Ina Garten Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

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Ina Garten's Turkey Meatloaf recipe creates a lighter meal that's full of flavor. Delicious served hot or cold.

Making meatloaf with turkey instead of ground beef is a great way to cut down on fat, whilst still enjoying plenty of flavor. This recipe gives a nice juicy meatloaf that the whole family will enjoy!

A Great Make-Ahead Meal

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that's really easy to make in advance, which is a great time-saver on those days where there's just not enough time to cook.
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If you want to make ahead for the next day, then you can store the uncooked meatloaf mixture in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
If you decide to freeze the mixture for future use, here's the best way to do it...
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  • Place a few sheets of foil on top of a baking sheet.
  • Place the meatloaf mixture on top of the foil and form it into a loaf shape. Don't put the ketchup on yet - this is best done when you're ready to bake it.
  • Put the baking sheet into the freezer until the meat hardens.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Wrap the foil around the meat and put it into a freezer bag for storage.
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The mixture will keep well in the freezer for up to one month. Take it out the day before you're ready to cook it and thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.

Wonderful Served Hot or Cold

We all know just how tasty meatloaf is with its classic accompaniment of mashed potato, but it's pretty good served cold, too!
It's amazing in a sandwich with a nice slice of sweet onion and plenty of ketchup!
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You can even use it to make a tasty bruschetta - just cut it thin, place it on sliced baguettes and top with tomatoes, garlic, basil, and parsley. 

Love this recipe? Try it alongside these Barefoot Contessa deviled eggs for an iconic Ina Garten pairing.

Ina Garten Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

      8 Servings


  • 3 cups Yellow Onion, chopped (2 large onions)
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme, (1/2 tsp dried)
  • 3/10 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tomato Paste
  • 5 pounds Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups Dry Bread Crumbs
  • 3 Extra Large Eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup Ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a medium saute pan, over medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until translucent, but not browned, approximately 15 minutes.
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture in a large bowl.
  5. Mix well and shape into a rectangular loaf on an ungreased sheet pan. Spread the ketchup evenly on top.
  6. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. and the meatloaf is cooked through. (A pan of hot water in the oven under the meatloaf will keep the top from cracking.)
  7. Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold in a sandwich.
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Author: The Editors at Food Fanatic
Source: Ina Garten
Recipe Yields: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 105 minutes
Total Time: 130 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 231
Calories 597

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 1103mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 7g
Protein 55g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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