Turkey, thyme & leek meatloaf

Turkey, thyme & leek meatloaf

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(49 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
A yummy meatloaf that is perfect for a midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal302
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 4 large leeks, sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves removed


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 85g fresh breadcrumb
  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 2 rashers lean back bacon, fat trimmed, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then soften the leeks for 5 mins. Line the base of a 28 x 18cm baking tin with greaseproof paper.

  2. Mix the mince, thyme, two-thirds of the breadcrumbs, leeks and egg together with a little seasoning, then tip into the tin. Press the mixture firmly into the tin, then ruffle the surface with a fork. Mix the remaining breadcrumbs and bacon together and scatter over the top. Cook for 15 mins, then finish under the grill until golden and crisp on top. Serve with boiled potatoes and carrots.

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10th Jun, 2012
Really yum! I use more bacon than the recipe suggests, but instead of putting it on the top incorporate it into the rest of the mixture. Also I add grated courgette to the recipe too to up the veg content. A great recipe which is delicious hot or cold!
7th Jun, 2012
This was absolutely fantastic! You should have seen the smile on my face once I tried it the first time. A little salt (and possibly pepper) definitely adds to it, but either way it's a great meal. I'd highly recommend it!
14th Mar, 2012
Very tasty, very meaty, maybe a little heavy and could use more breadcrumbs? Correct portion size too.
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14th Mar, 2012
As standard meatloaf, I wasn't that impressed. The following day, chopped into chunks and fried as sort of meatballs with pasta and a spicy tomato sauce, it was much improved.
3rd Jan, 2012
Smashing mid-week supper. I use pork & beef mince for more flavour & fry some chopped bacon, chopped onion & a couple of crushed garlic cloves in with the leeks. I also add some freshly grated parmesan to the topping mixture. This meal freezes very well.
13th Dec, 2011
I made this last night and added a little left over pepperoni and cheese to the topping which gave an extra crunch! Lovely recipe, will be good for xmas leftovers!
19th Aug, 2011
Made this tonight and yum! As we're not watching the fat, I added extra bacon in the mix itself, while not adding any salt as it was feeding under 5s. Doubled the thyme. Didn't have any leeks, so used red onions and coarsely grated carrot, which I softened with the onions. Served with steamed broccoli and pasta. Delish!!
28th Jul, 2011
Very quick and easy to prepare. Followed suggestions and added a lot more thyme and it worked well. If I wasn't worried about the calories I would definitely suggest a lot more bacon for the top :) Testy meal though; I served with spicy red cabbage and baby sweetcorn.
8th Jul, 2011
Just had this for dinner and it was awesome. Had no leeks so I used one and a half large onions instead. Really really good.
18th Jun, 2011
Fab! Didn't do the whole breadcrumbs on top thing, did do extra bacon. Also minced turkey steaks cos it was cheaper. Had it with new potatoes simply cut in half and tossed with a table spoon of oil and a crumbled chicken stock cube and then cooked in the oven for about 20 minutes before the loaf went in so they were ready at the same time. Lovely!


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