Delicious Turkey Meatloaf

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A Meatloaf Recipe best for healthy eating! An easy beef & turkey meatloaf with hidden veggies, and flavorful topping. How to make meatloaf lean & delicious!

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How to Make Delicious Turkey Meatloaf

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Why is this Meatloaf Recipe “Best?”

The mixture of lean beef and turkey makes this easy meatloaf a healthier alternative to a traditional meatloaf as it’s a little bit leaner!  It’s also kept extra moist because it has some sneaky little veggies hidden in it. The addition of turkey lightens this meatloaf up in calories, and I find it much richer and flavorful than a typical 100% ground turkey meatloaf.

I love the zesty addition of Chili Sauce, but feel free to use ketchup in its place if you don’t have it! If you are not familiar with Chili Sauce, it is NOT spicy but is just a deliciously zesty sauce similar to ketchup but less sweet.

This healthy meatloaf recipe is always a huge hit and tastes great cold the next day!  The leftovers from this recipe were used to create my Mushroom Swiss Patty Melts (and there were only leftovers because I actually hid them in the fridge).  :)

Delicious Turkey Meatloaf

Lean ground turkey, onions and a little bit of bacon create a delicious and moist meatloaf!  My whole family loves this!


  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup ketchup , divided
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce , divided
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 slices bacon , divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a pan with foil and top with parchment paper or spray well with no stick spray.
  2. Cook onion and butter in a pan until onion is translucent (about 5 minutes). Let cool. In a bowl, stir together onions, parsley, bread crumbs, milk, egg, 1/4 cup each ketchup and chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper and 3 slices of the bacon, finely diced. Add in turkey and mix just until combined, do not overmix.
  3. Form into a loaf about 4″ wide and 3″ high. Top with remaining 3 slices of bacon. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. Combine remaining ketchup and chili sauce. Spread on top of the bacon for the last 15 minutes of baking.

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4 comments on “Delicious Turkey Meatloaf”

  1. Is the bacon cooked before you add it to the mixture? I know the ones you add to the top are most likely raw, but wasnt to sure about the bacon mixed in, thank you in advance!

  2. Does this recipe call for ground ..raw turkey?

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