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This buffalo turkey meatloaf is a delicious gluten-free turkey meatloaf seasoned with hot sauce. It is made with almond flour, and is naturally Paleo and Whole30.

Buffalo turkey meatloaf on a pan after being sliced.

I love everything buffalo flavored. From buffalo meatballs, to buffalo dip, to this buffalo turkey meatloaf, I can not get enough. This meatloaf has the most irresistible buffalo hot sauce seasoning, made lighter with ground turkey and topped in a yummy tomato hot sauce glaze. If you love buffalo flavored anything… this recipe is for you!

Why this recipe works

  • It is easy to make. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, top with the glaze and cook in the oven!
  • This meatloaf makes wonderful leftovers.
  • This recipe is naturally Paleo, Whole30, Dairy-free and Gluten-free.
Paleo turkey meatloaf with hot sauce seasoning on a pan.

Recipe ingredients

  • Ground turkey– make sure to use regular fat turkey and not low fat. The meatloaf is more moist when regular ground turkey is used.
  • Almond flour– blanched almond flour works well because it is refined in texture.
  • Hot sauce– I highly recommend using Frank’s Redhot as your hot sauce because it made out of all natural ingredients, and is delicious!
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder– these spices season the meat while it cooks.
  • Eggs– these bind the meatloaf together.
  • Strained tomatoes– any simple tomato sauce will also work here.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of ground turkey, you can use ground chicken.
  • Instead of almond flour, you can use oats. This recipe won’t be Paleo or Whole30 if you use oats.
Hot sauce buffalo gluten free turkey meatloaf.

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Mix all of the meatloaf ingredients together in a bowl ( the turkey, almond flour, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and eggs).

Step 2: Put the meatloaf mixture into a pan.

Step 3: Make the sauce. Mix strained tomatoes, hot sauce and chili powder together.

Step 4: Pour the sauce on top the meatloaf.

Step 5: Cook in the oven!

Recipe FAQs

How do you store this meatloaf?

Store in an airtight container or wrapped in foil in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Can you make it in advance?

Yes! Follow all of the steps leading up to cooking and wrap the pan in foil. Then bake when you are ready to bake it.

What sauces work with this recipe?

Blue cheese, ranch, and hot sauce all taste amazing with this buffalo meatloaf.

Sliced buffalo meatloaf on a pan.

Other meatloaf recipes you’ll love:

4.75 from 4 votes

Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten free)

Servings: 8
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Buffalo turkey meatloaf on a pan after being sliced.
An irresistible buffalo meatloaf made lighter with ground turkey and topped in a yummy tomato hot sauce glaze. Naturally Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole30.


Meatloaf ingredients:

Tomato glaze ingredients:

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a loaf tin pan with parchment paper, my pan was 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75 in.
  • Put all of the meatloaf ingredients into a large bowl and mix with a fork until everything is completely mixed.
  • Put the meatloaf into the lined loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix the tomato glaze ingredients (2 Tbs hot sauce and 1/4 cup strained tomatoes). Pour this on top of the meatloaf.
  • Cook for 60 minutes.


Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 31gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1105mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Paleo, whole30
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  1. I absolutely LOVED this.  My problem was my meatloaf completely crumbled when I tried cutting it.  It was still delicious, but we had to eat it with spoons.  Any suggestions?5 stars

    1. What percent ground turkey did you use? I find that if it dries out it does get crumbly. I usually use regular ground turkey and then after it cooks, I like to let it sit for 10 minutes to let the juices reabsorb back into the meatloaf. I hope that helps!!!

  2. You had me at buffalo. I love everything buffalo but wings!lol I love the idea of a healthy version of meatloaf, because no one will eat the traditional kind at home.

  3. Love this recipe. I’ve pinned it for later. I haven’t tried the almond flour, but am excited to. Plus, I love your choice of hot sauce 😉

    1. Almond flour really works well in place of bread crumbs. 🙂 Let me know if you try it!

  4. Ohhh..this looks good! My husband and I would eat this like crazy. Our kids on the other hand, would not because of the spice. I make a meatloaf that they LOVE, buuuutttt, it’s far from healthy. I figure at least they are getting protein in them!

    1. Thank you! 🙂 Yes spices are always tough with kiddos… got to do what you got to do!