Why settle for regular meatloaf when you could be having meatloaf studded with bacon and cheddar cheese? These additions, along with White BBQ Sauce, guarantees a deliciously moist turkey meatloaf. This budget- and family-friendly comes from $10 Dinners: Delicious Recipes for a Family of 4 that Don’t Break the Bank, available on shelves (and Amazon) now. You can find cookbook author Julie Grimes’ simple recipe for White BBQ Sauce there (on page 222), or substitute bottled white barbecue sauce from the supermarket. 

Recipe by Oxmoor House


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 slices)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.

  • Heat a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl around to coat pan. Sauté carrot in hot oil for a couple of minutes or just until lightly browned. Pour carrots into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup cheese, 1/3 cup White BBQ Sauce, and next 4 ingredients to the bowl with the carrots; toss. Add turkey and egg, and mix gently just until ingredients are combined.

  • Scrape meatloaf mixture into an 8- x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake meatloaf at 375°F for 30 minutes. Remove meatloaf and increase oven temperature to 450°F.

  • Spread remaining 2 Tbsp. White BBQ Sauce over top of meatloaf and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheddar. Bake at 450°F for 10 – 15 minutes or until done and has reached 160 degrees on a meat thermometer. Let stand at room temperature at least 10 minutes. Cut into 8 slices and serve.