Turkey Stuffing Loaf

Paleo Turkey Meatloaf

I love the flavors of Thanksgiving but I’m really more about the side dishes than the main event. To me, turkey is just a protein-carrier for all of the delicious vegetables that surround it. I do, however, love meatballs and meatloaf and a variety of other quick, often portable, ground meat dishes. I use them for quick lunches and post-workout snacks and a protein hit when I need it. It’s a good thing I had some of this one for lunch on the day I made it because after that it became my husband’s favorite thing in the fridge and I had to arm wrestle him for it every time. Unfortunately for me, he’s quite strong.

I really hope you enjoy this meatloaf that tastes just like a turkey dinner. All you need is some cranberry sauce and you’re good to go!

Turkey Stuffing Loaf

1 lb. ground turkey (mine was a blend of white and dark)

1 tsp. bacon grease

1/2 onion, diced about 1/2 c.

2 celery stalks, diced about 1/3 c.

1 medium carrot, diced about 1/3 c.

1 Tbsp. parsley, minced

1 tsp. fresh sage, minced (about 3 leaves)

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 egg

1/4 c. almond flour


1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt bacon grease, in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the onion, celery, and carrot until just soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley and sage, remove from the heat, and let cool slightly.

2) Put ground turkey, spices, egg, and almond flour in a large bowl. Add the veggie mixture to it and combine thoroughly. Use your hands – they work best. The mixture will be quite wet.

3) Put the mixture on a baking sheet and form into a loaf shape, approximately 5x7x1. Let rest for 10 minutes before placing in the oven and cooking for 45 minutes. It should be firm and springy when you poke it.

4) Remove from the oven, let rest, and slice.

Serves 3-4


11 thoughts on “Turkey Stuffing Loaf

  1. Can’t wait to try this one! I love how all of your recipes use ingredients I’m likely to have on hand or can easily pick up at a normal grocery store. They are so accessible and delicious– they’re building my confidence as a budding chef (or at least cook, for starters)! Both T and I have marveled at how little we’ve ordered out the last couple of weeks yet how WELL we’ve been eating. Very happy for this life change; thanks for being supportive on so many levels! Its great to have your blog here for company and ‘sage’ advise (hehe)!

    • Seriously – I can’t wait to try this one again! It went very quickly in our house.

      I am so happy that you are enjoying staying in! It’s fun to go out sometimes, but I really think the best food is made at home. Have fun!

  2. This is another favorite of mine. I love this as much as your Shepherds pie. Thanks for all your great experimentation that turns into great food.

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  6. This turkey stuffing recipe looks so colorful and tasty.I am definitely going to give this a try because I love turkey and the taste of sage.Thanks so much for sharing this awesome and healthy recipe.What a super great way to use up the turkey too.

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