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Best Damn Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf


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  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Description

This mouthwatering turkey meatloaf is loaded with flavor and stuffed with a mixture of mozzarella cheese and chopped spinach for an extra hearty, awesome comfort food dinner.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey, lean
  • 1.25 cups (5oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh basil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, then give it a spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine spinach and mozzarella.
  3. In a separate large bowl, mix turkey, breadcrumbs, milk, beaten egg, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper until just combined.
  4. Using hands (wet with cold water to prevent sticking), pat 2/3 of the turkey mixture into a 9×5-inch log on the prepared baking sheet. Form a deep indentation down the center of the turkey mixture. Fill the indentation with spinach mixture. Top with remaining turkey mixture, forming into a loaf.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes, remove from oven and spread marinara evenly over meatloaf. Continue to bake 15 more minutes or until internal temperature of 165°F on an instant-read thermometer. Top with Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil. Let cool 5-10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Notes

Make sure spinach is drained of water.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American