Best Turkey Meatloaf

This heart-healthy recipe for turkey meatloaf, courtesy of Dr. Brent Ridge, is used to make both Martha's and Kathleen Turner's turkey meatloaf sandwiches.

  • Servings: 6
Best Turkey Meatloaf

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2008

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 pounds lean (7 percent) ground turkey, preferably organic
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place panko and milk in a large bowl; stir until well combined. Let stand 5 minutes.

  3. Add turkey, onions, eggs, 1/4 cup ketchup, parsley, mustard, salt, sage, and pepper to breadcrumb mixture. Gently mix until well combined. Transfer mixture to a 9 3/4-inch-by-5 3/4-inch loaf pan. Brush top with remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup.

  4. Transfer meatloaf to oven and bake, draining any accumulated juices as necessary, until it reaches 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours. Serve immediately or use to prepare sandwiches.

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