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Thanksgiving Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

This Easy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe puts you in the mood for the holiday by tasting great! Make it before or for Thanksgiving. It's THAT good!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Make Turkey Meatloaf, Turkey Meatloaf, Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 423kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 rib celery finely diced
  • 1.5 lbs. ground turkey 93/7
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • store bought turkey gravy*


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onion and celery until tender, 5 minutes.
  • While veggies are cooking, combine remaining ingredients into a large bowl. Add in soft veggies and stir to incorporate everything together. Form into a meatloaf shape on prepared baking sheet and bake 30-40 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.
  • Cool 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve with turkey gravy.


*I used the dry turkey gravy mix that you just add water to. Feel free to make your own from scratch. I obviously did not.
Leftovers. This turkey meatloaf recipe can last up to 4 days in the fridge and is great as leftovers.
Freezing. Make the turkey meatloaf recipe as directed. Cool and slice, then store in airtight containers in the freezer for up to three months!
Reheating. Thaw the meatloaf slowly. This is best done in the fridge the night before. Then in 30-second increments microwave that baby until it is warm and delicious.
Turkey Meatloaf Muffins. To make this recipe faster and cuter divide the turkey mixture into four smaller loaf pans and bake for 20-30 minutes. OR you can even use your cupcake tin to make a ton of small, cute, delicious meatloaves.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2.7mg