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Easy Turkey Meatloaf

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6
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This easy turkey meatloaf with a ketchup-mustard glaze is sure to become a family weeknight favorite.
Updated Nov 10, 2023
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What is Turkey Meatloaf?

Made with ground turkey, our easy turkey meatloaf uses Italian-style bread crumbs and a few seasonings to flavor and bind the meat together. It’s topped with a savory sauce blend and baked in a loaf pan to hold its shape.

How Do I Prevent Easy Turkey Meatloaf from Being Mushy?

For the best turkey meatloaf, be sure you’re using ground turkey breast rather than ground turkey. Ground turkey breast is leaner than ground turkey, which will prevent any mushiness

Will Turkey Meatloaf be Bland?

Our easy turkey meatloaf gets its flavor from Italian-style bread crumbs, in addition to ketchup, Worcestershire, garlic and mustard. It’s our basic recipe. If you like a more highly seasoned recipe, try sweet and salsa meatloaf

How Do I Serve Easy Turkey Meatloaf?

Letting the baked meatloaf stand for 5 minutes after baking, helps it set up so that you can easily remove it from the pan, using a pancake turner. For an easy meal, serve this classic comfort food with mashed potatoes and cooked carrots.


  • 20 oz ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix ground turkey, 1/2 cup of the ketchup, the bread crumbs, 2 teaspoons of the Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the garlic and egg. Evenly spread mixture in ungreased 8x4- or 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup ketchup, remaining 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and the mustard; spread evenly over top of meatloaf.
  • 3
    Bake uncovered 55 to 60 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads at least 165°F. Let stand 5 minutes.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Progresso™ plain bread crumbs can be substituted for the Italian bread crumbs.
  • tip 2
    Try 1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce or chili sauce, for the ketchup-mustard mixture, for a delicious change-up.
  • tip 3
    If you love onions in your meatloaf, feel free to add 1/2 cup finely chopped onions with the breadcrumbs.
  • tip 4
    To make it extra easy to cut meatloaf slices, line your pan with foil before adding the meatloaf mixture. Turn the pan upside down and smooth a large enough piece of foil over the bottom and sides of the pan with about 2 inches of extra foil on either side. Remove the foil; turn the pan right-side up. Place the foil in the pan. After cooling the meatloaf 5 minutes, lift the meatloaf using the extra foil on each side to a cutting board, Push the meatloaf off the foil with a pancake turner before cutting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any ground turkey for Easy Turkey Meatloaf?

Ground breast meat is leaner that regular ground turkey and so it’s the preferred choice for the best turkey meatloaf texture and flavor.

What can I serve with turkey meatloaf?

This easy turkey meatloaf can be served with just about any vegetable and potato. Try baked potatoes and green beans or refrigerated mashed potatoes and a side salad.

How can I make a taller turkey meatloaf?

Use an 8x4-inch pan, rather than a 9x5. The narrower width of the 8x4 pan makes a taller, skinner turkey meatloaf.

Nutrition Information

200 Calories, 3 1/2g Total Fat, 25g Protein, 18g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
3 1/2g
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Meatloaf is a great dinner to make when you want to cook once but eat twice! (We love how the flavor develops while the leftovers are in the fridge.) Enjoy it by itself the first night and then use the leftovers for sandwiches 1 or 2 days later. Try our highly-ranked best beef meatloaf or pizza meatloaf, next time you want to change it up.
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