Ricotta-Stuffed Meatloaf

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, ground beef, TWO of the eggs, the breadcrumbs, garlic, oregano and tomato paste together.
  • The best way to do this is with your hands, so if the meats are brought almost to room temp, it will be easier and not quite such a shock to tender fingers. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed together evenly; set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the ricotta, Parmesan, parsley and remaining egg. If the mix seems a little runny, add a little extra Parmesan. Set aside.
  • In a large roasting pan, place one half of the meat mixture and form into a rectangle, with the center a little lower than the sides.
  • Spoon all of the ricotta mixture in the center of the meat loaf, leaving at least one inch all the way around.
  • Carefully place the rest of the meatloaf mix around and over the top of the ricotta. The easiest way to do this so that the ricotta doesn't "escape" is to start from the sides and the ends and work inward. Smooth and shape the loaf gently and top with mozzarella cheese. An alternate to shredded cheese is to lay thin slices in a decorative pattern down the center.
  • Bake uncovered for 60-75 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting into individual servings.
  • Delicious with oven-roasted potatoes and a tomato-basil salad. Buon Appetito!