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How to Make Turkey Loaf

Turkey loaf can be a nice alternative to meatloaf, or even as a second meat dish to serve on Thanksgiving.


  • Step 1: Preheat the oven Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • TIP: Make sure the oven rack is in the middle before placing the turkey loaf inside.
  • Step 2: Mix turkey and ingredients Combine the turkey, onions, bread crumbs, celery, bell pepper, egg, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, garlic, salt, and pepper in the mixing bowl and thoroughly mix everything together with your hands.
  • Step 3: Place mixture in pan Put the mixture into the pan and shape it into a loaf.
  • Step 4: Add more ketchup Spread the rest of the ketchup evenly over the top of the loaf.
  • Step 5: Bake the loaf Place the loaf in the oven and bake until the top is brown -- 45 to 50 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • TIP: You can use a meat thermometer to determine the temperature.
  • Step 6: Take out and serve Take the loaf out of the oven and let it sit for about five minutes. Then slice, serve, and enjoy.
  • FACT: Minnesota raises the most turkeys of any state in the U.S.

You Will Need

  • 1 1/3 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1/2 c. chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 c. plain bread crumbs
  • 1/3 c. chopped celery
  • 1/4 c. chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • Equipment:
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 1 lb. loaf pan
  • Meat thermometer (optional)

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