Turkey Meatloaf Recipe {Low Calorie Gluten Free}

This low calorie, gluten free turkey meatloaf recipe can be made three ways.

You can use a loaf pan or a cookie sheet to make a turkey meat loaf. Or you can use muffin cups to make mini turkey meatloaves!

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe Low Calorie Gluten Free

It’s easy to make a meatloaf turkey, ground turkey is so versatile and inexpensive. You can use it in place of any ground meat.

I add lots of hidden veggies in this turkey meatloaf recipe… it’s a great way to get more veggies on the dinner table without complaints.

You can use this low calorie recipe to make mini meatloaf turkey in muffin cups!

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

Making meatloaf with turkey is a great way to cut calories, and cost!

Special Tip: If you add a bit of barbecue sauce in with the turkey (my little trick)… The turkey meatloaf will have a darker color like beef, and more flavor!

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  • Turkey Meatloaf Shopping List
  • How to Make Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
  • Turkey Meatloaf Recipe (recipe card!)
  • What to Serve with Turkey Meatloaf

Check out the Turkey Meatloaf Shopping List below and screen shot it on your phone…

Turkey Meatloaf Shopping List

I make this turkey meatloaf healthy by packing it with hidden veggies. But don’t worry about picky eaters… We will hide them well so no one will know they are eating healthy meatloaf!

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

This meatloaf with turkey recipe is packed full of “good for you” ingredients.

Metabolism boosting turkey, bell peppers and onions help create the base of these healthy recipes for turkey meatloaf.

Turkey Meatloaf Shopping List:

  •   Olive oil
  •   Onion
  •   Red bell pepper
  •   Garlic
  •   Ground turkey
  •   Eggs
  •   Parmesan cheese
  •   Gluten free bread crumbs
  •   Worcestershire sauce
  •   Balsamic vinegar
  •   Italian seasoning
  •   Salt
  •   Pepper
  •   Barbecue sauce

This healthy turkey meatloaf recipe uses a lot of pantry staples. This helps make the recipe for accessible. So next time you see your favorite organic barbecue sauce on sale, buy a bottle…

I realize the list is long, but you may notice that you only need to buy 2-4 items as many ingredients for turkey meatloaf are items you already have on hand.

This recipe for meatloaf with ground turkey uses pantry staples, so you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a delicious dinner.

How to Make Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

In this section I will show you how to make meatloaf turkey recipe three ways.

Special Tip: You can make this meatloaf turkey recipe in a loaf pan, on a cookie sheet, and even make mini turkey meatloaves in a muffin tin!

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

How to Make Turkey Meatloaf:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Oil a loaf pan, baking sheet or muffin tins with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, or olive oil baking spray.
  3. In a large skillet, heat a teaspoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and continue to sauté, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until soft. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl , add the cooled onion mixture and the remaining ingredients except for 1/4 cup of the BBQ sauce. Mix with your hands until just combined (over mixing will make a tough meat loaf).
  5. Transfer the meat mixture to the loaf pan and shape it into a loaf. If you’re using a baking sheet, mold the meat loaf into a log shape. And if you’re using muffin tins, fill 2/3 full. Top with the remaining BBQ sauce.
  6. Bake for 1 hour for a loaf, or 45 minutes for mini meatloaf turkey, or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Let the turkey meat loaf rest for 10 minutes, then cut it into eight slices and serve.

What makes this turkey meatloaf best, is the barbecue sauce you add to the meat before you mix. It adds a ton of flavor, and makes the turkey meat loaf darker… closer to the color of ground beef.

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe {Low Calorie Gluten Free}

In this section you will find measurements and directions to make ground turkey meatloaf 3 ways…

  1. In a loaf pan
  2. On a cookie sheet
  3. Mini meatloaf turkey in a muffin tin

I originally made this turkey meatloaf recipe for the popular recipe site Myxx Recipes. Here you can find the full recipe, with the new addition of mini turkey meatloaves… Plus the how to video.

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe Low Calorie Gluten free

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe {Low Calorie Gluten Free}

Lose Weight By Eating
This Turkey Meatloaf Recipe is both low in calories, and gluten free!
You can use this meatloaf turkey recipe to make mini meatloaves as well as a turkey meat loaf.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 174 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 whole onion finely chopped
  • 1 whole red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 3 clove s garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup s grated parmesan
  • 3/4 cup s Gluten Free bread crumbs (or regular breadcrumbs)
  • 1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup s barbecue sauce (organic or homemade)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Oil a loaf pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, or olive oil baking spray. If you don’t have a loaf pan oil a rimmed baking sheet.
  • In a large skillet, heat a teaspoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and continue to sauté, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until soft. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl , add the cooled onion mixture and the remaining ingredients except for 1/4 cup of the BBQ sauce. Mix with your hands until just combined (over mixing will make a tough meat loaf).
  • Transfer the meat mixture to the loaf pan and shape it into a loaf. (If you’re using a baking sheet just mold the meat loaf into a log shape.) Top with the remaining BBQ sauce.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Let the meat loaf rest for 10 minutes, then cut it into eight slices and serve.

Mini Meatloaf Turkey

  • Oil muffin cups, instead of a loaf pan.
  • Add the prepared turkey meatloaf mixture to the cups, and bake for 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Let the mini turkey meatloaves rest for 10 minutes, then remove from muffin tins and serve.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 8.3gProtein: 17.9gFat: 8.6gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 1gCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dinner, gluten free, Main Course
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What to Serve with Turkey Meatloaf

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turkey meatloaf recipe sides
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Final Thoughts

Here at Lose Weight By Eating we are constantly trying to create healthy versions of your favorite meals.

We have one BIG rule… The healthy recipe must taste as good, if not better, than the full fat/calorie version.

I have written 4 best selling cookbooks on healthy food, and have cooked with some of the culinary world’s greatest. Like Rachael Ray, Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson… just to name a few.

You can be assured all of the recipes are healthy, or at least “healthier” than their full calorie versions. And best of all, they are all delicious!

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