The Best Turkey Loaf Recipe Ever // Simple To Make & Delicious

turkey loaf

This turkey loaf recipe is the best I’ve ever tasted! I know it’s hard to get excited about meatloaf, right? The healthy ingredients in this recipe and the flavorful spices,  make it an easy-to-make entree. In fact, this turkey loaf recipe made it to my “company-approved” list.

turkey loaf ground turkey

It’s quick and simple to make, a definite plus when it comes to making dinner. The turkey loaf recipe can be made using ground beef as well. You can get a 4 pack of “hormone-free” ground turkey at Costco for a good price.

 

You may want to check out my recipe for “turkey sausage” as well. It’s a yummy alternative to pork sausage. GET THE RECIPE HERE.

Now for the turkey loaf recipe.

turkey loaf ingredients

Turkey Loaf Ingredients

  • 1 free-range LARGE EGG
  • 1 TB + 1 ½ teaspoons BRAGG’S LIQUID AMINOS
  • 2 TB TOMATO PASTE
  • 1 TB DIJON MUSTARD
  • 1 GARLIC CLOVE (minced)
  • 1 TB ONION FLAKES
  • ½ teaspoon SALT
  • ½ teaspoon dried SAVORY, or dried DILL
  • ½ teaspoon ground ALLSPICE
  • ¼ teaspoon BLACK PEPPER
  • 1 ½ lb. GROUND TURKEY
  • 1 TB GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE
  • 2/3 cup WALNUTS (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup KETCHUP (optional)

Turkey Loaf Instructions

1- Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat a baking dish with avocado oil (or oil of choice)

turkey loaf mix2- In a large bowl, lightly beat the egg, liquid aminos, tomato paste, mustard, garlic, and spices.

turkey loaf3- Stir in the turkey, Parmesan cheese, onion flakes, and walnuts.

dough hook turkey loafCombine all ingredients using a large fork, wooden spoon or I absolutely LOVE this DOUGH HOOK.  It works like a charm for recipes like this.

turkey loaf5- Place the combined mixture into a greased loaf pan. Top with Ketchup (optional).

turkey loaf6- Bake until cooked through and 165° using a MEAT THERMOMETER. (45-50 minutes).

* I usually double the recipe, as this turkey loaf freezes really well.

You can use the turkey loaf in:

  • taco salads
  • wraps
  • cut up in chunks and used as meatballs in pasta dishes

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The Best Turkey Loaf Recipe Ever // Simple To Make & Delicious

turkey loaf

This turkey loaf recipe is the best I’ve ever tasted!  The healthy ingredients in this recipe and the flavorful spices make it an easy-to-make entree. 

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time50 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Ready in60
  • Yield6
  • Course
    • Dessert

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 free-range LARGE EGG
    • 1 TB + 1 ½ teaspoons BRAGG’S LIQUID AMINOS
    • 2 TB TOMATO PASTE
    • 1 TB DIJON MUSTARD
    • 1 GARLIC CLOVE (minced)
    • 1 TB ONION FLAKES
    • ½ teaspoon SALT
    • ½ teaspoon dried SAVORY, or dried DILL
    • ½ teaspoon ground ALLSPICE
    • ¼ teaspoon BLACK PEPPER
    • 1 ½ lbs. GROUND TURKEY
    • 1 TB GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE
    • 2/3 cup WALNUTS (finely chopped)
    • ¼ cup KETCHUP (optional)

INSTUCTIONS

1

Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.

 
2

In a large bowl, lightly beat the egg, liquid aminos, tomato paste, mustard, garlic, and spices.

3

Stir in the turkey, Parmesan cheese, onion flakes and the walnuts.

4

Combine all ingredients using a large fork, wooden spoon or I absolutely LOVE this DOUGH HOOK.  It works like a charm for recipes like this.

5

Place the combined mixture into a greased loaf pan. Top with Ketchup (optional).

6

Bake until cooked through and 165° using a MEAT THERMOMETER. (45-50 minutes).

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Mock Tuna Salad – Using Soaked Raw Almonds

This raw almond mock tuna salad is a great option for a plant based meal. Make yourself a protein packed “tunaless” tasty sandwich, wrap, or snack. Eat it alone on a bed of lettuce, on top of a cracker, or on a thick slice of crispy cucumber. Any way you eat it, you won’t be disappointed. The finely chopped soaked almonds gives a nice texture, (just like a tuna salad) and are packed with nutrition.

What is the purpose of soaking almonds and seeds before eating?

In addition to changing the texture of the almonds, soaking helps make them more digestible. Softer almonds are easier to digest, which increases the amount of nutrients your body can absorb from the nut.

If you want to amp up the nutritional value of raw nuts and seeds, sprout them. Robyn Openshaw, one of my most favorite mentors on food and nutrition has a great video that explains the why and how to sprout almonds. You will LOVE her. I have been following her for many, many years.

Back to the mock tuna recipe. Once the almonds are soaked, it will only take you about 10 minutes to whip this up.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Plus 4-8 hours soak

Serves 4

Here is what you will need:

  • Food processor or high speed blender

I love my Blendtec!!!!! I use it pretty much every day, or several times a day. This link is a great option for a refurbished version, or Costco is selling them now for around $229. This is awesome, because over ten years ago, when I bought mine, I paid around $400 and it was well worth it!!!!! Could not live without it  Just in case you are thinking about getting a blender, don’t waste your money on anything else but a Blendtec or Vitamix.

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seed (optional)
  • 1-2 celery stalks – finely chopped
  • 1/2 clove garlic clove – minced (optional)
  • 1 green onion – finely chopped
  • 3-4 Tablespoons mayo of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2-3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

1-  Soak almonds and sunflower seeds for 3 – 8 hours in water.

2- Drain and rinse

3- Place almonds in a food processor or high speed blender.

4-  Pulse until it is the consistency of flaked tuna.

5-  Place chopped almonds into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.

6-  Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve on crackers, cucumbers, bread, in a wrap or a bed of lettuce.

My husband put a dollop of salad on a cracker and then added a spoonful of salsa on top. It ended up being quite yummy. You’ll have to give it a whirl.

To make stuffed cucumber horderves, simply cut a cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

Mock Tuna Salad – Using Soaked Raw Almonds

This raw almond mock tuna salad is a great option for a plant based meal. Make yourself a protein packed “tunaless” tasty sandwich, wrap, or snack.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Total Time4 hr
  • Yield4 Servings
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Ingredients

    • 1 cup raw almonds
    • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seed (optional)
    • 1-2 celery stalks – finely chopped
    • 1/2 clove garlic clove – minced (optional)
    • 1 green onion – finely chopped
    • 3-4 Tablespoons mayo of your choice
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
    • 2-3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • fresh ground pepper (to taste)
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INSTUCTIONS

1

Soak almonds and sunflower seeds for 3 – 8 hours in water.

 
2

Drain and rinse

3

Place almonds in a food processor or high speed blender.

4

Pulse until it is the consistency of flaked tuna.

5

Place chopped almonds into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.

6

Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

7

Serve on crackers, cucumbers, bread, in a wrap or a bed of lettuce.

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