If you like meatloaf, a quintessential comfort food, you'll love this leaner version made with ground turkey.



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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with rack in center. Place bread and sage leaves in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to form fine crumbs. Transfer to a medium bowl, and add ground turkey.

  • Place onion and celery in bowl of food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add to turkey mixture, using hands to combine. Add thyme, whole egg, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, mustard, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire, and salt; season with pepper. Combine well. Place in a 9-by-5-by-2 1/2-inch nonstick loaf pan.

  • In a small bowl, combine egg white with remaining tablespoon tomato paste and 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire, whisking with a fork until smooth. Spoon mixture over meatloaf; spread to coat evenly.

  • Transfer pan to oven; place a baking sheet on lower rack to catch drippings. Cook until a meat thermometer inserted in center of meatloaf registers 180 degrees, about 1 1/4 hours. Remove from oven; let rest 15 minutes covered with foil.

  • To serve, cut meatloaf into 12 slices, and divide evenly among six serving plates. Serve immediately with mashed potatoes and hot gravy.

Reviews (9)

76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
We really enjoyed this. Didn't even make the gravy. Used mini pretzel bread loaves (whole foods) instead of sliced bread. I think that it added a nice extra layer of flavor. Will definitely make again.
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First made this when the recipe came out in my January '04 magazine and have been making it in our rotation ever since. it is delicious and my little kids as well as dinner guests all rave about the flavor! WOrks well for moni loaves and cups as well. I have also frozen this with success.
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Delicious! Tasted and looked just like regular meatloaf (not at all like it looks in the picture); I also ended up needing to cook it for only 1 hour, so make sure to check time carefully. Goes well alone or with gravy, but my family prefers it with tomato sauce.
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This recipe was delicious! Very moist.
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Yum! Very much like the mix of flavors in this meatloaf.
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Excellent. I used a combination of ground white and dark meat. It was moist and delicious.
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This turned out really well. It was very moist. I only used a pound of ground turkey and it still turned out great.
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Delicious- for turkey meatloaf. Very flavorful, not dry and not too heavy. The top coating doesn't add much to the turkey so I would probably skip it next time.
Rating: Unrated
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