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Spinach-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

No recipe image available.Reduce the fat content and calorie count in meatloaf by using lean ground turkey and egg white instead of the whole egg. This flavorful, spinach-stuffed meatloaf is sure to please.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese - divided use
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound lean ground turkey
3/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (175°C).
  2. Lightly spray medium skillet with cooking spray. Cook mushrooms and onion in skillet over medium-low heat 4 minutes or until onion is tender; remove from heat. Add spinach, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese; mix well. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, combine turkey, oats, milk, egg white, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; mixing lightly but thoroughly. Spoon 2/3 of turkey mixture lengthwise down center of 11 x 7-inch glass baking dish. Form a deep indentation down middle of turkey; fill indentation with reserved spinach mixture. Top with remaining turkey, forming a loaf. Seal edges to completely enclose spinach filling.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until thermometer registers 170°F (80°C) and juices show no pink color. Remove from oven; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Return to oven 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Turkey Federation.