Delicious and Healthy Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

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Delicious and Healthy Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 01, 2023

Indulge in a flavorful and healthy alternative to traditional meatloaf with our Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf recipe. Ground turkey is seasoned with a blend of aromatic herbs and spices, then stuffed with a mouthwatering mixture of sautéed vegetables, breadcrumbs, and cheese. This recipe is not only delicious, but it also provides a lean protein option for those looking to make healthier choices. Serve this meatloaf with a side of mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables for a satisfying and wholesome dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped onion, chopped red bell pepper, chopped mushrooms, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together the shredded mozzarella cheese, chopped parsley, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and olive oil to create the stuffing mixture.
  4. Take half of the turkey mixture and press it evenly into the bottom of a greased loaf pan.
  5. Spread the stuffing mixture over the turkey layer, ensuring it covers the entire surface.
  6. Cover the stuffing mixture with the remaining turkey mixture, pressing it down gently to seal the stuffing inside.
  7. Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  8. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  9. Garnish with additional chopped parsley, if desired, and serve hot.

Interesting Facts

  • Ground turkey is a lean source of protein, making it a healthy alternative to ground beef.
  • This meatloaf can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.
  • Leftover meatloaf can be sliced and used as a delicious filling for sandwiches the next day.