Moist & Delicious Turkey Meatloaf

4 Oct

I had a friend over when I was starting to prepare dinner. She asked what I was making and I told her “turkey meatloaf with oatmeal”. Her face said what she didn’t have to, “yuck!” I guess it doesn’t sound that good but I knew I could make it taste good! I wanted to use oatmeal b/c I wanted to leave out the wheat gluten. I think soaking it in milk adds to the moistness, and work better than bread crumbs. Just my opinion.

Time: 30 min prep, 1 hour cook            Serves: 4


  • 1/2 cup ground oatmeal (gluten free) or breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 pound ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard + 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • Mrs. Dash original seasoning, to taste

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place ground oatmeal and milk into a small bowl to soak.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and melt. Add shallots and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Add garlic and cook an additional minute, stirring. Remove from heat. All to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground meat, egg, oat & milk mixture, shallots & garlic, 2 tsp mustard, wine, lemon juice and parsley. Season with salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash. Mix well to combine.
  • Prepare a baking dish with cooking spray. Shape into loaf. Place in oven and bake for 50 minutes. Brush remaining 1/2 tsp of Dijon all over loaf. Return to oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Wait 10 minutes before cutting into meatloaf.

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