A Turkey and Apple Meatloaf Recipe

This Turkey and Apple Meatloaf recipe is quite different. For a start, it is not made in a typical meatloaf shape as it is put in a 6 hole/cup muffin tray. I have not seen a meatloaf recipe made like this before, so it is a bit unusual but a great idea. There are relatively few ingredients so it is quite easy to make. If you have leftover sausage mince in the freezer from those sausage rolls that you were always going to make but never did then you could put it to good use here. The leftover Turkey after Thanksgiving could be put through a mincer and used for this recipe as well. I love recipes in which you get to use leftovers more creatively so they don’t look like a dish made from leftovers if you know what I mean. This Turkey and Apple Meatloaf recipe should be a winner with the family, so enjoy!

Serves 6


1 large red or green apple, peeled and coarsely grated
1 onion, finely chopped
500 g Turkey mince
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 slices bread, diced
2 teaspoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 180C.

Line a 6-hole rectangle oven tray with baking paper.

In a medium mixing bowl add apple, onion, turkey mince and egg. Mix well to combine. Divide the mixture evenly between each hole in the prepared tray, smooth the tops.

In a small bowl, add bread and oil and toss to combine. Spoon the oiled bread on top of each mini meatloaf.

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180 C or until the bread is golden and crisp.


Best eaten when freshly made

Can be served with vegetable or salad

Serve on platters as finger food with a tomato based sauce

Chicken or Sausage mince can be substituted for the Turkey mince

Can be cooked in a larger (12) cup pan to make mini versions for finger food.


Better Homes and Gardens, Page 134 – September 2008


There is a link here for a 6 hold muffin tray available on Amazon. This is to give an example to make things easier.

There is also a steel reinforced silicon version one here.

An electric processor that minces can be found here and are useful to have for many recipes.

Hand mincers are handy but only if you are likely to make your own mince meat often, otherwise it will just sit in the cupboard.

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