Serves a Crowd

Rosemary Turkey Meatloaf

November 14, 2011
2 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

A version of my mother's recipe, read the full blog post at Spork Me —sporkme

What You'll Need
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 oz. can pureed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C / 375F.
  2. Mix the turkey, bread crumbs, rosemary, eggs, and season with salt and pepper. Press into a bread loaf pan.
  3. Whisk the remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and put on top of the meat.
  4. Poke a few holes in the turkey with a knife so the sauce will seep in, cover in foil and bake until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F, about an hour and a half.

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9 Reviews

LULULAND May 7, 2020
Made this tonight, came out great, very good. Did change a few things though; used 1 lb. ground turkey breast and 1 lb. mild Italian sausage, 2 garlic cloves minced and 1/2 of a small yellow onion diced, only 1/2 the Rosemary (fresh picked from the yard), only had unseasoned Panko, so added about a tbs. of dried Italian seasoning. Cooked in a 9x11 glass roasting pan and added carrots and wedged potatoes half way through, uncovered everything for the second half. We seasoned the carrots and potatoes in a freezer bag with EVOO, salt, pepper, and the other half of the rosemary before we added them to the dish.
John S. March 18, 2017
Great dish, I made this last week and it was spectacular. Lasted the week for lunch. I followed the recipe and added two minced garlic cloves. I will make this again.
Pensawjones May 6, 2015
My husband made this for dinner last night and we all thought there was way too much Rosemary. The Rosemary so dominated the dish that frankly we threw out the remains.
mikaela January 23, 2014
Additionally included chopped garlic, shallots, spinach & mushroom, and let the broiler caramelize the tangy sauced edges in the last few minutes. Wonderful!
AnnieHynes March 10, 2012
Soooooo loved this meatloaf! Perfect midweek dish, easy and oh so good. Thanks for sharing!
AnnieHynes March 5, 2012
You will find the eggs (2) listed in the full recipe :)
NM E. March 5, 2012
After a weekend of on-the-road food, our mouths are watering! One question ... what type of turkey? White only? Dark? Mixed?
Lynn D. March 5, 2012
There are no eggs in the list of ingredients?
AntoniaJames March 5, 2012
How many eggs do you use? It's mentioned in the instructions but not in the ingredient list. Thank you. ;o)