kitchen sink italian turkey meatloaf

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By George Levinthal
from Goleta, CA

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6 - 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For kitchen sink italian turkey meatloaf

  • 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)

How To Make kitchen sink italian turkey meatloaf

  • 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.
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