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Turkey Oatmeal Meatloaf with Apricot Glaze

Great way to sneak in veggies. without compromising taste, texture, and presentation.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup Half-and-Half or whole milk
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Onions medium, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Carrots shredded
  • 2 stalks Celery finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 20 oz. Turkey ground
  • 1/3 cup Parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Dry Italian seasonings Basil, Oregano, Marjoram, Rosemary
  • Pepper to taste
  • Kosher Salt to taste

Apricot Glaze

  • 3 tbsp Apricot preserves
  • 3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper flakes optional


  • In a large bowl combine oatmeal and half and half. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a saute pan. Over medium heat cook the onions, carrots, and celery until golden brown, approximately 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • In the bowl with the softened oatmeal stir in eggs and add cooked vegetables.
  • Add ground turkey. 
  • Add Dry Italian seasonings, salt, pepper, garlic, fresh parsley, and mix well.
  • On a sheet pan shape 4 individual meat loafs or just one. 
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until meatloaf is golden brown. 
  • Cover meatloaf generously with the apricot glaze and send it back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.

Apricot Glaze

  • Combine preserves, vinegar, and salt in a small saucepan and stir over low heat.
  • Stir until the consistency of syrup. Turn off the heat.
  • Add red pepper flakes.   
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