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Horizontal image of meatloaf with ketchup glaze on a wooden cutting board, surrounded by colorful plates, a metal fork, a knife, and two glasses of wine.

Balsamic Turkey Meatloaf with Ketchup Glaze

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Forget everything you thought you knew about the classic meaty comfort food, because this balsamic turkey meatloaf recipe will blow you away.



For the Meatloaf:

  • Cooking oil spray
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, and milk until combined. Stir in balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary.
  3. Press into the prepared pan. Stir together the ketchup and brown sugar until combined; pour evenly over the top of the loaf.
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the inner temperature reaches 170˚F and juices run clear when pricked with a knife.
  5. Let rest for 15 minutes in the pan before removing to slice and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Meatloaf
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food

Keywords: meatloaf, ground turkey, balsamic, comfort food