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Apple, Sage and Turkey Meatloaf

Serves 8
Time 1 hr 20 min
This moist and delicious meatloaf lets the deep, rich flavor of turkey shine through. Shredded apple adds moisture and a light sweetness to the mix, and sage makes it irresistibly fragrant.
Ingredients
  • 2 apples, cored, peeled and grated
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2/3 cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 2 pounds ground turkey, preferably a mix of white and dark meat
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce, plus more for serving
Method

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine apples, onion, bread crumbs and milk in a large bowl and let stand 5 minutes to soften bread crumbs. 

Add turkey, sage, egg, salt and pepper and mix until combined. 

Scrape the mixture onto the baking sheet. 

With water-moistened hands, shape the mixture into a loaf about 10 inches long and 5 inches wide. 

Spread top of loaf with 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce, and bake until meatloaf is lightly browned and cooked through (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should register 165°F), 50 to 60 minutes.

Let meatloaf sit 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve with warmed tomato sauce if desired.

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  • 2 apples, cored, peeled and grated
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2/3 cup Italian-style dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 2 pounds ground turkey, preferably a mix of white and dark meat
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce, plus more for serving