Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf


This cheesy turkey version is a family favorite spin on meatloaf.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 meatloaf


  • cooking spray

  • ½ sweet onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 pounds ground turkey

  • 1 pound processed cheese (such as Velveeta®), cubed

  • ½ cup crushed buttery round crackers

  • cup ketchup

  • 1 egg

  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste (Optional)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • aluminum foil

  • ¼ cup ketchup, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Spray a medium skillet with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic and saute until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  3. Mix ground turkey, cheese cubes, crushed crackers, 1/3 cup ketchup, egg, garlic salt, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooled onion and garlic mixture and mix until well combined. Transfer to the prepared loaf pan. Place the loaf pan on a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil.

  4. Cook in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove foil and drain any excess juices from the loaf pan. Top meatloaf with ketchup and cook, uncovered, until no longer pink in the center, about 30 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

406 Calories
24g Fat
13g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 406
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 1093mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 356mg 27%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 479mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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