Honey-Sesame Turkey Meatloaves with Broccolini


Adding cooked veggies to these mini meatloaves helps the lean turkey stay juicy.

sesame honey ground turkey meatloaves
Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • ½ small onion, coarsely chopped

  • ½ medium red bell pepper, coarsely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled

  • 1 (1 inch) piece peeled fresh ginger, coarsely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons peanut or canola oil, divided

  • 2 bunches broccolini, trimmed

  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce plus 2 teaspoons, divided

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Coat one large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and line another one with foil.

  2. Combine onion, bell pepper, garlic and ginger in a mini food processor. Pulse, scraping down the sides as necessary, until very finely chopped. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut (or canola) oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onion mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl and spread into a thin layer. Let cool for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, toss broccolini and scallions with the remaining 2 tablespoons peanut (or canola) oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt on the sprayed baking sheet. Spread in an even layer.

  4. Add egg, breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to the onion mixture and mix well. Add turkey and mix until well combined. Shape the mixture into four 2-by-4 inch loaves; place on the foil-lined pan.

  5. Roast the meatloaves on the top rack and the vegetables on the bottom rack until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a loaf registers 165 degrees F and the vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove both pans from the oven.

  6. Preheat broiler to high. Combine honey, sesame oil, sesame seeds and the remaining 2 teaspoons soy sauce in a small bowl. Brush the meatloaves with the mixture. Broil on the top rack until lightly browned on top, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

379 Calories
21g Fat
21g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 4g 9%
Protein 29g 57%
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Vitamin A 2452IU 49%
Vitamin C 109mg 121%
Folate 41mcg 10%
Sodium 672mg 29%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 44mg 10%
Potassium 724mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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