Best Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf Sandwich

Looking for a healthy version of everyone's favorite comfort food? Try this recipe for turkey meatloaf, which is delicious on its own or served in between bread for a sandwich. Panko breadcrumbs add texture and sage, parsley, and Dijon mustard add flavor.


  • cups panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 3 pounds lean (7 percent) ground turkey, preferably organic

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt

  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage

  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  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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