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A sliced turkey meatloaf topped with ketchup and chopped parsley.

Turkey Meatloaf

This recipe for turkey meatloaf is ground turkey mixed with breadcrumbs and seasonings, then topped with ketchup and baked to perfection. A lighter version of meatloaf that's just as juicy and flavorful as the original!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 266kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground turkey 93% lean
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.
  • Place the garlic and onion mixture in a large bowl along with the ground turkey, thyme, salt, pepper, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, eggs and breadcrumbs. Stir well to combine.
  • Place the turkey mixture on the sheet pan and shape into a loaf. Spread the ketchup over the loaf.
  • Bake for one hour or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the meat loaf registers 160 degrees F.
  • Let the meatloaf rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle parsley over the top. Slice, then serve.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.2mg