Ground Turkey Meatloaf With Brown Sugar Glaze

Ground Turkey Meatloaf With Brown Sugar Glaze

This Ground Turkey Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze is moist and packed with wholesome goodness like oats, veggies, and plenty of spices. Serve with fluffy mashed potatoes, rice or your favorite side. It also makes great meatloaf sandwiches the next day!

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I grew up eating meatloaf and my mom would usually make two at a time to feed our family. She served it with mashed or baked potatoes and usually a big green salad with ranch. It was total comfort food and we all loved it. The best part was there was usually leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches. If you haven’t had a meatloaf sandwich with mayo and ketchup you haven’t really lived! Just kidding, though, it’s so good!

This Ground Turkey Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze is healthy and delicious. I love that it has lots of veggies (which keeps it moist and tender) and still has plenty of meatiness. And the brown sugar glaze! This stuff is like candy. In a good savory kind-of-way. It gets thick and sticky after it cooks and becomes the perfect sauce for the meatloaf.

Ingredients For Ground Turkey Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze:

Meatloaf:

  • Ground Turkey
  • Eggs
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Green bell pepper
  • Fresh spinach
  • Quick oats
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Seasonings- garlic powder, Italian seasoning, dried mustard, salt & pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Brown sugar glaze:

  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Brown sugar

Substitutions:

If you prefer beef over turkey, use lean ground beef instead. Use other veggies like, shredded zucchini (squeeze out excess moisture) finely chopped mushrooms (preferably sautéed) and any color bell pepper. If you don’t have quick oats, substitute with bread or panko crumbs.

How To Prepare Meatloaf:

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350℉

Step 2. In a large bowl add all the meatloaf ingredients and combine well.

Step 3. Transfer mixture to a 2 qt loaf pan sprayed well with non-stick cooking spray and spread out to form an even layer. Bake for 30-minutes in preheated oven.

Step 4. Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 5. After the 30-minute cooking time, pour glaze over the meatloaf. Bake another 30-40 minutes until the sauce is thick and the meatloaf is cooked through all the way. The temperature on the inside should reach 165 degrees using an instant read thermometer. Let meatloaf rest 10-minutes before slicing.



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Ground Turkey Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze

This Ground Turkey Meatloaf with Brown Sugar Glaze is moist and packed with wholesome goodness like oats, veggies, and plenty of spices. Serve with fluffy mashed potatoes, rice or your favorite side. It also makes great meatloaf sandwiches the next day!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Supper
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 386 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 2 qt loaf pan

Ingredients
  

Meatloaf

  • 1 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup quick oats or use bread crumbs of choice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions
 

Preheat oven to 350°F

  • In a large bowl add the meatloaf ingredients and combine well. Transfer to a loaf pan sprayed well with non-stick cooking spray and spread out evenly. Bake for 30-minutes in preheated oven.
  • Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  • After the 30-minutes, pour glaze over the meatloaf and place back in the oven for another 30-40-minutes. Bake another 30-40 minutes until the sauce is thick and the meatloaf is cooked through all the way. The temperature on the inside should reach 165 degrees using an instant read thermometer. Let meatloaf rest for 10-minutes before slicing.

Notes

Tips:
Veggie Substitutes– You can leave out any of the veggies you don’t like or add others like mushrooms, red or yellow bell peppers, or shredded zucchini. Keep in mind that mushrooms and zucchini have a higher water content. Squeeze out the excess moisture from the zucchini and sauté mushrooms to release excess liquid.  
Oat Substitutes– Any kind of fine bread crumbs can be used in place of the oats. You can also use almond flour or finely ground pork rinds for a low-carb option. 
 
 
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Keyword Brown sugar, Carrots, Green Peppers, Ground Turkey, Ketchup, Meatloaf, Oats, Onions, spinach


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8 thoughts on “Ground Turkey Meatloaf With Brown Sugar Glaze”

  • 5 stars
    This was dinner tonight with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans. It was so flavorful and I absolutely loved the veggies. I had to slightly modify because I didn’t have quick oats so I used some leftover plain bread cubes for stuffing that I crushed up a bit and I only had 1 pound of turkey so added 4 hot Italian sausage links I had left over (casings removed) I also didn’t have green bell peppers so I just used a bit extra of all the other veggies. We all loved it. The sauce is a must!!!

  • 5 stars
    I’ve been making turkey meatloaf for years with stewed tomatoes on top but decided to try something a little different tonight. This recipe is fantastic! I left out the spinach and added celery. My family really enjoyed this meatloaf, especially the glaze. Oh the glaze…yummy! Thank you for sharing. I’m excited for meatloaf sandwiches!

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