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overhead view of Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf with a couple of slices cut

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Traditional meatloaf takes a healthy turn with this Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf. It’s tender and flavorful and the perfect way to have a comforting meal on the table after work!




  • 1 teaspoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped cremini mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 large egg, (beaten)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar


  1. Make the meatloaf: Cut a 15X8-inch piece of parchment paper and place it in a 5 quart slow cooker, allowing the sides of the paper to come up the sides of the slow cooker. (This is to easily remove the meatloaf once it is cooked.)
  2. Heat the oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent and golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the onion to a large bowl. Add the turkey, breadcrumbs, mushrooms, ketchup, whole egg, egg white, marjoram and salt to the bowl. Mix well, then form into an oval shape. Place in the slow cooker on top of the parchment paper.
  3. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon and brown sugar. Brush half of the sauce over the meatloaf, and refrigerate the remaining sauce.
  4. Place the cover on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours, or until a thermometer registers 165ºF.
  5. Preheat the broiler, and line a baking sheet with foil.
  6. Transfer the meatloaf to the foil lined pan. Brush the remaining sauce over the top of the meatloaf. Broil until a crust forms, 1 to 2 minutes. Keep a eye on it, as it may start to brown quickly.
  7. Cut the meatloaf into slices to serve.

Recipe Notes:

very slightly adapted from Skinnytaste Fast and Slow

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of loaf
  • Calories: 274
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 640 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 111 mg

Keywords: slow cooker turkey meatloaf