Clean Eating Turkey Meatloaf

This turkey meatloaf recipe is incredibly moist and delicious. Adding caramelized onions makes the flavor exceptional.

Turkey Meatloaf

Hubby came up with another recipe for us! I could get used to this.  He came up with this turkey meatloaf recipe while my daughter and I were visiting his mother in Florida.  Poor thing never gets to go with us because of his work schedule in the Spring, but he is so sweet to let us go and escape the cold, snowy days of New England every year.   I think he made this 3 times for himself while we were away.  Boys!

As much as I love to cook, I do like a night off every now and then.  I’ll throw out a “hey Hon, do you want to make your famous meatloaf tonight?”  I stay out of the kitchen (most of the time), he feels needed. All is good!   :-)

This turkey meatloaf is so moist and the flavor is fabulous! I really think it has to do with sauteing the onion and garlic first until they are nice and caramelized.  I completely passes the kid friendly test too.  Double bonus!

I usually like to make 2 meatloaves at a time.  They are perfect to freeze and have for those days when you are struggling for time.

Serve this with Sweet Potatoes or Cauliflower Rice and Greens Peas with Sauteed Onions or Roasted Brussel Sprouts for the perfect healthy meal.

INGREDIENTS

2 TBSP of coconut oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup onion, chopped

(1) 20 oz package of 99% Fat Free ground turkey meat

1/2 cup breadcrumbs or 2 pieces of Ezekiel bread, toasted and broken into pieces.

1 egg (or 1/4 cup liquid egg whites)

1/4 cup ketchup

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Turkey Meatloaf

DIRECTIONS:

1. Melt coconut oil in a saute pan.

2. Cook onion and garlic in melted oil for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Place the cooked onion and garlic in a large bowl to cool for 5 minutes.

4. Mix turkey, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, and pepper with onion mixture.

5. Shape into a “Loaf” and place in a Glass Baking Dish

6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes or until cooked completely through.

ENJOY!

Turkey Meatloaf

 

4.8 from 4 reviews
Clean Eating Turkey Meatloaf
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 TBSP of coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • (1) 20 oz package of 99% Fat Free ground turkey eat
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs or 2 pieces of Ezekiel bread, toasted and broken into pieces.
  • 1 egg (or ¼ cup liquid egg whites)
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Directions
  1. Melt coconut oil in a saute pan.
  2. Cook onion and garlic in melted oil for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place the cooked onion and garlic in a large bowl to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix turkey, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, and pepper with onion mixture.
  5. Shape into a "Loaf" and place in a glass baking dish.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes or until cooked completely through.

 

Try these other healthy recipes using ground turkey too:

Healthy Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Zucchini Poppers4

Comments

  1. says

    My friend substitutes turkey for just about any traditional ground beef meal. I am not a huge fan of ground turkey but will definitely be trying this one! Looks delicious!

  2. Jocelyn says

    I made this for lunch today, and everyone loved it! I know this sounds strange, but I baked it in a pie pan instead of a loaf pan. I find meatloaf cooks faster and more evenly this way, without risk of drying out on top. Also, it’s easier to cut and serve. (I guess you could say it’s more of a meat pie than a meat loaf, but it tastes just the same!)

    • Sherri says

      That is a fabulous idea!! I’m going to try it myself next time I make it! I love learning something new :-)

  3. says

    Your husband is a GENIUS! Healthy. Caramelized onions. Comfort food. On a side note, I love when I can convince my husband to cook, too. I sometimes underestimate his abilities and a girl needs to be reminded the man can cook!

  4. says

    We eat ground turkey quite a bit. I’ve made a meatloaf with it before and wasn’t a fan. Now, I read your recipe and so going to try it with the onions carmelized. I love turkey burgers so that is as far as we get. Your recipes just inspired me. I like how you suggested what to pair it with. I do that too in my recipes, a nice touch for the newbie cooks. Linking from Pieced Pastimes.

  5. says

    we love cooking with ground turkey – not only is it healthier but the meat will pick up the flavors of the spices and seasonings so well! This recipe sounds delish and I can’t wait to give it a try. Hubby LOVES meatloaf!

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