’m a little worried with someone elses comments about the SP’s being 8. I went to the calculator to find out for sure, but there is no saturated fat or sugar amount listed in the nutrition facts. Gina, are you including these numbers when you’re calculating SP’s? These are required nutrition facts for the SP calculation. Can you confirm?
    thanks so much

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher). So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why! Test it out for yourself!

  287. Great recipe! The best thing is that this recipe comes up on MyFitnessPal with everything worked out. It was easy to make, great to eat and easy to count on my daily calorie app!!!! Thank you Gina!!!!!

  288. I made this yesterday and we really enjoyed it. I didn’t do the garlic mashed potatoes but I’m going to next time. We love mashed potatoes but I usually serve sweet potatoes as I did yesterday. Still my family thought we should really try mashed potatoes next time. I did put 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce in the meatloaf mix (by accident). It was great. Oh, really loved the marjoram.

    Anyway, thanks for the great recipe. I love your site.

  289. This may seem like a dumb question but I want to make roasted cauliflower with this but for that the oven needs to be at 450. Should the meatloaf just cook for half the time at 450 or should I leave it at 350 and cook the cauliflower longer?

  290. Wow this was good! The only change I made was sub oregano for marjoram because I didn’t have marjoram. Hubs loved this too, and he’s not a big turkey fan. We both agreed it’s a definite one to make again and again. And the picky kids loved it too.
    This is my first time leaving a comment, but I’ve been making your recipes for the past 6 months or so. Not one has let me down!! I’ve lost 50 pounds and finally down to my pre-kids and wedding weight. 🙂 A huge part of that is due to your easy site, great nutritional info, and amazing recipes. You’re my first go to site when I need a healthy recipe. Just thought I’d share that to remind you that you make a difference. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  291. Can I omit the marjoram? Or replace it instead? Thanks 

  292. I love all your recipes, but dislike turkey! I replace all turkey meat with chicken.  Should I change any of this recipe when using chicken? Other wise I’m making chicken meatloaf today.

  293. Gina, would you consider updating this recipe now that companies are selling ground turkey in 1 lb packages, not 1.3 lbs? My husband and I love this recipe. It is a go-to in my repertoire.

  294. Very distraught! I plugged these ingredients into the WW calculator exactly as they're written and they come up to 8 smart pionts, not 5. Why????????

  295. how much is the sugar content?

  296. I have made this recipe lots of times and it is one of our favorites! My mom hates when I make "skinny" recipes because she thinks they are gross but she loves this one! Easy go to dinner.

  297. I love this recipe! Any ideas about how to freeze it, though? I am prepping meals and didn't know if I should freeze then cook, cook then freeze, or none of the above.

  298. I'm making it too and also wondering the smart points.

  299. Hello I'm making this tonight and wondering if anyone knows the smart points

  300. Love this recipe!!

  301. made this tonight and it was delicious!! thanks for another great recipe, gina! this is my go-to blog for recipes when I don't know what to make for dinner.

  302. Someone in my family has an egg allergy. Is there a substitute I could use for the egg?

  303. I love this recipe and so does my picky husband. Its a regular at our house 🙂

  304. Made this again last night. Threw a sunny side egg on top of a slice before work.
    I love this dish.

  305. This is now part of the weekly rotation!! Thank you Skinny Taste!!!

  306. Can you substitute ground beef for the turkey?

  307. Yummy! I don't like ketchup. Can tomato paste be a substitute?

  308. I love this recipe, my picky husband loves it too! Its so easy and tasty <3

  309. I love reading and trying your recipes!
    Just a quick question, i have just been diagnosed with wheat dependant anaphylaxis.
    What alternative could I use for the bread crumbs!

  310. We made this tonight for the first time. It was delicious.

  311. My first time making meatloaf and it was a huge success thanks to this wonderful recipe. The meatloaf was moist, full of flavor (I added a bit of Italian seasoning since my breadcrumbs were plain) and super easy to make. I was impressed by how well it held together (I think using the food processor to mince the onions helped) and the nutrition facts. It's a keeper in our house for sure.

  312. Made this for a quick dinner last night. My girlfriend and I absolutely LOVED it! Moist, flavorful and a little crunchy on the top. Steamed some asparagus on the side. Another winner!

  313. Just wanted to let you know the "print friendly" link for this recipe is NOT print friendly. I hit print and out popped about seven pages worth of comments and no recipe. Just FYI!

  314. Hi Gina. I was just wondering what size pan you used for this 🙂 just want to make sure I get the nutrition the same per slice!

