Switch up your usual Taco Tuesday routine with a Taco Meatloaf! Instead of spending time cooking taco meat in a skillet, quickly shape it into a meatloaf and let the oven do the work. This easy meatloaf recipe is packed with flavor thanks to the salsa and taco seasoning!
- Author: Katie
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 slices 1x
- Category: lunch, dinner
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: American
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 cup mild salsa
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
- 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
- Optional: guacamole, sour cream, extra salsa for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, salsa, panko bread crumbs, eggs, salt, garlic powder and taco seasoning. Mix until combined.
- Transfer the taco meatloaf mixture to the rimmed baking sheet. Form the mixture into a loaf. Make the loaf approximately 6" x 9" and about 1 1/2 inches thick.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf registers 165° F.
- After the meatloaf has finished cooking, top it with the shredded Mexican blend cheese. Place the meatloaf back into the oven for about 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese.
- Remove from the oven and let cool before serving. Serve with guacamole, sour cream or extra salsa. Enjoy!
- Make this recipe gluten free by swapping out the panko bread crumbs for gluten free bread crumbs. Double check that your salsa and seasonings are also gluten free.
- Make this recipe dairy free by swapping out the cheese for a dairy free cheese.
- Ground turkey should be cooked to 165° Fahrenheit. The best way to check the internal temperature is to use a meat thermometer.
Keywords: taco meatloaf, turkey taco meatloaf, taco meatloaf with salsa