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Turkey meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf- 17 Day Diet Approved

This healthy take on meatloaf ditches all the bad stuff without messing with that traditional taste. Using ground turkey and bulgur instead of high-carb bread crumbs keeps your diet healthy and your weight loss on track.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Cooking/Cool Bulgur: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking bulgur
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt-free Italian spice or your favorite seasoning blend
  • 1.2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat.
  • Place the bulgur in a large blender, core and blend until finely ground, about 1 minute.
  • Pour the ground bulgur into the boiling water, cover and set aside OFF the heat until cool, about 30 minutes.
  • Position your oven rack so it's in the center of the over and preheat your over to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Once the bulgur is cool, pour it into a large bowl and fluff it with a fork.
  • Mix in the ground turkey, egg white, mustard, spice blend, salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix it together and form the mixture into a loaf.
  • Place the loaf into your baking dish and cook until browned, about 50 minutes.
  • Take the meatloaf out of the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.


  • Jazz it up by adding topping your meatloaf with topping your meatloaf with 2 tsps. of either dijon mustard, sugar-free barbecue or tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce or even sugar-free ketchup!
  • Bulgur is a great substitute for bread crumbs but if you're in a hurry you can use cooked quinoa (1 cup).
  • Make the bulgur a day ahead of time so when you get home from work you just need to throw everything together and sit back and relax while dinner cooks.