Turkey, thyme & leek meatloaf

Turkey, thyme & leek meatloaf

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

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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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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!
12th Jun, 2011
Loved this dish. I was amazed at the lovely flavours that came from relatively simple ingredients. So simple and quick to prepare & cook. Will def become a favourite supper dish and will make extra for cold leftovers for next day packed lunches. I used dried thyme and this seemed to work just as well as fresh.
24th May, 2011
Very tasty!
20th Oct, 2010
Really Quick and Easy Recipe! Flavours were divine!! Perfect mid-week recipe!
3rd Aug, 2010
Really tasty. I substituted thyme for oregano as our garden is going crazy with it and also added garlic. Delish!
10th May, 2010
I made this last night as dieting and this is low and its brilliant for filling you up, but overall a bit bland. Needed gravy to make it more interesting.
8th Dec, 2009
I loved this, sooo easy however it's better with gravey or cranberry sauce!
3rd Sep, 2009
I also used Pork mince instead of Turkey (I couldnt get hold of any turkey mince) but I will try again with turkey next time if possible. I really liked this and my OH loved it! I have been told I must make it again! Was pretty easy to do too and cheap. I served with cheesy courgettes.
1st Sep, 2009
I make this with grated cheese mixed with the breadcrumbs on top instead of bacon - just as nice, if not nicer! Cooking takes at least 25 minutes in my opinion though. And a good grinding of black pepper in the mixture.
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4th Aug, 2009
Really tasty, make this meatloaf regularly, favourite with all the family


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