Quinoa Meatloaf with Vegetables

This healthy Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf recipe is a great way to sneak in some veggies and extra protein into your dinner!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy meatloaf, meatloaf, quinoa, quinoa meatloaf, turkey meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 457kcal


  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 6 – 7 button mushrooms stems removed
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey preferably organic, all-natural
  • 2 cups cooked rainbow quinoa
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • Chop the vegetables into 1-inch pieces. Add them to a food processor fitted with a steel blade, and pulse until finely chopped, about 10 1-second pulses.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet and add the vegetables and garlic, until the vegetables have softened, about 2 – 3 minutes. Season with thyme, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add the turkey, vegetables, quinoa, egg and a bit more salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Stir until fully combined.
  • Transfer the meat mixture to the loaf pan, smoothing the top over with a wooden spoon. Smother in barbecue sauce and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Let cool for 10 – 15 minutes, slice and serve.


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 589mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g