  315. I was hesitant to try a new turkey meatloaf recipe since I already have one that's a family favorite, but makes enough for an army even though I always half the recipe – plus it's labor intensive. Anyway decided to make Gina's recipe last night & oh so glad I did! This was amazing, so tasty and easy to prepare, the family loved it too. I didn't have marjoram so I substituted with a teaspoon of dried oregano. This is definitely my new go-to turkey meatloaf recipe!!

  316. This is so delicious. I am making again tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  317. I love your recipes… but I have a problem with whole wheat and white bread… what can I substitute for the bread crumbs?

  318. Just made this….omg, so yummy! Had to have seconds. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  319. I've made this recipe several times already. Even my husband says it rivals his mother's meatloaf if you can believe that. I tweaked it a bit: replaced the Worcestershire with A-1 and I added bell peppers to the onions. It might be the A-1 sauce that bribes the husband, but hey – he eats it all up 🙂

  320. I tweaked it a bit. No onion, but I put in a clove of garlic. No marjorum or worcestershire, but I did add a bit of soy sauce, a tiny bit of mustard and basil. I don't know if that sounds strange, but it smells great. It's in the oven as we speak.

  321. I'd love it if you could adapt this recipe for the crock pot? Seems like it would be even easier…

  322. Just made this today during my baby's naptime. I used an adapted recipe from a blog post I read from Andee at The Honeybee. I used oats instead of breadcrumbs and baked it in a muffin tin. It cooked faster because the portions were smaller. My 13-month old daughter, my husband, and I all devoured it! Thank you so much for such a great recipe!

  323. Can you make this without breadcrumbs? As in none at all? I'm trying to reduce my carbs as much as possible. Just wondering if it is possible to make it with all the ingredients leaving out the breadcrumbs.

  324. I have to admit I love meatloaf (beef) but think I might just have to give this a try as it would be much healthier. Pinning it to try! Thanks!

  325. Just made this tonight. It was my first time ever having meatloaf and it is so delicious! Since the serving size is 1/4 loaf I just went ahead and used a mini loaf pan to make 4 personal-sized meatloaves 🙂 I think I want to try subbing the ketchup for bbq sauce next time. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  326. This was delicious! Thank you.

  327. My whole family loved this meatloaf and it was so easy to prepare. I will be making this a lot! thanks

  328. This is probably the fourth time I have made this. I don't really even like meatloaf and I LOVE THIS!! Thanks for a great and EASY recipe!!

  329. This is such a great dish on a busy weeknight…sometimes I prepare it the night before and throw it in after work! Gina, I make one of your recipes almost nightly. I prepared a whole dinner for family from apps to desserts a few weeks ago, and no one knew they were eating healthier because everything tastes so great! I can't thank you enough for your hard work. You've made it easy for literally thousands of us to eat healthy and feed our families well. I cannot wait to buy your book!

  330. Sooooo good! I was skeptical this would be dry with 99% ff turkey. But it was delicious. I did add some porcini mushrooms to the saute and used thyme instead of marjorum. Also added a splash of unsweetened almond milk . My husband even liked it. As his initial response to meatloaf was 'ill make something else' he ate his words.

  331. Question: if you substitute oatmeal for bread crumbs, would you use 1/2 cups of oats???
    Georgianne

  332. Ok im makeing this 1 today. A quick meal yes

  333. I used oats instead of bread crumbs as a few people suggested but I also used salsa instead of ketchup – fewer calories, more nutrients, and less sugar.

  334. Hi Gina!
    I want to make this tonight but I don't want to use breadcrumbs. What do you suggest as a substitute? Ålmond, buckwheat or coconut flour?

  335. What if you don't have Majoram

  336. This sounds so delicious. Thanks for including WW points with it. 🙂

  337. Love this meatloaf. I want to freeze some so would I cook it & then freeze or can you just put it together, freeze & cook later?

  338. When you say 4c whole wheat bread crumbs do you mean 4 cups?

  339. My husband and I love your turkey meatloaf– the only thing we change is to swap BBQ for the katsup, and add diced green bell pepper. I also add oats in addition to breadcrumbs because it helps it bind together better. Thanks Gina!

  340. I'm making this tonight for dinner, my family LOVES turkey meatloaf and I love 1/2 the fat. Another trick is a diced up Mcintosh apple for a bit MORE moistness without the calories.

  341. I prefer BBQ and oats. But really, it's the BBQ sauce that cuts down on the "gamey" tasted of the turkey. I also recently say a recommendation to bake them in muffin cups to regulate serving size- which I 'll do next time! Happy Cooking!

  342. The turkey mini loaves you have on your site uses 1/2 cup of oatmeal. Everything else is exactly the same. Could they be interchanged? Like the oatmeal be used for the big one or bread crumbs used for the petites?

