Cranberry Turkey Loaf Recipe
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Cranberry Turkey Loaf Recipe

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This is a delightful alternative to traditional meat loaf. It's very moist, and the cranberry sauce gives it a tasty twist.—Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup herb-seasoned stuffing mix, crushed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 349 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mix, egg, 1/4 cup cranberry sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  2. Pat into an ungreased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°.
  3. Heat remaining cranberry sauce in a microwave on high for 1 minute or until heated through. Slice turkey loaf; serve with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Turkey Loaf in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p13

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ndh823 User ID: 6678148 30711
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"Hmm...too bad several people did not care for this. I have made it several times and think it's great! It's SO easy, and always comes out moist and flavorful. Definitely serve it with the extra cranberry sauce on top, and make sure you use whole berry cranberry sauce (not jellied) or you may get a weird consistency in the end. I haven't made it lately, and it's possible that one time I used seasoned bread crumbs in place of the stuffing mix since I don't always have stuffing mix on hand. Serve with mashed potatoes and a green veggie. :)"

Michell408 User ID: 1234062 50896
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"I couldn't stand the fine texture of the turkey meat and the loaf just fell apart. Not tasty to me, but I prefer ground beef."

pinksuitcases User ID: 630663 48981
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"I was expecting to taste Thanksgiving in this meatloaf, but it was really just bland basically. However, it does hold together well...which most of my meatloaves don't do. Will make again, because it was easy...but not that often. Ha ha."

redfaery77 User ID: 5780822 24464
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"This was very good, my older kids liked it, but the baby...not so much."

kiviex User ID: 1334413 30537
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"So simple and so tasty!"

TessaMB User ID: 6083350 83393
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"okay. Not too exciting."

NJ_mommy_1 User ID: 3034114 60910
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"This was a good recipe. I used stove stop chicken reduced sodium stuffing because our family is on a reduced sodium diet. Even my 3 year old son liked it and he is very picky! Thanks for the recipe."

Lisa94 User ID: 5737026 24215
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"I found everyone was looking for a lot of extra cranberry sauce...we ended up using the rest of the can, not just the 1/2 c. specified for serving with the loaf."

ljay22 User ID: 3831547 47788
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Yummy! Very easy and tasty. I used seasoned bread crumbs instead of stuffing and it came out great. Will certainly make again, everyone loved it."

ptraywick User ID: 1386864 30536
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"This has been my kids favorite for many, many years !!"

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