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best turkey meatloaf ever

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Nickole Smith-Palacios
New York, NY

My family lives for this meatloaf. They eat it all up every time. Super moist and easy to toss together, it's a mommy fave.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We were excited to try this healthier meatloaf using ground turkey instead of beef. It was moist and flavorful, with gooey cheese for a touch of decadence. Rice adds bulk and texture to the meatloaf, while Worcestershire sauce gives it a tangy kick. Satisfying and filling, your whole crew will enjoy this turkey meatloaf.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For best turkey meatloaf ever

  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 6 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown rice, cooked
  • 2 lg
  • 4 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 16 oz
    shredded cheese, your preference

How To Make best turkey meatloaf ever

  • Onion and garlic cooked in melted butter.
    Melt butter in a skillet. Cook onion and garlic in melted butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
  • Turkey, rice, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
    While the onion mixture sits, combine turkey, rice, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Onions and cheese added to the turkey.
    Add in the onion mixture and most of the cheese (reserve some for topping).
  • Turkey mixture formed into a log with a well in the center.
    Place meatloaf into your pan. Shape it into an oblong form with your hands. Then working lengthwise, form a well in the top with your hand.
  • Shredded cheese added to the well.
    Top with remaining cheese and cover with foil.
  • Meatloaf covered in foil and baking.
    Bake in a 350-degree oven until done (about 1 hr 30 mins depending on your oven).
  • Foil removed to brown the cheese.
    If you prefer your cheese slightly brown, like we do, remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking.