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Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
I got the idea for a stuffed meatloaf from Shaye on the site; however, as mine evolved it became a whole different animal (or loaf if you will). I have to give Shaye credit for the technique!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups fresh spinach (I use prewashed salad mix)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 10 slices turkey bacon (cooked and crumbled)
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese, light (softened)
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper
- 1⁄2 zucchini (finely chopped or shredded)
- 1 cup cheddar french-fried onions (crushed)
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- For filling:.
- Heat olive oil over medium high heat.
- Add spinach and garlic. Cook until spinach is wilted. Transfer to a cutting board. When cool, chop the spinach.
- Combine chopped spinach, cooked turkey bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and softened cream cheese.
- Set filling aside.
- For loaf:.
- Combine ground turkey, egg, green peppers, zucchini, cheddar French-fried onions (crushed), Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup, salt and pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes if using.
- In a wax paper lined, 9 x 13 pan, pat out the turkey mixture.
- Top with the filling mixture.
- Roll jelly-roll style.
- Seal the ends.
- Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until browned.
- Let sit for about five minutes.
- Slice and serve.
I had never tried to cook a stuffed meatloaf prior to this recipe, but it turned out fairly well. I am not sure I would separate the filling from the loaf next time, because the filling, especially the cream cheese and cheddar cheese just sorta melted into the rest of the loaf, but the flavors melded together well. Tasty, especially with some extra ketchup overtop as "sauce". I would cook this recipe again!