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Just-Like-Thanksgiving Turkey Meat Loaf Recipe

Just-Like-Thanksgiving Turkey Meat Loaf Recipe

For a holiday meal any time of year, this tender turkey meat loaf is perfect. Complemented with a cranberry glaze, it’s a mouthwatering dish.—Mollie Brown, Los Angeles, CA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 to 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine stuffing cubes and milk. Let stand 10 minutes; break up stuffing cubes with a fork. Stir in egg, celery, onion, carrot, cranberries, salt and pepper. Combine sage and rosemary; add half to the mixture. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Pat into an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes; drain if necessary. Combine cranberry sauce, ketchup, pepper sauce and remaining herbs; spread over meat loaf. Bake 20-25 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 303 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 127 mg cholesterol, 712 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.