Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

For Valentine's Day dinner I decided it would be fun to make a heart shaped meatloaf dish to tie into the days theme. I searched and searched for a perfect recipe using turkey and I was not fond of any. I decided to throw together my own recipe after discovering what the base of the meatloaf needed to be. Here is the recipe I had in the end:

Turkey Meatloaf

1.5 cups onions chopped
1/2 TBSP minced garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp salt divided
1/2 tsp black pepper divided
1.5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup ketchup divided
1 cup fine bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 large egg white lightly beaten
1.5 pounds ground turkey

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
In a skillet warm the oil and cook the onions and garlic until onions are soft, about 2 minutes. 
Add shredded carrots and cook another 2 minutes.
Add 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, Worcestershire sauce, parsley and 3 tablespoons Ketchup.
Pour vegetable mixture into a large bowl to cool.
In a small bowl stir together bread crumbs, milk and eggs (including the single egg white) then add to vegetables.
Add turkey, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and mix well with your hands until all ingredients are incorporated.
Grease a pan well and add mixture. I used a heart shaped cake pan or you can use loaf pans, glass 13x9 pans and form them into a loaf shape.
Brush loaf with remaining ketchup.
Bake in oven for 50 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the loaf reaches 170 degrees.

Our completed Valentine's Day Dinner
Scalloped Potatoes, salad and meatloaf.
And for dessert a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie made into a cookie sundae. 

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  1. Hi Nichole,
    I love that you put carrots in this. That is such a creative way to add veggies to something that kids might eat. The best part is that these are all ingredients that I would have in my pantry.
    I wanted to congratulate you on being our FEATURED READ! Thank you for linking up with us on the Thumping Thursdays Blog Hop. I was glad to see you. Thank you also for posting our badge on your blog. {We have a new badge if you don't mind updating it.} I know that you are a follower of our blogs and that's all we request of fellow hoppers.


    1. Thank you :) I love adding carrots because it gives it a great flavor! That is so awesome that I am the featured read, thank you so much for letting me know and of course hosting such an awesome party!

  2. Hi Nichole,

    I have never thought of baking meatloaf in a heart shaped pan and this looks so "sweet" :D


    1. My Mom passed that idea down to me :) She always made things fun shaped like that for the holidays :)

  3. Awesome recipe, thanks for sharing!

    Am a new follower from thursday's blog hop. hope you can visit and follow :)

    1. Thank you :) New follower of yours and byt I love your bow holder.. Super cute!


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