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Sliced Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf on wooden board

Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf

Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf comes out flavorful and moist, with a delicious topping to go over it. Air fried turkey meatloaf is done in under an hour!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer meatloaf recipe
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting 10 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 160 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 3 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Turkey, 85% Lean
  • 1/4 lb Thick Cut Bacon (optional)

Topping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp Real Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the egg and beat it. Then add the bread crumbs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Mix well.

  2. Add the ketchup and Dijon. Mix well.

  3. Add the ground turkey and thoroughly combine the meat with the seasoning mixture.

  4. Shape into a loaf that is even in thickness and will fit in the air fryer basket. This recipe works best in a minimum 7 inch wide basket. A smaller basket will yield a thicker meatloaf, which means a longer cook time.

  5. Put the meatloaf into the air fryer basket and then drape the strips of bacon evenly over the loaf. tuck the bottoms of the bacon under the loaf.

  6. Cook at 350° F for 20 minutes.

  7. While the meatloaf is cooking, mix up the topping sauce. After the 20 minute cook time, open the air fryer and apply a generous amount of the sauce over the top of the meatloaf (try not to double dip into the sauce so you can use the rest to serve with the meatloaf).

  8. Place a piece of sprayed foil loosely over the meatloaf. Cook at 350° F for another 10 minutes.

  9. Open the air fryer and check the temperature with an instant read thermometer. If it says 160°, then let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before serving. It will come up to 165°.

  10. If the meatloaf is below 160°, cook for another 5 minutes. You can take off the foil for the last couple of minutes.

  11. Always rest meatloaf for 5-10 minutes after cooking.

  12. Transfer to a serving platter and slice. Serve with the remaining topping sauce.