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Turkey & Carrot Meatloaf

We had the ultimate comfort food for dinner last night.


It was delicious.

I happen to think meatloaf is underrated. It’s one of those dishes that I love but hardly ever make. Everyone loved it, including my little toddler.

I used my basic meatloaf recipe, subbed it with turkey and added some shredded carrots.

Here are all the steps to make this simple dish.

1) Saute your onions and carrots in olive oil for about 8 minutes until tender.

2) To the onion mixture, add parsley, ketchup, and worcestershire sauce. Mix until combined.

3) Transfer the onion mixture to a large bowl.

4) Add in your ground turkey, bread crumbs, one egg, and salt and pepper. Using your hand, mix well until all ingredients are combined.

5) Transfer the mixture to a large pan and form a 9×5 inch loaf.

6) Brush ketchup over the top and bake for about 50 minutes until cooked through.

We ate it with a side of pasta & peas. M loved it!


  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsely
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add in your carrots and onions and saute for about 8-10 minutes until tender. Remove from heat and add your ketchup, worcestershire sauce, and parsley to the onion mixture. Stir until combine and transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add your turkey, bread crumbs, milk, egg, salt, & pepper to the onion mixture. Using your hand, mix until all ingredients are combined. Line a large pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place the turkey mixture onto the pan and form a 9×5 inch loaf. Brush 3 tablespoon of ketchup on top of the meatloaf. Bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until cooked through.

Enjoy 🙂

12 Responses

  1. Barbara said on October 20, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I have been thinking about making meatloaf. Your version sounds delicious….think i will try it. I may even use ground chicken…I have used it before and they didn’t even notice 😉

  2. Josie Landon said on October 20, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I bake my meat loaf in muffin tins now. Much shorter cooking time and much easier to portion. Freezes well, too!

  3. Estela - Weekly Bite said on October 20, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Great idea 🙂

  4. Anna @ On Anna's Plate said on October 20, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I love meatloaf!! I feel like it never gets the love it deserves 🙂

  5. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on October 20, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I love meatloaf too! I think it’s totally underrated! I’m going to be posting a Mexican Meatloaf next week — it’s my favorite. I like the addition of shredded carrots in yours.

  6. Heather @ Heather's Dish said on October 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I love meatloaf…you just can’t beat it for comfort!

  7. Aunt Cindy said on October 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Anxious to try this! I am getting in the mood to cook more now that winter is coming and lighting the oven will warm the house in addition to adding delicious smells!!

  8. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on October 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I never liked meat loaf as a child, but I have been majorly craving it lately, love the addition of some carrots!

  9. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on October 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I grew up hating meat loaf. Tony used to try different recipes out on me until he found one I liked. It also has carrots in it. This sounds like perfect comfort food!

  10. Ameena said on October 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I used to love meatloaf…but my family won’t eat it. Go figure!

  11. Michelle said on October 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Yum!:P I have been thinking how I wanted to find a good meatloaf recipe lately. This sounds yum, healthy, and easy. Thanks!

  12. Maria said on October 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Love the addition of carrots!