Meatloaf. It’s so meat & potatoes midwest right? Well, this is not yo mama’s meatloaf. (Anybody watch that show?) This perfect meatloaf meal was inspired by a My Fit Foods meal (more on them soon) and I recreated it at home for a bunch of meals this week. I’m really trying to focus on recipes that are easy, family-friendly and don’t require “weird health foods” – the main purpose of this blog is to share ideas to make life healthier in an easy, approachable way. If you have family-favorites that you’d like a nutrition makeover for, let me know!

Lean turkey is the center of this meal, rounded out with sweet potatoes (and a pat of grass-fed butter) and steamed green beans. This meal is filling, healthy and pretty easy to pull together. The meatloaf takes an hour to bake, and while its in the oven you can bake, boil, or microwave the sweet potatoes and steam the green beans. The recipe makes 8 servings so depending on your appetite, you can freeze half of it for later like I did!

Turkey Meatloaf

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Keywords: bake entree gluten-free high protein low-carb American fall winter


Ingredients (8 servings)

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or bread crumbs
  • 2-3 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • salt, pepper, red pepper flakes


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients until mixed well. (hands work well!)

Form into 2 loaf-shapes on pans sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake for 60 minutes, until cooked through.

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Nutrition facts for 1 serving meatloaf:


13 Comments (Reply )

  1. mehmet ezel
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    Nice and delicious meal.


  2. Kurt Jacobson
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    Beats dead cow meatloaf anyday. Might work well with bison? I like the absense of eggs in this recipe.


  3. herbalife
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Meat means protein.But we also need herbal protein which is poor for fat.


  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    I love meals like this – I’ve been thinking of more meals that I can make and bring to reheat for lunch at work. I think this would be a great one!


  5. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    meatloaf is totally midwest. but i am from the midwest so i totally love it. turkey meatloaf is newer to me, but still really good!!


  6. Alysha @Shesontherun
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    My mom used to make us meatloaf all the time in winter. I probably haven’t had it in years. I love how this one uses ground turkey.


  7. Maria Tadic
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    This is a great revamped recipe! Back in my “meat-eating” days I used make meatloaf in a muffin pan. Lots of crispy bits and already preportioned serving sizes! Great for freezing too!


  8. erin
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

    Adding to the dinner rotation! YUM.


  9. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Mar 09, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    I love your attitude towards creating healthy foods! I like to experiment, but it is annoying sometimes when recipes call for at least five ‘weird’ ingredients like flax meal, wheat germ, kefir, kombucha, etc. (I have no idea what I’m making). Sometimes I just want a healthy meal using good ol’ produce and lean meat.


  10. Bethy
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    Sweet potatoes are easily the best thing ever. I don’t know how I feel about turkey meatloaf, but worth a try! Thanks!


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