Turkey Meatloaf with Veggies

Turkey Meatloaf with Veggies Recipe, Gluten-Free

January 14, 2022

If you are looking for a healthy meatloaf recipe, try this gluten-free Turkey Meatloaf with Veggies. It uses lower-fat ground turkey, almond flour, lots of veggies and spices to make a tasty weeknight dinner. This is also a low-carb meatloaf recipe too.

My sister-in-law Gayle was the first person I know to make meatloaf with ground turkey and veggies. After my mother died, she often came to my dad’s house to make dinner for everyone (because not only is she an excellent cook, she is very sweet like that) and this was one of my favorite dishes she made.

This Turkey Meatloaf with Veggies recipe is based on Gayle’s delicious turkey meatloaf and one that my family loves it. It’s a good way to sneak some veggies into your dinner.

Turkey Meatloaf with Veggies

Recipe by: Denise Wright of My Life Cookbook
Makes 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 30 minutes; Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup sweet bell peppers*
  • 1/2 cup zucchini*
  • 1/4 cup carrot*
  • 1/4 cup onion*
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • barbecue sauce or ketchup for glaze, optional

Directions

  1. * Note for the raw vegetables, I added everything to the food processor to chop them finely. However, when listing the ingredients I wanted to give approximate amounts. I used roughly 1/2 of a small zucchini, 1/4 red bell pepper, and 1/4 yellow red pepper, 1/2 small carrot, and 1/4 of a regular-sized onion.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. In a food processor add onion and garlic and pulse until very fine. Add to a mixing bowl.
  4. Next add carrot, zucchini, and peppers to the processor and then to the mixing bowl after it's been chopped.
  5. Discard any liquid from the veggies.
  6. Add Worcestershire sauce, spices, egg, almond flour, and cheese to the mixing bowl and mix well.
  7. Finally, add the ground turkey and mix well.
  8. Spray a piece of aluminum foil that has been placed on a baking sheet and form the meatloaf mixture into the desired form. Mine always looks like a football.
  9. Add a bit of barbecue sauce or ketchup to the top and spread evenly all over the meatloaf. This is optional. I grew up with ketchup on top but my husband prefers barbecue sauce. It's tasty enough without either though.
  10. Baking in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Actual baking time may vary depending on the thickness of your loaf. Let the meatloaf rest for a few minutes before serving.

Notes

  • *I used approximately 1/2 small zucchini, 1/4 onion, 1/2 small carrot, and 1/4 of both a red and yellow pepper. I used approximate cup measurements in the recipe card but I did not measure exactly as I put everything in the food processor.
  • Also, if the chopped vegetables have a lot of liquid try to squeeze it or pour it out before adding to the rest of the ingredients.
  • The type of turkey meat you use is up to you. I think I only had the option of being 93% fat-free at the time. It won't make much difference in flavor so that will be your preference.
  • For this recipe to be gluten-free you must use the almond flour and a Worcestershire sauce. (Lea Perrins brand which is gluten-free). If you are on a Paleo or low carb diet you also want to use Paleo ketchup or barbecue sauce.
  • You can also make this in muffin tins if you like. Sometimes I make the muffins and freeze them for a quick lunch for myself.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

Calories 315; Carbohydrates 10 grams; Fat 20 grams; Protein 24 grams

Turkey Meatloaf with Veggies

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Denise Wright has a love for food, family and all things related to a healthy life style. She has spent years dieting and am now at a place where she just wants to find a healthy yet satisfying way of eating for life. In doing so she has created a website called My Life Cookbook that has over 1,000 delicious quick and easy low carb dishes.
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