Turkey Sweet Potato Meatloaf

by Kelli H. on April 23, 2015


I found a new podcast I’m digging. I heard about it from This American Life podcast. It’s called Death, Sex, & Money. What I like about it is that the interviewer, Anna Sale, asks her guests questions that most people wouldn’t ask. It’s supposed to be about topics that everyone thinks about but that people don’t discuss. I find it totally fascinating. I’m almost loving driving to work each day because I love listening to the stories being told. I highly recommend it for anyone who commutes! I only wish that the podcasts were an  hour long.


So, meatloaf! I know, it’s not a pretty picture. Why is meatloaf always so hard to photograph? I’ve said it before but I just really wish it was called something else. David and I love meatloaf, and from fall-spring, depending on the weather I’ll make meatloaf once or twice a month. It’s one of those, mix it up, throw it in the oven, and dinner is ready. I like those kinds of meals. I found the inspiration for this meatloaf on no other than Pinterest. I changed it up a bit to make it work for us, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite’s. The ingredients are very simple. I don’t even saute the onions beforehand, but if you’re super grossed out by eating not completely soft onions, then take the step to saute the onions first. It doesn’t bother us though and I get to save that time.

sweetpotatoturkey3Ryder was really digging the smell of this meatloaf while I was photographing it. He was begging for a bite but poor kid-o doesn’t get to taste it. Nope, no people food for this boy.


This meal is total comfort food. I like to serve it alongside some blanched broccoli and mashed cauliflower. MMM…it’s the best! Definitely give this meatloaf a try. David admitted that he prefers a Mexican meatloaf I make (hopefully I’ll get that one on the blog sooner or later) but I love mixing it up. This is a good, easy, meatloaf recipe to keep on hand. If you bake your sweet potato the night before it’s super simple and a perfect week night meal.

Turkey Sweet Potato Meatloaf
A meatloaf that is comforting and is reminiscent of Thanksgiving dinner.
  1. 1.25 - 1.5 pounds ground turkey
  2. 1 medium sweet potato, cooked, peeled, and pureed (about 1 heaping cup)
  3. 1 small onion, diced
  4. 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  5. 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  6. 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  7. 1 tablespoon dried basil
  8. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  9. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  10. 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  11. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  12. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper slakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with oil.
  3. In a large bowl; mix together turkey, sweet potato puree, onion, garlic, flax seed meal, salt, basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, black, and crushed red pepper. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
  1. If you don't consider flax seed meal as paleo feel free to use almond meal!
Adapted from Live Healthy Easy
Adapted from Live Healthy Easy
Made In Sonoma http://www.madeinsonoma.com/


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