Easy hoisin turkey meatloaf is a new twist on everyone’s favorite comfort food. Lightened up with ground turkey, and flavored with hoisin and ginger. Freezer-friendly and perfect for meal prep.
Can we all just agree that a ‘loaf of meat’ is kind of a weird concept…I mean, you slice it like bread, but eat it with a fork. The whole thing kind of boggles my mind!
And while meatloaf might be up there as some people’s ‘favorite comfort food’, it’s just not one of mine. There’s something about putting ketchup in recipes that freaks me out. I avoided it in my pulled pork recipe and I’m avoiding it in my turkey meatloaf recipe as well!
Instead, I found adding hoisin sauce and ginger gave this healthy turkey meatloaf a cool flavor that I really enjoyed. It’s just as easy and possibly even more delicious than traditional meatloaf!
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Reasons to love hoisin turkey meatloaf
- you don’t need to chop or sautee anything, so you can mix it all together an get this healthy turkey meatloaf into the oven quickly
- it has a ton of flavor that even kids enjoy
- it is freezer-friendly! You can freeze it raw or after baking
How to make it
I swapped the traditional ground beef for ground turkey for this hoisin turkey meatloaf recipe because it’s leaner yet very similar in flavor.
- Mix together the ground turkey with breadcrumbs, an egg, ground ginger and hoisin sauce
- Line a loaf pan with a strip of parchment (this helps get the meatloaf out easier!)
- Bake for 55 minutes, or until baked through.
- Top with a bit of extra hoisin and a sprinkle of green onions.
Can I use ground beef?
Sure! Replace 1:1 for the ground turkey. The bake time should remain the same.
Can I make it low carb?
You can replace the breadcrumbs with almond flour. It was slightly more liquidy on the top but still had good flavor. You can also replace the hoisin with soy sauce for a lower carb meatloaf, although you might want to try adding some monk fruit sweetener to balance out the flavors (try 1-2 teaspoons).
Can I freeze hoisin turkey meatloaf?
Yes! You can either freeze it unbaked in the loaf pan (cover tightly with plastic and/or foil). Thaw completely and bake at 350°F for 55 minutes or until baked through. OR you can freeze after baking. Thaw completely, then warm (covered) in the oven at 350°F. I’d guess that 30-40 minutes should warm it through.
How long do you cook turkey meatloaf?
This recipe bakes for 55 minutes at 350°F.
Hoisin Turkey Meatloaf (freezer friendly!)
- 1 lb ground turkey see note 1
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce plus more for tops; see note 2
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar; see note 3
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with a strip of parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the turkey, egg, worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, ground ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, hoisin sauce and coconut sugar.
- Press gently into the loaf pan, smoothing the top of the meatloaf.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 55 minutes, or until center of the meatloaf is cooked through. Brush with additional hoisin sauce and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Loosen around the edges of the meatloaf with a knife. Lift it out of the pan using the parchment paper 'handles'.
- fridge- store in a meal prep container for up to 4 days.
- freezer- wrap individual portions or the whole meatloaf in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer bag or meal prep container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
- thaw before baking as directed (uncovered)
- OR bake from frozen at 350°F (remove plastic wrap but leave foil on). I do not know how long you'll need to bake, likely close to 1.5 hours.