Broccoli Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf Recipe


Sometimes in order to get your veggies to a Buff Dude you've gotta hide 'em in MEAT, and what better way than doing it than with our Broccoli Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf Recipe? It's a recipe so good you'll never realize half of it's green. Dig in, dudes!




  • 3 lbs (990g) Ground Turkey
  • 1c. (72g) Diced Mushrooms 
  • 1/2c. (73g) Diced Onion
  • 1/4c. (28g)  Minced Garlic
  • 1c. (62g) Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4c. (30g) Milk
  • 1/2c. (20g) Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Egg
  • 1t. Pepper Flakes
  • 1t. Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2c. (182g) Steamed Broccoli







This recipe is a big one. You'll have a weeks worth of meals or you can devide it up and freeze some for later.  Adding Broccoli to this Turkey loaf gives you additional Calcium and Vitamins A and C.

Here we go!

First cut your Broccoli into bite size pieces and steam them for several minutes. You want it to be firm. Not mushy. It will continue to cook once its in the loaf. Then let it cool.

Sauté your onion, garlic and mushrooms. Just till the onions are translucent and the mushrooms become soft. Only a few minutes.

In a large bowl, put your breadcrumbs in it and pour the milk over them. Add the parsley,  pepper flakes, cumin, and salt and pepper. (we say to taste because not everyone likes the same amount of salt or pepper)

Mix these ingredients together then add the onions, garlic and mushrooms and continue to mix.


Now add the ground turkey and with your clean hands, gently work it all together. (did you know that if you over work your ground turkey or ground beef it actually makes it come out tough?)

Divide the meat in half.

Lightly spray your pan and put half the meat in. Form it into your loaf and build up the sides a little.  This will hold the cheese and broccoli.

Sprinkle half of the Parmesan Cheese,  then layer your steamed broccoli over that and sprinkle the rest of the cheese.

Now spread the other half of your turkey mixture and make sure to close up the seams. 


Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
We spread 2 T. BBQ sauce on top and put it back in for 10 more minutes.

Once it is done. Pull it out of the oven and let it "rest" for 5 to 10 minutes. This way some of those juices will absorb back into the meat. 

Slice and enjoy!

This goes great with our Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges! 

 






As we said...this is a large recipe. You may decide to cut it in half when you make it.
It yields approximately 12 servings of 4-5 oz. (170g)

Each serving contains:

  • Cal.          255
  • Fat.          12g
  • Carb.       43g
  • Sugar.     2g
  • Protein.   26g



Diane White
Diane White

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The Buff Food Blog is updated every Thursday in collaboration with the Buff Mom, Diane. A lot of the recipes you'll find here every week is what the Buff Dudes consumed growing up, transforming them from a couple of simple 'dudes' into BUFF DUDES. In addition to her food recipes she is the one primarily in charge of all orders and customer service for our website so if you get a chance, say hi!