Using turkey in a traditional meatloaf recipe is one of the best ways to get a homestyle taste with the health benefits of a lower fat meat. This Cheeseburger Turkey Loaf takes that concept and adds the deliciousness of a drive-in hamburger. With its cheesy center and pickles and tomatoes, this recipe ends up every bit as juicy as beef, but without the negatives of red meat.

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 3/4 C onions, diced
  • 2 1/2 C Colby, shredded
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 T fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 T garlic, minced
  • 1 t hot sauce
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C breadcrumbs
  • 1 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 C ketchup
  • 1/4 C yellow mustard
  • dill pickle slices

Step One

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 11” x 7” pan and set aside.

Step Two

Combine the turkey, onion, half the cheese, tomatoes, Worcestershire, parsley, garlic, hot sauce, onion powder, salt, pepper, egg and breadcrumbs. Mix thoroughly.

Step Three

Place half of the meat mixture into the prepared pan and top with a layer of pickle slices and the remaining cheese.

Step Four

Place the remaining meat mixture on top and pat down until even across the top. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Step Five

Meanwhile mix together ketchup and mustard. Remove meatloaf after it has cooked and place mixture on top, spreading evenly.

Step Six

Return to oven for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees when inserted into the center.

Let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with steamed carrots or roasted potatoes.

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