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bacon cheeseburger meatloaf

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

This Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf is everything you love about a juicy burger but lightened using lean ground turkey. It's delicious, cheesy, and topped with bacon to seal in all the flavor and juices! This turkey meatloaf recipe is one of the best you'll ever make!
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Course: dinner, dinner recipe
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon cheeseburger meatloaf, bacon cheeseburger meatloaf recipe, cheeseburger meatloaf recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 312kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Large rimmed baking sheet or loaf pan


  • 1/2 cup panko bread brumbs can also use a slice of bread or regular bread crumbs.
  • 1/4 cup milk 1% or 2%
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon hamburger seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ salt
  • ¼ pepper
  • 1 tablespoon worchestshire sauce
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan parmesan cheese can also use grated Romano cheese
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon


  • Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to press the breadcrumbs and milk together until it forms a paste. 
  • Then In a small bowl, stir the mustard and ketchup together. Set it aside for now.
  • To the paste, add the ground turkey, hamburger seasoning, salt, pepper, onion powder, granulated garlic, Worcestershire sauce, grated parmesan, eggs, ½ of the ketchup mustard mixture, and shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Use your hands to mix all the ingredients until evenly distributed. You don't want to overmix because that can result in a tough meatloaf.
  • Next, place the meat mixture onto a 7 x11 or 9 x 11 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray and form it into a loaf.
  • For the glaze, spread the rest of the remaining ketchup mixture on top of the loaf, then lay the bacon slices over it, tucking it underneath if needed.
  • Place meatloaf into the oven and cook for 55 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  • Turn the oven to broil and broil the meatloaf for 3-5 minutes or until the bacon gets crispy. Keep an eye on it during this time because it can go from crisp to burnt quickly.
  • Remove meatloaf from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes, slice, and serve.



Storage Tips
To meal prep for the week.
Either assemble the meatloaf night before to cook the next day. Or keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days and then continue with cooking instructions when you're ready to make it. You'll probably want to add more cooking time if the meatloaf is very cold. 
Or cook the meatloaf thoroughly, cut it into slices, and refrigerate in an airtight container for the week. I do like to create a portioned meal prep bowl with a piece of meatloaf, veggie, and rice to eat during the week. This is my favorite way to store leftovers.
You can warm up cooked meatloaf in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until hot.
To freeze
You can also freeze meatloaf raw or cooked. Here are my instructions for freezing meatloaf.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sugar: 3g