Skillet Harissa Turkey Meatloaf

Skillet Harissa Turkey Meatloaf – making them in the skillet means ready in less than 30 minutes! These got RAVE reviews on Skinnytaste!

Making meatloaf in the skillet is perfect for busy weeknights – it’s ready in less than 30 minutes!

I took my basic turkey meatloaf recipe, swapped the ketchup for jarred Mina Harrisa (or you can use homemade), added shredded zucchini and made them in the skillet. The results were juicy, quick, delicious round meatloaves with a little kick! I served it with a simple chopped cucumber and tomato salad which I tossed with a little olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper.

You can purchase Mina Harissa on Amazon and I think Whole Foods carries it, it’s a bright red Moroccan condiment that can be used with couscous, vegetables, meats or whatever you want. You can also make it from scratch which I often do, but for this recipe, Mina was perfect.

Skillet Harissa Turkey Meatloaf – making them in the skillet means ready in less than 30 minutes! These got RAVE reviews on Skinnytaste!

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

Skillet Harissa Turkey Meatloaf
Servings: 5 • Size: 1 loaf  • Points +: 6 pts • Smart Points: 5
Calories: 254 • Fat: 11 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 25 g • Sugar: 3 g
Sodium: 498 mg • Cholesterol: 121 mg


  • 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.