Chicken or Turkey Meatloaf

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"This is a tasty meatloaf that is lower in fat than beef. To avoid dry chicken meatloaf don't use white meat, use dark meat instead."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (223.2 g)
  • Calories 476.3
  • Total Fat - 26.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 169.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1214.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.8 g
  • Protein - 42.1 g
  • Calcium - 49.2 mg
  • Iron - 7.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the oven to 375°F. Coat a 9x5-inch loaf pan with butter; set aside.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened and are starting to brown, about 8 minutes. Add garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Increase the heat to medium high, add the wine, and let simmer until almost completely evaporated, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer the vegetable mixture to a large bowl and set aside to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

When the vegetables have cooled a bit, add the meat to the bowl, breaking it up with your hands. Add the panko, egg, shredded carrot, shredded cheese, parsley, Worcestershire, thyme, pepper, and remaining 2 teaspoons salt. Using clean hands, mix until evenly combined (don’t squeeze or overwork the mixture).

Step 5

Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, spread it to the edges, and smooth out the top. Bake until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, about 1 hour. Remove the pan to a wire rack and let sit 10 minutes before slicing the meatloaf.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


I cut the recipe in half and ended up with a meat loaf that slices beautifully. Thanks for including the internal temp because even though I cut the recipe in half the bake time was apprx. the same. Lovely looking loaf with all the colourful bits of veggies. I used a light Havarti cheese. Even cutting the recipe in half there are 4 medium or 3 very generous servings. Served with Thai Chili sauce. Thanks for a lovely dinner and leftovers for delicious sammies.


review by:
(27 Jun 2013)


This is one of the best, I used ground turkey and Jalapeno Havarti cheese. I didn't have any panco in so ground a couple of brown bread crusts for the bread crumbs and just used one pound of meat cus it was just for the two of us, but pretty much used the other ingredients amounts as written, mmm a little time comsuming but sure was worth it!! Also had some fresh chives to use up , so threw those in too. The only thing i may do differently next time is to cut back on the thyme, it was a little overpowering, may even sub with sage. This will definately be a repeat, thanks for posting!


review by:
(20 Jun 2013)

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