Comfort, nostalgia, and the classic American are all summed up in this turkey meatloaf! Unlike the dense door stoppers you might have had in the past, this loaf is moist and tender, thanks to sautéed mushrooms and milk-soaked bread crumbs in the meat mixture. Be sure to mix the ingredients just until combined, then form the loaf without packing it down. This will also keep it from becoming too dense. For those who think never has enough ketchup glaze, we agree! This recipe doubles down, with enough sauce to coat the meatloaf and be served alongside. Make this meatloaf whenever your family craves
What's the secret to moist turkey meatloaf?
Ground turkey is quite lean, so it needs a little extra help to stay moist and tender in a meatloaf. The secret to a moist, tender meatloaf is to add milk-soaked bread crumbs to the meat mixture (many meatball recipes do the same). Sautéed mushrooms also add moisture and lots of great flavor.
What to serve with turkey meatloaf?
Give turkey meatloaf the old-school diner treatment by serving with and a side of or . A would also be delicious.
Should I cover my meatloaf while it's baking?
Bake this meatloaf uncovered so the ketchup-based sauce on top can caramelize and concentrate in flavor. (Don't worry, there is plenty more sauce to serve on the side!)1/2 c.
whole milk1/2 c.
panko breadcrumbs1 tbsp.
yellow onion, finely chopped2
cloves garlic, finely chopped4 oz.
white button mushrooms, very finely chopped2 lb.
ground turkey1/4 c.
grated parmesan cheese1 tbsp.
Worcestershire sauce1 1/2 tsp.
seasoned salt1/2 tsp.
ground black pepper1/4 c.
finely chopped flat-leafed parsley2
large eggs, lightly beaten
Nonstick cooking spray
Mashed potatoes, for serving, optional
Green beans, for serving, optional
brown sugar1 tsp.
dry mustard1 1/2 tbsp.
Worcestershire sauceStep 1 Preheat the oven to 400°. Combine the milk and panko breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Set aside for 15 minutes. Step 2 Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, then the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and mushrooms. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the moisture from the mushrooms has evaporated. Transfer to a large plate and let cool slightly. Step 3 Place the ground turkey, parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, black pepper, parsley, and onion mixture in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the eggs and panko mixture.