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Two slices of cooked meatloaf on a plate with green beans and some mashed potatoes.

Air Fryer Meatloaf

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  • Author: Amy Estes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This air fryer meatloaf comes out perfectly juicy and flavorful in under 20 minutes! It is made with ground turkey and topped with a zesty tomato glaze. This is a healthy meatloaf recipe that the whole family will love!



For the meatloaf

  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs – I used gluten free
  • 1/4 cup milk – I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 pound ground turkey – 93/7 works best
  • 1 large egg – lightly whisked
  • 1/2 a medium white onion – diced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard – or yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley – plus more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the tomato glaze

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon real maple syrup – more if you like it on the sweeter side 


  1. Combine the milk and breadcrumbs in a medium size bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes so the breadcrumbs can soak up all of the milk.
  2. Then add the soaked breadcrumbs along with the rest of the meatloaf ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix it all together with your hands or a fork or a spoon. 
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F, and place an air fryer liner or some foil into the bottom of the basket. Then add the meatloaf and carefully SHAPE it into a rounded rectangle or wide circle that is about 2 inches thick all the way around. Then air fry it for 12-14 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  4. Meanwhile, you can mix up the tomato glaze by combing the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl. Once the meatloaf is ready, spread the glaze evenly over the top of the meatloaf. Then increase the air fryer temperature to 400 degrees F and cook it for 3-4 more minutes until the glaze is slightly golden around the edges.
  5. Remove, top with parsley, slice, and serve. 


    • Don’t overmix the meat. Mix it just until the ingredients are fully combined.
    • Use a meat thermometer to check the doneness of the meatloaf. Since air fryers vary. It is done once the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F when inserted in the center of the meatloaf. 
    • Use an air fryer liner or foil to make it easier to lift the meatloaf out of the air fryer by grabbing the corners of the liner or foil. 
    • Let the meatloaf cool for a few minutes before you slice it so it doesn’t fall apart. 
    • You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat portions in the air fryer at 350 degrees F until warmed through. You can also reheat this meatloaf in the microwave.
    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Cook Time: 15 minutes
    • Category: Main Dishes
    • Method: Air Fryer
    • Cuisine: American