Extremely Moist Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf

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I have been trying to get some different ideas for dinner that has buzzwords in it that spike my husband’s interest. Bacon is a buzzword that always peeks my husband’s interest. I decided to make a mini loaf bacon wrapped turkey meatloaf so we have a high protein dinner with lots of flavor. This is a favorite Easy Italian Meatloaf Recipe.

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf

Moist Turkey Meatloaf Pro Tip

I like using ground turkey instead of ground beef when I find it on sale or find a particularly lean cut to save on fat and calories.

Turkey can be extremely dry. I have been soaking it to get some moisture into the meat before cooking. I skipped this step this time and used grated zucchini to add the moisture.

Zucchini is filled with so much water you actually have to squeeze some of it out before adding it to the meat otherwise the water will ruin the dish.

I used a large paper towel this time and squeezed the water out over the sink. Last time, I used a kitchen towel and stained it with the green juice. If it is just a towel you don’t care about, go for it.

I soaked the meat in water while making this Easy Italian Meatloaf Recipe and this heart shaped broccoli cheddar stuffed meatloaf recipe.


Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Do you love bacon in your dishes as much as I do? You will fall in love with this Bacon Guacamole Appetizer Recipe. This recipe also goes really well with this cauliflower casserole as a side dish to this bacon wrapper turkey meatloaf.

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf

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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Start by prepping all the veggies and putting everything into one large mixing bowl. You don’t need to mess up your kitchen with any prep bowls.

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Spray the mini meatloaf pans. Divide the mixture into three equal parts creating 3 equal sized meatloaves and place them into the 3 loaf pans. Place the 2 pieces of bacon over each meatloaf and top each with 1 tbsp BBQ sauce. Bake for about 35 minutes or until cooked completely.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf


Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf

Easy Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf made like muffins in mini pans - extremely moist perfect personal sized portions to be healthy
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 393kcal
Author Aprilgolightly


  • 1 cup zucchini grated, drained of moisture - squeezed in a kitchen towl or paper towel
  • 1/2 yellow onion grated
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 5 slices bacon cut in half
  • 3 tbsp BBQ Sauce to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray the mini meatloaf pans.
  • In a large bowl mixing bowl, combine the 1 cup grated and drained zucchini, grated 1/2 small yellow onion, 1/2 diced red pepper, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/3 cup BBQ sauce, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 large egg, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp salt, and 1 lb turkey.
  • Create 3 equal sized meatloaves and place them into the 3 loaf pans. Place the 2 pieces of bacon over each loaf and top each with 1 tbsp BBQ sauce.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until cooked completely.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 1341mg56%
Potassium 686mg20%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 34g68%
Calcium 54mg5%
Vitamin C 25.6mg31%
Vitamin A 1180IU24%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Easy Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf made like muffins in mini pans – extremely moist perfect personal sized portions to be healthy


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18 thoughts on “Extremely Moist Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf”

  1. My guy won’t eat meatloaf unless it’s wrapped in bacon! Love this recipe – I’m pinning so it will make it on the menu soon!

  2. Oh my wow! My FIL will eat just about anything, except meatloaf apparently. I bet this one wrapped in his favorite food would change that!


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