Everyone needs an easy turkey meatloaf recipe. Emeril shared his ketchup-topped version with Martha. It comes from his book, " Emeril 20-40-60."


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr
Serves 4 to 6


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees with rack positioned in center of oven.

  • Place turkey in a large bowl. Add onion, bell pepper, breadcrumbs, celery, egg, 1 tablespoon ketchup, garlic, Essence, salt, and pepper. Gently mix until ingredients are well combined. Transfer turkey mixture to a 1-pound loaf pan; form into a domed loaf shape.

  • Place remaining ketchup in a small bowl; stir in hot sauce. Spoon ketchup mixture evenly over meatloaf, spreading with the back of a spoon.

  • Bake until meatloaf is browned on top, cooked through, and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165 degrees, 45 to 50 minutes.

  • Remove pan from oven and let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before serving.

Reviews (7)

136 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 40
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
I adjusted some of the ingredients to make it more to our liking. 1/2 cup each of red & green bell peppers, twice the amount of celery, no salt as the creole seasoning I use has salt in it, extra fresh ground black pepper. Less hot sauce. Same amount of onion.
Rating: 5 stars
This was a huge hit with my family, I added some carrots and some seasonings from my garden and made turkey meatloaf muffins. My husband said this was in his top five favorite home cooked dinners.
Rating: Unrated
This was DELICIOUS!!! My family's new fave meatloaf. Next time I'll make two batches, they ate it all. FAST.
Rating: Unrated
Yes, a previous version of this recipe contained an error. The correct measurement is 1/2 cup unseasoned dried bread crumbs. - Eric, marthasteawart.com
Rating: Unrated
I watched the show today and they used 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
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Yes, please clarify the bread crumb measurement.
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The recipe says "1/2 gallon bread crumbs"...shouldn't it be 1/2 cup??