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Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey MeatloafServes 6

Free of: All top allergens, except egg (alternative suggested) and gluten-free.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 sweet onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 lbs (1.4 kg) raw ground turkey
  • 2 eggs (or equivalent egg replacer)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) rice cereal
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh parsley, chopped
  • Pinch of each salt and pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a skillet, sauté onions and garlic in vegetable oil until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients including cooled onion and garlic. Mix well with your hands and divide into 6 equal portions. Mould into dome-shaped rounds and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

4. Place in oven for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.

5. Serve with cabbage bundles and Quick Tomato Sauce (below).
Quick Tomato Sauce
Free of: All top allergens.


  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 19 oz (540 mL) cans diced tomatoes [look for sulphite-free brands]
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste [look for sulphite-free brands]
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté until soft.
2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, salt and pepper and cook for a further 10 minutes.
3. Let cool and, in a food processor, purée until smooth.
4. Ladle over meatloaf.

Recipe by Simon Clarke
Food photography, Chris Gonzaga

First published in Allergic Living magazine, Winter 2008. To order that issue or to subscribe, click here.

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