  343. I'm an African American mom and I never thought this would taste sooo good. It was super moist! I doubled the recipe and my children wanted even more of it. I'm loving this website. This will definitely be in my rotation for this winter

  344. Loved this!!! I will never use ground beef in my meatloaf again! Very hard to believe something so yummy is low cal! Thanks for the great recipe!

  345. I made this tonight and it was awesome!
    Only change I made was adding a shredded carrot and half of a shredded zucchini to saute with the onions.
    Gina – On Weight Watchers and each day I make one of your amazing recipes. Asian Meatballs, Skinny Eggplant Rollatini, Skinny Mac and Cheese (Added cooked chicken and made it a main course)….the list goes on.
    Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!!
    Linda

  346. Hi Gina! Do you have the slow cooker version of this recipe? Thanks

  347. This turkey meat loaf is TERRIFIC! My family loved it!

  348. I've made this so many times! So delicious!!

  349. This was excellent!!

  350. I make this about twice a month! It's a hit in our household. I like to top with siracha. Or I turned a slice into a burger with english muffin buns…mmmm

  351. I HATE ground turkey – but I decided to give this a try and I'm SO glad I did!!! This is fantastic! It will be a regular meal for us from now on. Thank you!!

  352. So I am trying to cut out most carbs (because im crazy). Do you think this recipe would still hold up with out the bread crumbs?

  353. I made this tonight & it was delish!!!! My kids tore it up!! I didn't bother to tell them it was turkey. I will probably never go back to using ground beef. Very very good. No leftovers!

  354. My life revolves around Skinnytaste now! Whether with the slow cooker or recipes like this, it has made my New Year's resolution of cooking at home way more fun and easy! I haven't given up on the resolution yet and I am only more inclined to cook more and more everyday as the year progresses!

    I made this Turkey Meatloaf last night for dinner and it was delicious! My husband was somewhat skeptical about the turkey aspect, but he was happily surprised once he tried it! As always, thanks for your awesome skinny recipes!

  355. Made this last night and it's delicious!! Used Panko breadcrumbs and some extra herbs/spices to make up for the seasoned italian breadcrumbs. Came out super-moist and delicious! So happy that this was my first try at meatloaf because it it amazing.

  356. I wonder if this would work with ground chicken?! I'm living in Japan and turkey is basically impossible to find in any shape or form! It looks delicious though and I'd love to try it!! Thank you 🙂

  357. This looks wonderful! Can it be cooked in a crockpot so we come home after work to a hot meal?

  358. I made this 3 times already and everybody loves it!! Since we are super busy with two little boys, work etc I usually double or even triple the recipie so I can't go off of the 1/4 of a serving. I was wondering do you know how many kcal does it have per ounce? Or 4oz as a servign size? I would really appreciate an answer 🙂
    Thanks!

  359. Made this last night and added chopped zucchini, green, yellow, and red peppers. I accidentally left out the 1/4c of ketchup but it was still delicious and very moist. Major hit with the hubby!!

  360. Delicious! I made a few changes that did not impact the point value. Instead of a 1/2 cup of bread crumbs I used a 1/2 cup of Quick Oats. I also cooked some onion, celery and carrots (1/2 cup of each, it cooks down to about a cup of vegetables) and I add them to the meatloaf when they're cool. Definitely a keeper!

  361. Very VERY good Meatloaf. I added green peppers, a little bbq sauce, and a ts of crushed red pepper for some kick.

    super moist!

  362. LOVE this meatloaf! It's sooo delicious, dare I say I love it more than my mothers…don't tell her I said that as she makes a mean meatloaf to begin with! This is great to make on a Sunday as it provides me lunch all week. All I do is add some quinoa and a salad/veggie together each day, I'm good to go 🙂

  363. I Love this meatloaf, it is the first turkey meatloaf that I have found that's tasty!
    I made a wonderful meatloaf sandwich/panini with the leftovers today, using Trader Joe's Lavash bread, a bit of lowfat cheddar cheese and grilled on my panini press. The sandwich is worth making that meatloaf every week!!
    Thank you so much,
    Paula

  364. Great dinner!! Can't even tell its a healthy dish because there is so much flavor to it! Thanks

  365. I'm thinking this was 1 1/3 pounds of turkey… not 1- 3 pound thing… I hope mine turns out ok, I just split it into two loaves because it was so much… but now I'm realizing I didn't double anything else. Shoot. That was a bone-headed move.

  366. So pleased with how this turned out. I had tried to simply alter my old beef meatloaf into turkey meatloaf, but it was a dismal attempt. This recipe was flavorful and moist. Yay!

  367. It's meatloaf. Its going to be difficult to make it meatless.

  368. I am looking for a Meatless version of this.. Any helpful hints on how the go about that?