Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Meatloaf Recipe with a Yummy Honey Mustard Topping
We never met a meatloaf we didn’t love and this one is yummy and healthy filled with sweet potatoes! Sweet Potato Meatloaf is a perfect blend of ground turkey, sweet potatoes, and some mustard and spices.
Meatloaf is comfort food at its finest – but here’s what happens when you combine comfort and nutritious foods! You get healthy & delicious!
This meatloaf is made with grated sweet potato and a scrumptious honey mustard topping that is perfect for family meals.
Kids will love this meatloaf. The sweet potato melts into the meat loaf leaving a sweet & savory taste that even kids will love. Serve with some brown rice or just a vegetable loaded salad.
Don’t forget to make extra honey mustard sauce to drizzle over each serving of meatloaf and it’s also delicious over brown rice.
Ingredients for Sweet Potato Meatloaf
- Ground Turkey
- Olive Oil
- Sweet Potatoes
- Dried Parsley
- Dijon Mustard
- Dried Sage
- Salt & pepper
Healthy and Delicious - Turkey Sweet Potato Meatloaf.
- 1 lb. ground turkey (94% fat only)
- 1 small onion, diced very fine
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups grated sweet potato (about 1 medium sweet potato)
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons dried sage leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Meatloaf Topping: 1 tablespoon of honey mixed with 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute onions in olive oil until tender. Add the 2 cups of grated sweet potato in with the onions and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until potatoes start to get soft.
Lightly salt & pepper while cooking.
Add the ground turkey to a large bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.
Let the sweet potatoes cool for a few minutes and then blend everything lightly using your hands.
Try not to over mix.
Form into a meatloaf shape and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Drizzle the honey mustard topping on top of the meatloaf and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Let the sweet potatoes and onions cool before mixing. One trick to the best meatloaf is not to over mix the meat.
How to Keep Meatloaf Moist when Cooking? Use your hands to gently mix the ingredients. For a moist meatloaf, form the meatloaf shape using your hands. Do not use a meatloaf pan but lay the meatloaf on a foil-lined baking sheet like below.
Spray a sheet of foil with nonstick spray and lay on a cookie sheet. Smooth out the meatloaf using the back of a spoon.
How Do you Keep Turkey Meatloaf from Falling Apart?
The binding ingredients of eggs and dried breadcrumbs helps to keep the meatloaf from falling apart after it’s had a chance to cool. If you enjoy your meatloaf a little firmer, add a touch more of the breadcrumbs.
Do you Cook Turkey Meatloaf Covered with Foil or Uncovered?
We always cook the meatloaf uncovered to give the outer part of the meatloaf a nice crust yet keeping the insides nice and juicy.
What to Serve with Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Meatloaf
We like to serve a healthy tossed salad with our meatloaf – what to add to a healthy salad
Mashed Potatoes or a Baked Potato
Whole Green Beans with Lemon and Butter
Why we Love Sweet Potatoes!
Sweet potatoes are super nutritious and filled with fiber. You can read why to add more sweet potatoes to your diet right here… We love to cook with sweet potatoes – try these roasted sweet potato cubes.
Try our Pork and Sweet Potato Stew! Great family recipe everyone will love!
Love meatloaf? You will love our Basic Homemade Meatloaf Recipe just like Grandma used to make or our Turkey Apple Meatloaf.