Ground Turkey Meatloaf

When it comes to adopting healthy eating habits, I’m a huge proponent of making small changes. For instance, instead of traditional meatloaf made with ground beef, why not try our flavorful ground turkey meatloaf? You can save a few calories without sacrificing any of the flavor!

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I do prefer to use the 97% fat-free ground turkey for this meatloaf. I’s a bit juicier and will give you a little more flavor, however, if you’re accustomed to cooking with the 99% fat-free ground turkey and don’t mid that texture and flavor, you can certainly use it for this recipe to make it even lighter.

Ground Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

I love cooking with ground turkey because it’s a healthier alternative to ground beef. In fact, my ground turkey stuffed peppers continue to be one of my most popular recipes here on the blog. If you haven’t tried this recipe yet, do not miss it!

Does it produce a dish that tastes just like a dish made with ground beef? No. Turkey has its own vibe and I happen to be a fan. If you’ve never tried making ground turkey meatloaf before I highly recommend giving this recipe a shot—especially if you’re working toward improving your diet this year!

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As I said, it’s all about small changes. Swapping one ingredient for another can lead to larger changes down the line!

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On the note of healthy changes, I’m considering purchasing an air fryer. I’d love to ask your advice on this… do any of you have an air fryer, and if so, do you use it much? I just don’t want to buy one more appliance that ends up in a corner never being used. Would love your honest input in the comment section below!

I hope you love this delicious ground turkey meatloaf recipe. Pair it with some steamed veggies and a scoop of mashed potatoes and you’re golden! :)

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Ground Turkey Meatloaf

Save a few calories without sacrificing flavor with our tasty ground turkey meatloaf recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey, 97/3
  • 1 green pepper, diced small
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup, divided
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add the olive oil to a medium skillet. Saute the bell pepper, onion and the garlic until tender ( about 6 minutes). Stir in the thyme, basil, salt and the pepper and continue to saute for another minute. Add the Worcestershire sauce, ¼ cup of the ketchup and the chicken broth; stir until blended and set aside to cool. For faster cooling transfer mixture to a bowl. Mixture can still be warm when used, just not hot.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, eggs and the bread crumbs. Stir in the green pepper mixture a little at a time until well blended.
  4. Put the mixture onto the prepared pan. Shape into a loaf about 9 to 10 inches in length. Bake for one hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
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3 comments

  1. I love meatloaf looking good

    Rating: 5
  2. We bought our air fryer last spring, and use it at least 3 times a week, love it, in fact gave one each to our daughters for Christmas…..we have lost over a 100 pounds and are keeping it off, but still are able to enjoy french fries, cripsy chicken, and the sort with less calories…..its a keeper.

  3. This looks fantastic and pretty easy to make. I’ll have to put it on my meal planning list for next week. Thanks for the inspiration!

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