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Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf 

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Air fryer turkey meatloaf is moist, tender, and flavorful as it combines ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, mushrooms, and seasonings that is then cooked in the Air Fryer. Once done, a delicious glaze is spooned over the top to add another layer of delicious flavor to this dish. The best thing about this dish is that it is ready in under 1 hour.

Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf 

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that you turn to when you are feeling like the ultimate comfort dish. In our home, we alternate between our favorite meatloaf recipe, to crockpot meatloaf, as well as our mini meatloaf bites

Air Fryer Turkey Meat Loaf

But recently we have been trying to eat a little bit healthier, so we opted to make Turkey Meatloaf in the Air Fryer. It contained way less fat than traditional meatloaf and the flavor and tenderness were spot on. This is our family’s new favorite meatloaf dish! 

Air Fryer Turkey Meat Loaf

What do I need to get started?

  • Ground turkey – or chicken
  • Egg
  • Panko bread crumbs – regular or seasoned 
  • Onion 
  • Garlic 
  • Worcestershire sauce 
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt 
  • Ground black pepper 
  • Mushrooms – baby bella or white
  • Ketchup 
  • Liquid smoke – this adds flavor but can be left out
  • Brown sugar 
  • White vinegar 
  • Garlic powder

How to Make Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf

  • Preheat the air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes.
  • Combine all the meatloaf ingredients and form into 2 small loaves, or if you have mini loaf pans, spray with cooking spray and divide the meatloaf between 2 pans.

  • Cover the pans with tin foil and air fry at 400° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.  

Air Fryer Turkey Meat Loaf
  • While the meat is cooking, combine the glaze ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes.  
  • Remove the tinfoil and spread some sauce over the meatloaf. You can save the remaining sauce to serve with the meatloaf. Place in the air fryer for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite side dishes.

Air Fryer Turkey Meat Loaf

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • You want to be sure to not overmix the meat mixture. This will help it stay moist and not dry out as it cooks. 
  • You can omit the mushrooms if you prefer, but they do help the meatloaf stay moist as it cooks as well as adds flavor. 

Air Fryer Turkey Meat Loaf
  • Use a thermometer to check the meatloaf. Turkey should reach 165° in the center.
  • If you would like to, you can saute your onions, garlic, and mushrooms for a few minutes prior to adding them to your meat. This ensures they are all thoroughly cooked. I find that sometimes the onions don’t cook as much as I would like if adding them to the turkey meatloaf raw. 
Air Fryer Turkey Meat Loaf

Storage

You will want to store your turkey meatloaf in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Can you freeze air fryer turkey meatloaf?

Yes, you can freeze your cooked turkey meatloaf. You will want to let this completely cool and then you will want to wrap it in plastic and then again in foil. Place it in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy it, thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat. 

Air Fryer Turkey Meat Loaf

Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Air fryer turkey meatloaf is moist, tender, and flavorful as it combines ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, mushrooms, and seasonings that is then cooked in the Air Fryer. Once done, a delicious glaze is spooned over the top to add another layer of delicious flavor to this dish. The best thing about this dish is that it is ready in under 1 hour.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine all the meatloaf ingredients and form into 2 small loaves, or if you have mini loaf pans, spray with cooking spray and divide the meatloaf between 2 pans.
  3. Cover the pans with tin foil and air fry at 400° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.  
  4. While the meat is cooking, combine the glaze ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes.  
  5. Remove the tinfoil and spread some sauce over the meatloaf. You can save the remaining sauce to serve with the meatloaf. Place in the air fryer for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve with your favorite side dishes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 941mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 32g

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