Easy Peasy Meatloaf


I recently made my first ever Meatloaf. I was tidying my freezer and came across a pack of turkey mince and thought I’d use it to make a seasonal recipe.

I’ve never used turkey mince and didn’t really fancy making a bolognese or lasagna with it. I could have made burgers or meatballs but decided on a meatloaf. As it’s nearly Christmas I decided to add some sage and cranberry.
I was really pleased with the result, it was tasty and moist. Hubby thought so too and has already put in a request for me to make it again!

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Turkey Meatloaf 

  • Prep time – 10 mins
  • Cooking time – 45 mins
  • Serves 4.


  • 500g pack of Turkey Mince
  • 1 medium onion – minced or chopped finely
  • 25g breadcrumbs (approx one slice of bread)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 3 teaspoons cranberry sauce
  • salt and pepper


  • Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a fork.
  • Place a large sheet of foil on the worktop and lightly oil it.
  • Tip the mixture onto the foil and using clean hands form into a loaf shape.

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  • Fold up the sides of the foil and seal tightly.
  • Transfer to a plate and place in the fridge for at least an hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4.
  • Transfer the meatloaf to an oven tray and bake for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes open the parcel and place back in the oven for a further 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

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 Serve with:

  • Potato and vegetables with your choice of sauce or gravy.
  • Stir fried vegetables and noodles.
  • Rice and vegetables.
  • Pasta with one of these –  tomato and pepper sauce.or tomato sauce

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Alternative ideas: 

  • Divide the mixture into 4 and make burgers. (may make 6 depending on how big you want your burgers!)
  • Take walnut size portions of the mixture and make into meatballs.
  • Use pork mince in place of the turkey mince.
  • Replace the sage and cranberry with chilli (either one fresh finely chopped, half teaspoon of flakes or powder).
  • If using pork mince add half minced apple instead of the cranberry.
  • Leave out sage and cranberry.

Hope you’ll give this a try – let me know what you think in the comments.

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  1. Stella

    It looks delicious. I will give this a go.

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      It was so easy to make and tasted like christmas on a plate!.

  2. mellissa williams

    This looks great and easy to make. I would serve it with a fresh tomato sauce.

  3. kelly

    I love a good meat and veg dinner and so does hubby! I also love how inspired and different this is yum yum xxx

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      Thanks Kelly. Hope you’ll try it. 🙂

  4. fashion-mommy

    Never been a fan of meatloaf, but wondering if turkey mince could change my mind…


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