Turkey Meatloaf

My latest recipe comes from Taste of Home Cooking for Two or as I like to call it, The Cookbook for When You’re Single AF.

Cause let’s face it, this cookbook says it’s for couples, but low key it’s for single people who like to cook but don’t want to eat the same thing every day for a week when they do.

So anyway, you like meatloaf, but maybe you eat it a little too much and maybe for whatever reason you don’t want to eat beef. What do you do?

You make a turkey meatloaf and slather some marinara sauce doused in brown sugar and vinegar is what you do.

At least that’s what Dorothy from California recommends and I say, “Hey why not Dorothy? I’ll go to Oz with you and try some turkey meatloaf. I’m single af and have no one to answer to but my cat. Let’s go!”

What you’ll need besides ruby red slippers

  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed butter flavored crackers
  • 1 tablespoon of minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 pound of lean ground turkey

The first step is easy enough. You just combine the sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and mustard in a bowl.

Side note, is it really necessary to call the mustard prepared mustard in the ingredients list? I wasn’t aware mustard was ever not prepared. If anyone has answers, feel free to comment.

Anyway, get another bowl out and in that bowl combine the egg, onion, crackers, parsley, salt, 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce mixture, and a dash of pepper. Once mixed, then add the turkey meat. Crumble up the meat and mix until everything is even. Then form a 4 by 3 loaf and place that loaf in a square baking pan.

Make sure that pan has been hosed down with cooking spray first though.

Once you’ve placed your meat in the pan, go ahead and pour the rest of your tomato mixture on top and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

Once baking time is up, let it cool for 10 and then you should be good to go!


The final result was interesting. I don’t mean that in a negative way either. I’m just not a huge meatloaf fan so it’s not something I have a great desire to eat let alone experiment with.

That being said, I still thought this was an easy breezy recipe that turned out well and would definitely recommend meatloaf lovers to try it out.

Sorry, I should say a meatloaf lover, since you’re probably single af like me. It’s ok, I’m sure we will find someone to share our loaf with someday.