Turkey Meatloaf

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If you're looking for a delicious and healthy low-carb alternative to traditional meatloaf, this low-carb Turkey Meatloaf recipe is the perfect choice. Made with lean ground turkey and packed with flavorful herbs and spices, this dish is satisfying, easy to make, and fits well into a low-carb or keto lifestyle. 

There are several benefits to enjoying low-carb Turkey Meatloaf:

  • Low in Carbohydrates: Traditional meatloaf recipes often include high-carb ingredients like breadcrumbs or fillers. But this low-carb turkey meatloaf recipe significantly reduces the carbohydrate content. It's a great choice for individuals following a low-carb or keto diet, allowing them to enjoy a comforting meal while keeping their carbohydrate intake in check.
  • Lean Protein Source: Turkey is a lean meat that provides a good source of high-quality protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues, supporting muscle growth and maintenance, and promoting satiety. Incorporating lean turkey into your diet can help you meet your protein needs without excessive fat or carbohydrates.
  • Lower in Saturated Fat: Compared to traditional meatloaf made with ground beef, low-carb turkey meatloaf is naturally lower in saturated fat. Reducing saturated fat intake can be beneficial for heart health and overall well-being. Choosing lean ground turkey further reduces the fat content while still providing ample flavor and texture.
  • Nutrient-Dense: Turkey is packed with essential nutrients, including B vitamins (such as vitamin B6 and niacin), iron, zinc, and selenium. These nutrients play vital roles in energy production, immune function, and maintaining optimal health. By incorporating low-carb turkey meatloaf into your diet, you're adding valuable nutrients to your meal.
  • Versatile and Flavorful: Low-carb turkey meatloaf is a versatile dish that can be customized to suit your taste preferences. You can add various herbs, spices, or low-carb sauces to enhance the flavor. This allows you to enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal while still adhering to your low-carb lifestyle.
  • Weight Management: Choosing low-carb options can be helpful for weight management. With reduced carbohydrates and the satiating effects of protein, low-carb turkey meatloaf can help you feel fuller for longer, potentially reducing overall calorie intake. This can be beneficial for individuals looking to maintain a healthy weight or achieve weight loss goals.
  • Easy to Prepare: Making low-carb turkey meatloaf is relatively simple and requires minimal preparation. With just a few ingredients and straightforward instructions, you can have a nutritious and tasty meal on the table in no time.

This low-carb Turkey Meatloaf recipe is a fantastic option for a satisfying and healthy meal. Give this recipe a try and enjoy its savory flavors.

      Turkey Meatloaf

      Prep Time: 10 minutes
      Cook Time: 50 minutes
      Yield: 6 servings
      Category: Main
      Cuisine: American

      Description: Get ready to enjoy a comforting and guilt-free meal that the whole family will love!


      • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of avocado oil, to cook with
      • 20 white button mushrooms (7 oz or 200 g), finely chopped
      • 1/4 medium onion (1 oz or 28 g), diced
      • 2 garlic cloves (6 g), peeled and minced
      • 1 lb (450 g) ground turkey
      • 1 egg, lightly whisked
      • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of coconut cream
      • 1 Tablespoon (3 g) of Italian seasoning
      • 2 teaspoons (10 g) of salt, or to taste 
      • 6 slices of bacon (6 oz or 168 g)
      • Coconut oil, to grease the loaf pan


                                          1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil or line it with parchment paper and set aside.
                                          2. Add the avocado oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the skillet and saute until browned. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
                                          3. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, whisked egg, mushrooms mixture, coconut cream, Italian seasoning, and salt. Place the mixture in the prepared loaf pan. Cover the top of the meatloaf with the bacon, tucking the ends between the meatloaf and the inside of the loaf pan.
                                          4. Place the loaf pan in the oven and bake for 50 minutes until cooked through. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 165°F (74°C).
                                          5. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

                                                                  Nutrition: (Estimated and based on per-serving amounts.)

                                                                  • Calories: 209   
                                                                  • Fat: 20 g   
                                                                  • Total Carbs: 2 g   
                                                                  • Fiber: 1 g   
                                                                  • Sugar: 1 g   
                                                                  • Net Carbs: 1 g   
                                                                  • Protein: 5 g

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