Oven Baked Turkey Meatloaf

Oven Baked Turkey Meatloaf

This recipe takes the wholesome goodness of ground turkey and elevates it to new heights, creating a flavorful and comforting dish that will have your taste buds dancing.

At the heart of this creation is 2 pounds of lean ground turkey, a canvas ready to absorb a symphony of flavors. As we dive into the process, you’ll witness the marriage of ingredients like breadcrumbs, a single egg, and a touch of half n half, working together to create a meatloaf that’s not only moist and tender but also full of delightful textures.

The flavor journey continues with the aromatic dance of onions, garlic, and a medley of herbs including thyme and sage. A dash of mustard powder, black pepper, and a hint of cayenne pepper add layers of depth, creating a profile that’s both savory and subtly spicy.

But what truly sets this meatloaf apart is the tangy glaze that will grace its surface. A magical blend of tomato paste, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard will be brushed on top, creating a caramelized finish that’s both sweet and tangy. It’s the crowning glory that takes this meatloaf from ordinary to extraordinary.

As this delectable creation bakes in the oven, the tantalizing aroma will fill your kitchen, building anticipation for the flavorful experience to come. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or looking to impress guests, our Oven-Baked Turkey Meatloaf with Tangy Glaze is a delicious journey that promises satisfaction in every bite.


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup half n half
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Glaze Topping

  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard

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First dice and sauté the onion on medium heat with a splash of cooking oil. Cook for a few minutes then add the minced garlic and cook for one more minute.

In a large mixing bowl, add the egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce and dry seasonings. Whisk this mixture together then add the turkey, onions, garlic and breadcrumbs. Thoroughly mix together these ingredients for 1 to 2 minutes.

For the glaze sauce, combine in a small bowl the tomato paste, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and dijon mustard. Whisk together the ingredients thoroughly. Set aside 1/4 of the glaze in a small container for later as there will be enough for extra on the side.

Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a cookie sheet. Transfer the turkey mixture to the center of the cookie sheet and form it by hand into a bread loaf shape. Next generously brush on the glaze sauce on all surfaces of the meat loaf.

Bake the meatloaf at 365 F for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches between 162 F – 165 F. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

After cooling, slice into 1 inch portions. Serve with the set aside glaze sauce if desired.

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