Comfort Food: Meatloaf & Taters

Why is it that comfort foods are so unphotogenic?


But so, so good!


I’m a firm believer in needing to feed the soul and this is one of those meals. (Not to be confused with soul food. Nary a collard green or fried chicken leg in sight!)

First up: Turkey meatloaf!


I always base my recipe off of the Better Homes and Garden cookbook I have, but of course, true to form, changes were made.

  • 2    eggs, beaten
  • 3/4  cup  soymilk
  • 2/3  cup  panko breadcrumbs
  • 1  cup  finely chopped onion
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1-1/2  pounds  lean ground turkey
  • 1/3  cup  ketchup
  • 2  tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  dry mustard

1. In a medium bowl combine eggs and milk; stir in bread crumbs, onion,  salt, sage, and pepper. Add ground meat; mix well. Lightly pat mixture into an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.

2. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F. Spoon off fat. In a bowl combine ketchup, sugar, and mustard; spread over meat. Bake for 10 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into eight slices.

3. Makes 8 servings

I love how easy meatloaf is but I hate how long it takes in the oven! I’m all about quick dinners, especially during the week. I was hangry by the time this comes out.


In bowl, combine eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion, seasonings, and ground meat.


Just dive in with your hands! It’s best that way, I promise!


I used to love doing this as a kid! I’d always volunteer!


Throw it all in a meatloaf pan and stick it in the oven!


Bake until internal temperature reads 160*, it took about 1 hr and 15 minutes in my oven.


(Skim fat if necessary!)

Prep the ketchup topping!

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Secret: fresh crushed mustard seeds!


Top the meatloaf with it and bake for an additional 10 minutes.




And you can’t have meatloaf without taters!


Made my standard way: butter, soymilk, greek yogurt, salt, pepper, garlic powder.

And a side of sautéed spinach for some green.


Now this is a darn good dinner.

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And it also happens to make fantastic leftovers as well so it’s gotta be a winner, right?


3 Responses

  1. I’ve never made meatloaf but I’ve been craving it like crazy! This looks really good and I like that you used Ground Turkey.

  2. I love your ketchup topping… I’m always looking for new ways to spice up my meatloaves, and this looks great! Have a great week my dear 🙂

  3. delicious meatloaf

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