Try This Turkey Meatloaf with Carrot Ketchup

This meatloaf is a healthier version of that delicious meatloaf that your mom used to make for supper. DisneyFamily brings a unique flavor with carrot ketchup as well as some Mickey fun.


  • For the Carrot Ketchup:
  • -1 cup freshly made carrot juice, carrot pulp reserved
  • -1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • -1/4 cup honey
  • -1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • -1 teaspoon xanthan gum*, divided
  • -1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • For the Turkey Meatloaf:
  • -2 pounds ground turkey
  • -3/4 cup (tightly packed) carrot pulp**
  • -1/2 cup ketchup
  • -1/4 cup bulgur wheat***
  • -1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • -1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • -3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • -2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • -2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • -1 teaspoon onion powder
  • -1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • -1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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  1.  For the Carrot Ketchup: Combine carrot juice, vinegar, honey, salt, granulated onion, and granulated garlic in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, then set aside to cool. 

2. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum over top; blend with an immersion blender until completely smooth. If desired, add xanthan gum, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, and blending completely after each addition, until desired texture is reached.

3. For the Turkey Meatloaf: Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly oil 1 sheet pan if making 1 whole loaf, or 2 sheet pans if making individual meatloaves. 

4.  Combine eggs, ketchup, bulgur, and Worcestershire in a medium bowl. Set aside 30 minutes.

5. Place ground turkey in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed to break up turkey.

6. Add carrot pulp, bell pepper, onion, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix on low speed until well combined, about 2 minutes.

7.  Add egg mixture. Mix on low speed until well combined, about 2 minutes.

8.  To make individual meatloaves, divide mixture into 6 or 8 portions and form each into a Mickey Mouse shape on prepared sheet pans. To make 1 whole loaf, form mixture into an oval shape on prepared sheet pan.

9.Bake individual loaves 20 to 25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF. Bake whole loaf 45 to 55 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF.

Will you be adding this to your meal rotation this week?

Source: DisneyFamily

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.