Turkey Meatloaf with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Healthier does not mean less taste. This meatloaf is made with lean ground turkey breast and is moist and flavorful. It is great with rice, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or any of your favorite sides. Any leftovers can be made into a great tasting sandwich.

Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredient List

1 pound ground turkey breast
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup ketchup

Preheat the oven to 350ā„‰ degrees.

Finely chop the onion and parsley. Mince the garlic.

In a large bowl combine the turkey and onion. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of parsley and add the rest to the bowl. Add kosher salt, black pepper, bread crumbs and red pepper flakes (optional). Mix just until well combined. Over mixing will toughen the meatloaf.

Transfer the mixture to a 9 by 13-inch parchment paper-lined, or foil-lined baking sheet and shape into a loaf about 7 inches wide and 3 inches high. Bake for about 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, pull out the oven rack and pour 1/3 cup of ketchup over the meatloaf and spread evenly. Sprinkle the saved parsley on top and continue to spread.

Bake for another 15 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160ā„‰ degrees.

Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 to15 minutes before slicing.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes


2 pounds sweet potatoes

1/2 cup orange juice*
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg

Broil topping
2 tablespoons brown sugar

*For a creamier texture, substitute with cream or half and half.

Peel the sweet potatoes. Rough cut to 2 to 3 inch pieces.

Transfer to a pot. Pour 1 quart of water or enough to just cover the potatoes and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 20 minutes or until fork tender.

In a bowl, combine all the syrup ingredients and mix well.

Using a slotted spoon, ladle out the cooked sweet potatoes with and transfer to an oven proof baking pan. Pour the syrup. Leave the pieces whole or use a fork to mash to the desired texture.

Serve as is or sprinkle with brown sugar and broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Leftovers? Make a Meatloaf Sandwich