Turkey, thyme & leek meatloaf

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A yummy meatloaf that is perfect for a midweek meal

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 302
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 20g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 37g
  • salt 1.2g


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 large leeks, sliced
  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • 2 sprigs thyme, leaves removed
  • 85g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 rashers lean back bacon, fat trimmed, chopped


Making it seasonal
To make this dish even more seasonal, soften 200g/8oz peeled, cubed butternut squash with the leeks and add a handful of walnut pieces and cranberries to the mince.


  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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