I was never a fan of meatloaf. The thought of a brick of ground meat didn’t appeal to me.
Then, I realized, if I stuffed it with as many veggies as possible, it would kind of be like a favorite pasta sauce of mine, turkey bolognese.
Alas, here we are, with an easy turkey meatloaf, chock full of veggies – even zucchini noodles!
I topped this meatloaf with a BBQ sauce (because I’ve been having whacky pregnancy cravings for BBQ flavors) and it was amazing, but you could also top with a tomato basil sauce or something less sweet.
The zucchini noodles work their magic here by giving this meatloaf the moisture it needs – the zucchini noodles release their water and make the turkey meat that much more moist. No bricks here!
And actually, the first time I made this, I forgot the almond flour and it broke apart a little, but it was still delicious – so just keep that in mind if a) you don’t have almond flour or b) have a nut allergy!
If you’re looking for a weeknight meal to meal-prep and/or freeze to have on hand for quick meals – this is it! And it’s a great way to use all those zucchinis that pop up in your CSA box or in your garden – they’re about to start growing like weeds! I would serve this meatloaf with a big side salad or some roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes – or even a cauliflower mash. Just prep everything and you’ll have hearty, nutritious meals all week!
I’m now a believer in the meatloaf. And I can’t end this post without sharing this, because I couldn’t stop thinking it as I typed out this post:
Now you can watch a cooking video of this recipe:
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 7 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.