Both meat-lovers and not-so-much-meat-lovers cannot seem to get enough of this Ground Turkey Paleo Meatloaf!  Secretly loaded with veggies, healthy protein, filling fats and makes an excellent low-carb, dairy-free, and gluten-free meatloaf recipe.

A picture of a sliced Paleo Meatloaf made with ground turkey.

Fighting over a Gluten-Free Meatloaf

Some of you may know, but others may not… My hubby is not a huge meat lover.

So when I decided to create a gluten-free and Paleo turkey meatloaf I was almost certain I would be eating it all by myself.

But boy was I wrong.

When the urge to try and “hide” my most recent recipe creation kicks in, I know we have a winner on our hands.

Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to try and bury a meatloaf in a counter-depth refrigerator, so instead, we duked it out until the end… figuratively, of course.

Paleo turkey meatloaf recipe on a slab with garnish.

What Makes this Ground Turkey Paleo Meatloaf Recipe a Superstar?

This Paleo meatloaf is a superstar for a few reasons:

  • It is made with lean ground turkey.
    • You can use 93/7 or 99/1.
  • It is secretly loaded with vegetables.
  • Almond flour is used in place of breadcrumbs.
  • Refined sugar-free ketchup is used.
  • Lots of yummy spices and herbs!

So in a word… this gluten-free Paleo meatloaf tastes amazing AND is super nutritious for you.

Gluten-free meatloaf with ground turkey on a slab for dinner.

Nutrition Breakdown of this Paleo Turkey Meatloaf

There are a few incredible ingredients in this low-carb and gluten-free meatloaf recipe that make it FULL of nutrients:

  • Carrots: these orange vegetables are full of beta-carotene, Vitamin K, and fiber.
  • Almond flour: full of Vitamin E, healthy fats, and protein.
  • Paleo ketchup: is loaded with lycopene-rich tomatoes and sweetened with honey.

Gluten-free Ground Turkey Meatloaf sliced on a slab.

How Do I know when the Meatloaf is Done Cooking?

That’s a great question!

Do you have a meat thermometer?  If you don’t, you should totally pick one up.

Meat thermometers are the perfect way to check to see if meats are completely cooked without cutting into the finished product.

In this case, I like to cook my meatloaf to an internal temperature of 165-170 degrees Fahrenheit.  This ensures there is no pink meat left!

Paleo meatloaf on a table with two forks on the side.

How Can You Evolve this Paleo Meatloaf?

While this ground turkey meatloaf recipe is already gluten-free, Paleo, and low-carb, there are a few other changes you can make:

  • Feel free to use gluten-free soy sauce if you are not on a Paleo or soy-free diet.
  • Use Whole30 approved ketchup and leave out the honey if you want a Whole30 meatloaf recipe.
  • Change up the spices!  Feel free to use dried oregano, basil, rosemary, or thyme instead of the Italian seasonings.

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Ground Turkey Paleo Meatloaf | Gluten-Free

Both meat-lovers and not-so-much-meat-lovers cannot seem to get enough of this Ground Turkey Paleo Meatloaf!  Secretly loaded with veggies, healthy protein, filling fats and makes an excellent low-carb, dairy-free, and gluten-free meatloaf recipe.
Yield 8 servings
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 1 hour 20 minutes
Total 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 lbs. ground turkey 93/7
  • 1 ½ cups onion finely diced
  • 1 cup carrots thinly grated*
  • ½ cup ketchup Paleo
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut liquid aminos*
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasonings dried

Meatloaf Glaze:

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine turkey, onion, carrots, ketchup, whisked egg, almond flour, coconut aminos, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings. Mix by hand until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Fill the loaf pan with meatloaf mixture.
  • For the Meatloaf Glaze:
  • Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Pour glaze evenly over meatloaf.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 75-90 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165-170 degrees.  (You can check this by using a meat thermometer.)
  • Let meatloaf sit for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!  See this recipe in Meal Plan #5.

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4.26 from 35 votes

Notes

  • Grate carrots using a grating (or shredding) disc on a food processor. Store bought grated carrots will be too thick.
  • Can also use gluten-free soy sauce if not Paleo or allergic to soy.
  •  If you are keto, use no sugar added ketchup to bring the total carbs down to 13 grams and dietary fiber to 3 grams.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 756mg, Potassium: 554mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 2905IU, Vitamin C: 4.4mg, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 2.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. This recipe is a winner! Love that it is Whole30 compliant and that my picky teenage son, unbeknownst to him that he was eating a super nutritious meal, downed it enthusiastically without his usual “what’s in this?” skepticism when trying something new. So happy to discover my new guilt-free go-to meatloaf recipe.

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Corinne! I’m so glad even picky teenagers like this one. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

  2. 5 stars
    So good! Have never made meatloaf without breadcrumbs and was super apprehensive but wow was I happily surprised! The carrots and almond flour worked so well to keep the loaf moist. And the flavor was great! You always expect turkey in a meatloaf to be bland but this was full of flavor! Thanks for a great recipe! This will be a go-to for me!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Kristin! I love the simple changes to make it healthier. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  3. 5 stars
    This meatloaf has been my go to the past year! My family is so in love with this recipe and it’s even better with it being paleo!! I currently have one in the oven and can’t wait to eat! Thank you for this amazing recipe! !

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Shelley! I love that it’s Paleo and tastes great. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  4. 5 stars
    This is on our bi-weekly rotation! I use grass fed ground beef instead of turkey and coconut sugar and Primal Kitchen ketchup for the glaze. SO good!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Caitlin! So awesome to hear you make this regularly. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!