This turkey meatloaf recipe is easy to make and easy on your blood sugar.
Now, I should say that if you eat too much of anything, it’s likely your sugars will spike. Even if you’re eating protein. But in reasonable amounts, a meatloaf recipe like this is a great way to get your protein in and feel satisfied after your meal.
How To Make This Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
This is a super simple process. The basic idea is to sauté the vegetables first to give them the most flavor. Once that’s done, you just have to let them cool enough to handle them and then mix everything together and bake it in a loaf pan.
What to serve with turkey meatloaf
This is a pretty standard dish that classically pairs well with mashed potatoes and a side of veggies. But when you’re pre-diabetic, it’s best to avoid the mashed potatoes. So I always serve mine with a side of whatever vegetables I feel like having, but I roast them to give them really great flavor. I find that if my sides are well flavored and filling, then I don’t miss things like potatoes.
Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
- 1 cup chopped red onions
- 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 4 medium garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 2 lb. ground turkey
- 1 tsp. dried, ground rosemary
- 1/2 tsp. salt (I use pink salt)
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Prepare all the onions and mushrooms and sauté them in a skillet in the oil until they are cooked down and slightly browned. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the garlic and dried thyme and continue stirring.
- Removed from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Put the ground meat and the remaining ingredients as well as the mushroom mixture into a large mixing bowl and either knead with your hands or stir well with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Place the meat into a loaf pan and spread out so the meat is spread evenly.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F. on a meat thermometer. If you want a crunchier top crust, you can cook for an additional five minutes without anything burning.