Mini Turkey Meatloaves

Oh, meatloaf.  Loved by many, despised by some.  Or is it the other way around?  I like meatloaf.  I always have.  My mom used to make one in a pie plate that was topped with ketchup and lemon slices and baked in the microwave.  Yes, the microwave.  I have very fond memories of that dish.

This turkey meatloaf can be made as one large loaf or 4 mini loaves.  I chose to do the mini ones so they would cook a bit quicker…and I like the idea of my own cute personal meatloaf.

Here is the link to the original recipe from  I used 93/7 ground turkey, soaked the oats in a few tablespoons of buttermilk for some more moisture, and used a combination of dried thyme, basil, parsley and oregano instead of the marjoram.  Whatever herbs you like would be good.  These were tasty.  I’ll make them again.

With the leftover loaves I made meatloaf sandwiches the next night.  You don’t have to reheat the meat, just toast some whole wheat buns, spread with mayo, slice the meatloaf, layer on the bun and top with dill pickle slices.  Ben first opted out of the pickles, but after a few bites he decided to give them a chance and said it was much improved.  Enjoy!

Mini Turkey Meatloaves

Adapted from


  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1.3 lb 93% ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk (or milk)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup + 2 tbsp
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon each dried thyme, basil, parsley and oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Soak oatmeal and buttermilk in a small bowl for 5 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl mix turkey, onion, oatmeal, egg, ketchup, salt, pepper and herbs.
  4. Divide into four equal loafs and place each loaf into a non stick mini loaf pan or shape into small loafs on a cookie sheet lined with non-stick foil or parchment.
  5. In a small cup mix remaining 2 tbsp ketchup with Worcestershire sauce and brush onto each loaf.
  6. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes at 350°.  After baking let them sit for 5 minutes before serving.