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

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
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Ingredients 

  • ½ cup ketchup Paleo
  • 4 tablespoons coconut liquid aminos* divided
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning divided
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 ½ cups onion finely diced
  • 1 cup carrots thinly grated*
  • ½ cup ketchup Paleo
  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  • For the Meatloaf Glaze: Combine the ketchup, 2 tablespoons coconut liquid aminos, honey, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside until ready to use.
  • For the Meatloaf: In a large bowl combine turkey, onion, carrots, ketchup, whisked egg, almond flour, 2 tablespoons coconut aminos, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Mix by hand until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Press the meatloaf mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Cover pan with a piece of aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour, remove the foil, and continue cooking for 15-30 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 slicing and serving.
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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. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Dana! That’s a great substitute for a sweetener, I’m glad it turned out. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment.

  1. 4 stars
    Taste was great, but mine didn’t bind for some reason and totally crumbled when I went to cut it after the oven 🙁

    1. Try letting it sit at room temperature for a little bit before cutting into it and see if that helps! Thanks for your feedback, Rachael!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this with home-made Whole 30 ketchup (no sugar), and I used a flax-seed faux egg (1T ground flax seed and 3T water; stir and let sit for 15 minutes). I divided it into 8 little loaves, and baked for 30 minutes.
    My whole family loved it. Thank you!

    1. What a cute idea to make into little loaves, Elsie! So happy you enjoyed the meatloaf recipe. Thanks for your comment and rating!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is great. I skipped the ketchup and the glaze because I have problems with Nightshade (Tomato) and it still tasted great. I am really happy to have found a good Turkey Meatloaf.

    1. That’s so great to know that it works without the ketchup/glaze! Thanks so much for the comment/rating!

  4. What can i use instead of carrots. My husband has a sensitivity to carrots. I love that there are no eggs.

    1. Hi Joni! Sorry to hear about your hubby’s sensitivity, but I think sweet potatoes will work just great in place of the carrots. I have not personally tried them, but would love to know what you think! Also, there is 1 egg in the meatloaf and it’s pretty crucial to getting it to hold it’s shape. You can always try using a flax or chia egg in place of it, though!

  5. 5 stars
    Made this recipe with G Hughes sugar free ketchup and this was an instant hit! the tangy sweet flavors blended well in the mouth and there was always something new to taste with each bite. The second day leftovers were even better. If you’re on the fence, get off it and make this meatloaf!

    1. That’s awesome, Ray! I haven’t tried G Hughes ketchup yet, but definitely need to! And yes, the leftovers are out-of-this-world! Thanks so much for your comment and rating 🙂

  6. Recommend something other than Almond Flour? My daughter and husband both have allergies to nuts and trying Paleo diets for the first time.

    1. Hi Christie!! You can always try cassava flour! It has a pretty similar texture to regular flour and is OK for people with nut allergies. I would recommend Otto’s cassava flour for the best results!