Skillet Harissa Turkey Meatloaf

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[1], 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[2] on Amazon[3] 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.

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  • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
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.


  1. ^ basic turkey meatloaf recipe (
  2. ^ Mina Harissa (
  3. ^ Amazon (

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