Kitchen Sink Italian Turkey Meatloaf

George Levinthal

By
@ChefGeoLevi

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a package of ground turkey at the store for dinner, but I had no idea what I wanted to do with it. So when I got home I opened the fridge, looked around and started to take things out and put it on the counter. I sorted out a few items and what was left became a meatloaf. It was delicious. I tried it again, this time using the same ingredients but figuring out how much of what to put in and it was still great. So I present it to you to try and enjoy.


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Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 lb
lean ground turkey
1/2 c
chopped red onion
4 clove
minced garlic
1/2 c
chopped fresh spinach
2 Tbsp
fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp
fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 c
cremini mushrooms, or your preference, chopped
1/3 c
caesar salad dressing
1 tsp
kosher or sea salt
1/2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 c
parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 c
seasoned or plain breadcrumbs
1
egg, beaten
1/2 c
tomato-basil pasta sauce (or your favorite)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat your oven to 350 deg. F
2
Crumble the ground turkey into a large mixing bowl. Add one-half of the cheese and the remaining ingredients, except the pasta sauce. Combine thoroughly.
3
Scrape the turkey mixture into a well greased loaf pan. Pour on the pasta sauce and then sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
4
Bake on the middle rack in the oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 155 to 160 deg. F.
5
Remove from the oven, cover loosely with foil and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. The meatloaf will continue cooking for a few minutes. Slice and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy