Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf

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Air fryer turkey meatloaf has all the flavor and texture we love about classic meatloaf – just without the beef, Then we wrap the whole thing in bacon and air fryer it to perfection.

Closeup shot of slice of air fryer turkey meatloaf

If you’ve been looking for a new way to make meatloaf, then you’ve come to the right place. This delicious meatloaf uses ground turkey and your favorite classic meatloaf flavors. It’s so good!

Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf

Meatloaf is such a classic Americana dish. I’ve loved it since I was a kid, and my kids love it, too. I wanted to try something a little different, so I used ground turkey instead of beef, and it came out perfectly!

Bacon wrapped air fryer turkey meatloaf on serving plate

Ingredients

To make this recipe, you only need a few simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store.

  • ground turkey meat
  • egg
  • parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • bacon
Overhead shot of individual meatloaf ingredients on table

Instructions

It only takes five easy steps to make this delicious meatloaf!

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, egg, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 

Overhead shot of meatloaf ingredients in bowl

Step 2: Form a loaf with the meat mixture.

Overhead shot of turkey mixture formed into loaf

Step 3: Wrap slices of bacon around your loaf.

Step 4: Place it on a greased piece of aluminum foil in your air fryer basket.

Overhead shot of bacon wrapped turkey meatloaf in air fryer basket lined with foil

Step 5: Air fry at 380ºF for 50-60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.

Note: If bacon begins to crisp and brown too quickly, simply cover it with a piece of tin foil for the remainder of the cooking time.

Overheat shot of cooked turkey meatloaf in air fryer basket

Equipment

You’ll only need a few basic pieces of kitchenware to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Foil
  • Air fryer

Substitutions

Ground Beef or Pork: Of course, ground beef or pork works well.

Turkey Bacon: Make this recipe even more healthy by using turkey bacon.

Closeup shot of sliced air fryer turkey meatloaf on plate

Options

Looking for ways to change up this air fryer turkey meatloaf? Here are some suggestions.

Spicy: Add red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos for a kick of heat.

Saucy: Add a mixture of ketchup and mustard directly to the meatloaf mixture for a saucy taste.

Tips:

  • Always preheat your air fryer for proper cooking.
  • Be sure to line your air fryer basket along the bottom AND up the sides a bit. This keeps your air fryer free of juices that release while the meatloaf cooks.
Closeup shot of forkful of air fryer meatloaf

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FAQ

How long is this meatloaf good?

It will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.

How do you freeze meatloaf?

Wrap the whole meatloaf or meatloaf slices in a double layer of cling wrap, then place it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.

How do you reheat meatloaf?

Bake the meatloaf in a covered baking dish for 25 to 30 minutes at 250 degrees until heated through.

Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf

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Yield: 6 servings

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf

This air fryer turkey meatloaf is tender, juicy, and loaded with flavor. It's fully-wrapped in bacon for even more deliciousness!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ground turkey meat
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 8 slices bacon

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, egg, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 
  2. Form a loaf with the meat mixture.
  3. Wrap slices of bacon around your loaf.
  4. Place it on a greased piece of aluminum foil in your air fryer basket.
  5. Air fry at 380ºF for 50-60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.
  6. If bacon begins to crisp and brown too quickly, simply cover it with a piece of tin foil for the remainder of the cooking time.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 158Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 72mgSodium 751mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 13g

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