Turkey Meatloaf with Mixed Bell Peppers & Whole Grain Dijon Mustard

Turkey meatloaf is not only extremely quick and easy to prepare but it is also very tasty. This is Polish recipe (keks mięsny z papryką) that we have been using and improving for years.

It can be served with some homemade fries, potatoes, rice, pasta or even cold in a bread roll, perfect for school and work lunches and picnics.


  • 800 g minced turkey
  • 3 mixed bell peppers – red, green and yellow or orange (diced)
  • 150 g cheese – I used vintage extra mature Cheddar (grated or chopped finely)
  • 8 – 10 thick slices of soft white toast bread
  • 3 – 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 3 tbs whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbs ketchup
  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs marjoram
  • handful freshly chopped dill or some frozen dill

quick and easy meatloaf recipe


  • 2 standard bread loaf tins – 11 x 22 cm (4.5 x 8.5 in) or one large Pyrex style dish
  • baking paper
  • potato masher
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon

Polish meatloaf recipe keks miesny


  1. In a mixing bowl combine peppers with cheese, salt, mustard, ketchup, olive oil, garlic, marjoram and dill, stir well.
  2. Add also turkey, eggs and bread, mix well with potato masher.
  3. Transfer meatloaf mixture into baking tins lined with baking paper.
  4. Use spoon or even hand to make the top of each meatloaf even, cover with baking paper.
  5. Place in the oven preheated to 220°C (425°F) , after 15 minutes reduce the temperature to 200°C (392°F).
  6. Bake for about 1 hour all together.
  7. Once the meatloaves are ready cut them into thick slices.
  8. Serve with some potatoes, pasta or rice and green salad on a side.

Makes 10 – 12 servings.


For even quicker (and healthier) version replace sliced bread with some breadcrumbs, oats and water. We usually use 1 cup of breadcrumbs, 1 cup of oats and ½ cup of water to replace the bread.

If meatloaf seem to be getting browned to fast on the top, cover it with some tin foil.

If you are cooking for kids replace whole grain mustard with smooth one.


If you are looking for some other recipes calling for turkey mince, take a look at our Oven Baked Cheesy Turkey & Oat Burgers and MeatballsTurkey Kofta Kebabs with Spanish Smoked PaprikaMarrow Boats Stuffed with Tomato & Paprika TurkeyTurkey, Carrot, Potato and Leek Quiche TartTurkey Moussaka or Cheesy Turkey Meatballs & Tomato Spaghetti.

More Polish recipes.

I’m adding this to the Inheritance Recipes challenge that we co-host with Solange of Pebble Soup. May Inheritance Recipes is hosted by us, please come and join us, share your inherited recipes!

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Your thoughts…

  1. It looks delicious Margot.

  2. Ooh, I love grainy mustard but never thought to put it in meatloaf. Yum!

  3. The mustard usually highlight flavour of the cheese very nicely, not only in this recipe but also in cheese twists and similar bakes.

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