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Turkey Apple Meat Loaf with Balsamic Ketchup Glaze - Overhead shot of whole meatloaf in white baking dish on gray towel

Turkey Apple Meatloaf with Balsamic Ketchup Glaze

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Turkey Apple Meatloaf with Balsamic Ketchup Glaze is a tasty and healthful way to shake up your meatloaf routine! A little bit sweet and a little bit tangy, this is sure to become your new favorite meatloaf!
Course Chicken and Turkey
Cuisine American
Diet Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 369



  • Oil or cooking spray for baking dish
  • 2 medium Fuji or Braeburn apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk low-fat or skim
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey all white, all dark or a combination


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Pinch cloves
  • Pinch allspice
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brush a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with oil or spray with cooking spray. Set aside until needed.
  • Combine apples with lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside until needed.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, reduce heat to medium and cook 7-8 minutes or until beginning to soften.
  • Add the apples and continue cooking 3-4 minutes or until the apples begin to soften. Stir in the sage. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl and let cool at least 10 minutes.
  • Add the parsley, oats, egg, milk, salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well.
  • Add the ground turkey and mix until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Place in the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top into a nice loaf shape.
  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165 degrees.


  • Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients, return to heat and bring to a simmer. Cook 1-2 minutes just to combine flavors and heat it through.
  • Brush glaze over the meat loaf just before serving or serve it alongside the meat loaf.


If your skillet is large enough and you don't want to dirty a bowl, let the filling cool another 10 minutes or so. Then, add the remaining meatloaf ingredients right into the skillet and mix it up in the skillet. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan.
FREEZER-FRIENDLY:  Cook as directed.  Cool then wrap securely.  Thaw in the refrigerator.  Reheat by the slice in the oven until heated through.
Ketchup recipe adapted from Epicurious.com.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 837mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 553IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg