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Mini Turkey Meatloaf

Little individual sized mini turkey meatloaves are a great weeknight dinner. All the flavor and heartiness of your favorite turkey meatloaf, but it cooks in half the time! Topped with a balsamic brown sugar glaze for the perfect hint of sweetness.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 269kcal
Author Lauren
Cost $9.50 / $1.18 PER SERVING


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 yellow onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme minced
  • 2 lb 93/7 Ground Turkey
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Fresh ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • cup Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed


  • PREPARE: Heat the oven to 350˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • SAUTE ONIONS: In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until they are tender, about 4 minutes. Add the thyme and garlic and stir until fragrant, about 2 minute. Transfer to a plate and spread out to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • COMBINE MEATLOAF INGREDIENTS: In a large bowl, combine turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and cooled onion mixture. Using your hands, or a spoon, toss together until fully incorporated.
  • SHAPE THE MINI MEATLOAVES: Divide the meatloaf mixture into eighths, or about 5-6 ounces each (about ¾ cup). Shape them into small loaves. Arrange them out evenly on the prepared pan.
  • MAKE THE GLAZE: In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar. Brush half the mixture over the top of the meatloaves.
  • BAKE: Cook the meatloaves in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, add remaining glaze and continue cooking another 5-10 minutes or until the center reads 150˚F with an instant read thermometer
  • REST AND SERVE: Remove the meatloaves from the oven and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.


MAKE IT PALEO/WHOLE30: Replace the butter with ghee or olive oil, breadcrumbs with almond flour, Worcestershire with coconut aminos, use Whole30 ketchup, skip the brown sugar. 


Serving: 1meatloaf | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 12mg