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Turkey Meatloaf

A complete Christmas dinner in a meatloaf - food enough for Christmas day or as an alternative to your Sunday roast - yes it's that good!
Course Main
Cuisine British
Keyword Meat Loaf, Sausage Meat, Turkey Mince
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 500 g Turkey mince thigh meat
  • 400 g Pork sausage meat good quality
  • 1 Large egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp Cranberry sauce + extra 2 tbsp for top
  • 3 tbsp Breadcrumbs fresh (I keep a supply in freezer)
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Sage & onion stuffing mix dry
  • ¼ tsp Salt flakes
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • ½ tsp Onion granules
  • 6 Slices Dry cured smoked streaky bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 175⁰C.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the bacon and extra cranberry sauce into a bowl and mix well with your hand.
  3. Put in a loaf tin, mine was 22cm x 11 ½cm (no need to grease).
  4. Spread the extra cranberry sauce across the top and then lay the streaky bacon strips across the top, overlapping.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 70 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 71⁰C.
  6. Allow meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes in tin.
  7. Pour away the juices and place on a serving dish
  8. To serve remove the bacon and slice meatloaf, serving with a slice of bacon.
  9. Serve with gravy, roast potatoes and vegetables for a roast dinner experience.