slow cooker homestyle meatloaf (with ground turkey)

Slow Cooker Homestyle Ground Turkey (or Beef) Meatloaf

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


An easy recipe for slow cooker ground turkey meatloaf. A traditional dinner that everyone loves!



  • 1 lb ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup diced onion or 2 Tbsp dried onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • BBQ sauce


  1. In a bowl combine the turkey, tomato sauce, oatmeal, onion, salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix well.
  2. Shape the mixture and place in a bread loaf pan.
  3. Place the pan inside your 6 quart oval slow cooker .
  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for about 6 hours.
  5. Brush the top of the meatloaf with some bbq sauce and then place in the oven on broil for 2-3 minutes. This step just makes it look a lot more appetizing and browns up the top a bit!


To make gluten free: Oats do not naturally contain gluten but are often cross contaminated in the fields they’re grown in. Be sure to use certified gluten-free quick oats. Bobs Red Mill is a common brand.