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You can’t beat the ease and convenience of air fryer turkey meatloaf—it’s perfectly moist and cooks in half the time, making it a game changer for weeknight dinners!

Air Fryer Meatloaf

Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf

I’m obsessed with my air fryer and use it to make everything like Air Fryer Chicken Breast, Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, and even Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs! I shared a recipe for Individual Fiesta Turkey Meatloaves in my first air fryer cookbook, but I have never posted an air fryer meatloaf recipe on my blog. Since I make turkey meatloaf for dinner at least once a month because Tommy loves it, I made it in the air fryer this time. Air fryer meatloaf not only cooks more quickly than baking it in the oven but also results in a deliciously golden brown exterior while maintaining a juicy interior. And adding shredded zucchini to turkey meatloaf will give you the tenderest meat!

Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaves

Why This Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf Recipe Works

  • High Protein: One mini meatloaf has grams of 24.5 grams protein.
  • Extra Veggies: Minced onion and shredded zucchini add fiber and moisture.
  • Fast: Air frying individual turkey meatloaves is much faster than baking one large loaf. They cook in just 20 minutes!
  • Perfect for Meal Prep: This easy turkey meatloaf recipe is excellent for meal prep since it freezes and reheats well.
Turkey Meatloaf ingredients

What You’ll Need

I bet you have most of the ingredients you need for this air fryer meatloaf in your pantry already! Scroll down to the recipe card below for exact measurements.

  • Ground Turkey: 93% ground turkey is my favorite for meatloaf since it’s lean yet helps keep the meatloaf moist while still being lean. Ground beef or pork will also work.
  • Ketchup: Adds sweetness. BBQ sauce can also be used.
  • Quick Rolled Oats act as a binder while providing protein and fiber. I buy organic, check lables for Gluten-free.
  • Onion: Minced onion adds moisture and flavor.
  • Zucchini: Grated zucchini adds extra moisture. Squeeze out the liquid using paper towels or dish towels.
  • Egg: Helps bind the meatloaf ingredients.
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper season the turkey.
  • Parsley: Mince fresh parsley for garnish if desired.

How to Make Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf

Here’s a quick overview of the steps involved in making this air fryer meatloaf. See the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

  1. Make Meatloaf Mixture: Combine all the meatloaf ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well with a fork.
  2. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape into mini loaves.
  3. Air Fryer: Air fry the meatloaf at 350°F for 15 minutes. Flip the loaves over, brush on the remaining ketchup, and cook 5 more minutes.
Meatloaf in air fryer basket

What’s the Best Air Fryer?

I LOVE my mew All Cool Air Fryer! It’s the best air fryer I’ve ever used because it’s powerful, spacious, and and pretty for my white kitchen.


  • Protein: Swap turkey for lean ground beef.
  • Onion: Use a red onion.
  • Oats: If you don’t have quick oats, you can use old-fashioned oats.
  • Seasoning: Add onion and garlic powder.
  • Ketchup: Substitute BBQ Sauce. To lower the sugar, swap traditional ketchup with sugar free such as Primal Kitchen.

Serving Suggestions

Below are some side dishes to serve with this air fryer meatloaf.

Storage and Meal Prep for Air Fryer Meatloaf

Meatloaf makes great leftovers and is easy to reheat, so it’s ideal for meal prep.

  • Meal Prep: Store the meatloaf in airtight containers for 4 days.
  • How long do you reheat meatloaf in the air fryer? Air fry meatloaf for 4 to 5 minutes at 350°F until warm. You can also microwave it for about 1 minute.
  • Double the meatloaf recipe if you want extra for leftovers or freezing.
  • Freeze the meatloaf in freezer-safe containers for 3 months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat using the instructions above.
Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaves

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Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Total: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 mini loaf

  • In a medium bowl combine ground turkey, oats, zucchini, onion, 1/4 cup ketchup, egg, salt and black pepper, mix well with a fork.

  • Divide mixture into 4 equal portions and shape into 4 mini loaves.

  • Transfer to the air fryer basket and air fry 350F 15, flip and brush on the remaining ketchup and cook and additional 5 minutes, until the center is cooked through. garnish with parsley, if desired.

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To lower the sugar, swap traditional ketchup with sugar free such as Primal Kitchen.

Serving: 1 mini loaf, Calories: 252 kcal, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 24.5 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 130 mg, Sodium: 581 mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: 5.5 g

Meatloaf FAQ

At what temperature do I cook meatloaf?

Air fry turkey meatloaf at 350°F. Check it with a meat thermometer to ensure it’s completely cooked. When done, it should read 165°F.

Why is my turkey meatloaf rubbery?

If your meatloaf is rubbery or tough, there may be a few reasons:
1. Overmixing: Mix the ingredients until just combined. If you mix the turkey too much, it’ll get tough.
2. Overcooking: Nobody likes dry meatloaf, so don’t air fry it longer than needed. If your air fryer runs hot, check it a couple of minutes early.
3. Let it rest: Before cutting into the meatloaf, let it rest for 5 minutes to prevent the juices from seeping out.


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