Skillet Harissa Turkey Meatloaf

Khalili Center - spicy-skillet-harissa-meatloaf


We love this bariatric friendly recipe because it is delicious, high in good quality protein and so easy to make. The extra veggies and cancer fighting lycopene from tomato make it a special powerhouse of nutrition. Enjoy!


  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini, all moisture squeezed dry with paper towel
  • 2 tbsp onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp diced red pepper
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs (use plain for dairy free)
  • 1/4 cup Harissa (such as Mina)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1.3 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Harissa Sauce for topping
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ketchup


  • In a large bowl, mix the zucchini, onion, garlic, red pepper, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup Harissa, egg, paprika and salt. Add the turkey and combine until mixed through.
  • Form the meat into 5 round patties.
  • Combine the remaining 1 1/2 tbsp Harissa with the ketchup in a small bowl.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium. Spray with oil and cook covered until cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes per side, reducing the heat if they start to get too browned.
  • Brush the Harissa-ketchup mixture on top during the last few minutes of cooking.


  • Servings: 5, Size: 1 loaf
  • Calories: 254 Fat: 11 g
  • Protein: 25 grams
  • Carbohydrate: 11 grams
  • Fat: 11 grams


If you prefer to make this in the oven as a large loaf, you can! Bake it at 350°F for 1 hour.


This recipe comes from Skinnytaste.com.